Today I want to tell you about one way to clean the skin – steam baths for the face. The plus of this method, in my opinion, is that it can be implemented without any problems at home.
Steam baths are good because they restore the water balance of the skin, give it a healthy appearance, saturate it with oxygen, improve blood circulation.
Immediately make a reservation that this cleaning is not for everyone. In diseases such as rosacea, rosacea, asthma, as well as with acne and frequent inflammatory processes, steam baths can not be done.
If you have everything in order, then you can pick up steam baths, based on the type of your skin. Of course, there are a lot of recipes, I will give just a few examples.
Masks for different skin types
The composition of the baths can include the following herbs, extracts, oils:
For greasy skins – green tea, lavender, chamomile, mint, lemon balm, bay leaf, oil of eucalyptus, lemon, tea tree.
For combined skins – nettle, lavender, ginger, green tea and tea tree oil, eucalyptus, rosemary, sage.
For normal skins – chamomile, carnation, thyme, bay leaf, geranium oil, sandalwood, lavender, bergamot.
For dry skins – chamomile, comfrey, licorice, dandelion, bay leaf, rose oil, green tea oil.
Laurel steam bath
I do it as follows. I put 1 liter of water on the fire, in the process of boiling I throw 5 leaves of laurel, I make the fire minimal, after 2 minutes I take off the gas.
I cool a little, put it on the table, sit down more comfortably and tilt my face over the saucepan. In order not to lose valuable steam, I cover my head with a towel. And I sit until the water cools. Then wet the skin with a clean towel, after which I apply a light cream or a mask.
By the way, I also let this laurel broth into the business – I rinse my hair with it after washing. It helps to strengthen and grow.
Calendula steam bath
I use this bath because my skin is prone to oily type, and it dries it a little. Also, it is suitable for problem skin, because heals wounds and has bactericidal properties.
I do it this way: I throw marigolds that I bought at the pharmacy into boiling water. You can use and not dried calendula. Ratio – to 1 liter of water 2 tbsp. dry marigolds or 6 flowers.
So, I fall asleep in boiling water, turn off the heat and let stand under the lid for 5 minutes. Then the scheme is the same as with the previous bath. Sometimes I add a few drops (3-7) oils – tea tree or lemon.
The frequency and duration of the procedure
The frequency and duration of the steam bath depends again on the type of skin.
For greasy skin – 1 time per week for no more than 15 minutes.
For combined skin – 1 time per week for 5-7 minutes.
For normal skin – 1 time in 2 weeks 3-5 minutes.
For dry skin – 1 time in 2 weeks about 3 minutes.
Do you make steam baths? What components do you use?