Unfortunately, today's ecological situation, the abundance of preservatives and colorants in food, often lead to the formation of comedones, acne, milium and other unaesthetic rashes on the skin. To get rid of this annoying defect will help the proper steaming of the face, mechanical cleaning and cleansing masks. Before proceeding to home procedures, it is necessary to clarify how often it is possible to steam the skin without harm. And also to understand, that in general give pairing and cleaning.
Purpose of the procedure
Steaming the skin has two purposes. First, the procedure, opening the pores, helps to remove toxins from the body and facilitates the cleaning of sebaceous plugs. Secondly, after steaming, the skin absorbs nutrients from natural domestic masks.
Types of procedure
Proper steaming of the face with oily skin is a session similar to inhalation. In a small saucepan or bowl, it is necessary to pour hot water, about 80-90 ° C, cover the head with a towel and breathe over the steam 7-15 minutes.
For dry skin this method of steaming is not recommended. It is better to moisten a thick towel in a hot herbal broth (about 60 ° C) and attach to the face for 10 minutes.
Regularity of procedures
There is no specific answer to how often you can steam your face. It is necessary to build on the type of skin and its condition.
For a problematic epidermis with increased sebaceous secretion and enlarged pores, at least one session per week is required. For dry sensitive skin – one procedure in 10-14 days.
It is also necessary to take into account that during the period of menstruation, or when there is a local rash on the face, it is strongly recommended that steam is not recommended. The procedure can exacerbate the problem.
In normal face skin should be guided by its needs, and carry out steaming and cleaning as needed. For the prevention will be enough couple of procedures per month in the winter, and one per week in the summer.
What to add to water
Hot steam perfectly opens the pores. And to get an additional effect – cleansing, moisturizing, soothing – you need to add some herbs or essential oils in the water for steaming.
For oily skin is excellent collection from chamomile, rosemary, birch leaves, linden flowers, chestnut fruits. Combined epidermis should be steamed over decoction from mother-and-stepmother, linden and mint.
Soothing licorice, chamomile, dandelion and bay leaf will help calm the dry and sensitive skin. Anise, ginger and cinnamon will strengthen the mature skin.
Also worth paying attention to essential oils – geranium, patchouli, rose, rosemary, lavender, lime, eucalyptus, ylang-ylang, etc. They not only have a beneficial effect on the skin, but also cleanse the airways, preventing colds.