Saturday, 6 November 2010

Skincare Tip: Steam Bath

Hello everyone,
today I have a skincare tip for you! It's something I like to do as well, especially in fall and winter.

What do I need?
- water
- something to boil water
- a towel
- a bowl
- something good for your skin to put into the water, for example camomile tea
- optional: skin care products/masks

How to do a steam bath?
First, boil water. While it gets hot, remove all of you make-up and pin your hair back. Pour the hot water into a bowl and put something in it that helps your skin, for example camomile tea or some lemon. Then let it cool down for a short while so it's not too hot for your face. Hold your face over the bowl and put the towel over your head so none of the steam can go away. Then breath in steam and stay like this for 5 to 10 minutes, if you like to, you can also do it longer. You will sweat, so wash your face afterwards and use a product if you want to.

How does it work?
The steam will open up you pores and help to cleanse them. It'll bring all of the bad stuff, bacteria and dirt to the surface, leaving your pores really clean. Sweating will also help clearing your skin from bad stuff. When you wash your face afterward, it'll leave the pores still open, so that's the perfect time to do a mask or use a really rich moisturizer because since the pores are open, they can absorb the product better and it'll work more for your skin. It can break you out the day after you did the steam bath, just because it brings all of the bacteria and stuff to the surface. But these breakout will disappear pretty soon. Steam baths will also help if you have a cold or something.
It's definitely worth doing often, like once or twice a week.

Personally, I really like this skincare tip. It works for my skin and it's so relaxing, too :)
Tell me if you try it out!
Bye, Misch

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