Whenever you're feeling stressed and anxious, getting a herbal steam facial done is the perfect way to calm the nerves. Not only does it soothe nasal passages, but also, rewards your skin with a healthy glow. The benefits of a herbal steam facial are plenty - it helps to open up your pores, soften blackheads and makes it easier for you to remove them. While you can do a steam facial with just plain water and essential oils, it's more effective for your skin when you include fresh herbs. Here's how to do a herbal steam facial at home!
Before we share the facial steps with you, let's take a quick look at the ingredients
Here's what you'll need:
How to do it:
Step 1: In a large container, pour 4 cups of water.
Step 2: Turn the heat on low.
Step 3: Once the water becomes hot and bubbles pop up, add all the herbs to it.
Note: If you don't have any of these herbs at home, you can also use essential oils or herbal teabags to do the facial.
Step 4: Stir the ingredients for 2 minutes.
Step 5: Turn off the heat after 5 minutes and allow the mix to cool for a minute.
Step 6: Now, carefully lean over the bowl and cover your hair and face with a towel to direct the steam to your pores.
Step 7: Inhale and take in the steam for 4-6 minutes.
Step 8: Pat your face dry using a towel and apply a moisturiser after.
Avoid placing your face too close to the steam as the heat can burn your skin. When taking steam, you must stay 12-14 inches away from the bowl. Another tip to keep in mind is to always wash your face before a steam facial. This tip will prevent any dirt and makeup residue from clogging your pores as soon as they open up. And finally, along with herbs, you can also add a few drops of essential oil to make the fragrance stronger.
Wasn't this DIY herbal steam facial recipe super easy to do? And the best part: It takes just 10-15 minutes to get you fresh, glowing skin.
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