Steam facial is an effective option for cleansing oily skin. Inappropriate skin cleansing is one of the major causes of skin problems in people with oily skin. The excess oil clogs the skin pores and traps dirt and dead skin cells in the pores, leading to pimples, blackheads and whiteheads. Steam facial helps in opening up the skin pores. By loosening the impurities, it assists in deep pore cleansing. Furthermore, herbs with anti-bacterial and astringent properties are added to the steam facial to further enhance the beneficial properties of the steam facial. If you have pimple-prone oily skin, you can benefit from the following steam facial.
DIY Steam Facials:
Steam Facial with Herbs
Things You Will Need
To prepare the steam facial you will need two quarts of water, half a teaspoon of dried rosemary, one teaspoon of sage, two teaspoons of calendula petals, one teaspoon of raspberry leaves and three teaspoons of comfrey leaves.
Pour the water in a saucepan and bring it to boil. Add the herbs and reduce the heat. Cover the saucepan and simmer the decoction over medium to low heat for about 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the stove. Lower your face over the saucepan. With a towel cover your head and the pan to ensure that the steam does not escape and is directed to your face. Close your eyes and steam your face for up to 20 minutes.
Steam Facial with Essential Oils
Things You Will Need
To heal the zits on your face and diminish risk of further breakouts, you can add essential oils with antimicrobial or soothing properties to your facial steam. Essential oils best suited for oily skin are tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil and lavender oil. Apart from the essential oils, you will need two to three quarts of water
Boil the water in a pot. When the water starts to boil, remove it from the stove and add five drops of each type of essential oil. Steam your face as usual for about 10 to 20 minutes.
Do not steam your face immediately after removing the boiling water from the stove. To eliminate risks of burns and irritation, allow the decoction to cool down slightly, before applying the steam to your face.