It’s Thyme to Steam!
Why are herbal facial steams beneficial?
Steams are a crucial part of any skin care system. We are bombarded with thousands of chemicals in our daily life making steams a necessary addition to any skin care practice. Steams allow for a deep cleansing of the pores. They soften the skin by opening pores and allowing perspiration to assist in the elimination of toxins and blackheads. Steams also stimulate greater circulation to the face, which improves the skin’s appearance, tone and texture. When the pores are open they are able to receive the healing properties of herbs in an accelerated manner making them more effective.
How often do I use a steam?
Use: Varies depending on skin type Normal – 1 time/week;
Acne/Blackheads – 2-3 times/week;
Polluted Cities – 1 time/week; Dry Skin – 1-2 times/month.
How do I use a steam?
Cleanse face before you steam. Put 2-3 tablespoons of each steam into a glass bowl or a ceramic pot (do not use metal). Pour 4-5 cups of boiling water over the herbs. Hold your face over the bowl being careful not to get too close to the steam. You should stay about a foot above the bowl. Drape a towel over your head creating a tent to trap the steam. As the water cools, you can get closer. Close your eyes and breathe in the herbs and steam. Ideally you should do this for 5 -15 minutes. Follow with one of our scrubs or facial masks, then moisturize.