Steam for Clear Skin (DIY)

Steam for Clear Skin (DIY)

One of my favourite skin-care tips is regular facial steaming. As someone with very sensitive skin that is also prone to breakouts, I've found that steaming has made a big difference for me. I try to do this once a week, but you can do it more often if you want to.

Steaming has many benefits for your skin and overall well-being. It improves your circulation, which aids in bringing nutrients and oxygen to all parts of your skin. Steaming assists your skin in detoxifying by causing it to perspire. The sweating removes trapped dirt and dead cells and loosening debris in clogged pores, giving your skin a deep clean. Steaming also has anti-aging benefits, as it helps soften the layer of dead skin cells, allowing for new cells to come to the surface more easily.

Steaming will improve almost every skin condition. 

The green tea will soothe irritation and the anti-bacterial properties of the lavender will help to sterilize. 

How to:

Fill a pot with fresh water, adding 1 organic green tea bag. Bring it to a boil, or at least until it starts steaming. Then turn the setting to low (so that it maintains steam, but also doesn't burn your face). Add a 1 or 2 drops of Lavender essential oil, if you wish. Cleanse your face, removing all makeup traces. Take a towel, place it over your head and move your face above the pot of water. Close your eyes and inhale deeply. I suggest steaming for a maximum of 10 minutes. 

Then rinse your face with some water to remove excess sweat. Apply a mask (I like clay or mud). Finish off by applying your NH Elixir Luxury Face Oil. 

I love steaming because not only does it cleanse your pores, it is also very therapeutic and relaxing. I like to steam in the evenings, before bed.

Try it!

xx Natalie

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