Facial Steamers: How to keep your skin glowing through the winter

max-van-den-oetelaar-buymYm3RQ3U-unsplashI’ve finally jumped on the at home facial steam bandwagon and let me tell you, it is a lovely place to be. Nestled in my lower bathroom drawer, between my skincare rejects, lays the device that keeps my skin looking like a baby’s bottom. Not only will facial steaming keep your skin soft and supple, but it’s also the closest you’ll get to a spa experience at home. I like to use steaming my face as an opportunity to meditate and relax. I’ve only used this a couple times, but I’ve already seen an improvement in my skin. I went from dry and flaky to moisturized and glowy. My face steaming routine goes a little something like this:

Prep:

Before I steam my face I take my makeup off and cleanse my skin. You should start with a clean base because the steam will open up your pores and release toxins.The Kiehl’s cleanser is my go-to for removing makeup and getting squeaky clean skin because it leaves my skin clean without stripping it of moisture.

Steam Time:

Once my skin is clean it’s time to get to steaming. I sit about 10 inches from the nozzle and let the steam sink into my skin. I do this until the steam runs out, which is normally after about 10 mins.

Post Steam:

Now that my skin has been opened up and toxins have been released, it’s time to for my skincare routine. After steaming, your skin really drinks up anything you put on it so this is the best time to use a good serum or mask. I like to follow with a vitamin c serum, facial oil, and finish off with moisturizer. My skin is GLOWING after this routine. It’s definitely something I try to incorporate a couple times a week, especially if I have an event to go to and I want to look best.

 

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