Rejuvenate Your Skin with a Facial Steam

Rejuvenate Your Skin with a Facial Steam

Rejuvenate Your Skin with a Facial Steam

Posted on July 1, 2023

People use a variety of techniques to hydrate and cleanse their skin. While some people search for the best facial cleansers and moisturizers, others use water vapor and face steaming.

Although a simple bowl or pot of hot water can do the trick, some people add salt, lemon, tea, dried herbs, and essentials oils to water for extra benefits. Today we will talk about the art of facial steaming.

Is facial steaming good for skin?

One of the most known facial sauna benefits is the cleansing. With facial steaming, you are able to have your skin deep cleansed naturally. This is because the heat that is given from steam can open up your pores and as a result, dirt and bacteria can easily be removed with the use of a cleanser or a scrub.

How does steaming your face help?

Steam opens up your pores and helps loosen any buildup of dirt for a deeper cleanse. Opening up your pores also softens blackheads, making them easier to remove. It promotes circulation. The combination of warm steam and an increase in perspiration dilates your blood vessels and increases circulation.

How often should you steam?

Steaming your face once per week is good. You can steam your face about 2 times a week without worrying about skin damage. If your skincare regimen includes a facial mask or serum, then you should steam your face just before applying the mask or serum.

What is recommended to do after steaming your face?

Your pores open up after getting steamed. The steam does a good job of opening them up, but not necessarily in cleaning them. Apply a clay mask to remove toxins, and clear out blackheads and dead skin cells that cause acne. This prevents new acne from forming, and clears out the entire blackhead, not just the outer plug. The black part in the picture is what you se

Facial Steam Benefits

  • They cleanse the skin: the steam causes your face to sweat, allowing impurities in the skin to be released. The volatiles in the herbs and essential oils also have antiseptic and antibacterial action against acne. You could follow your steam up with a clay mask to further help draw out any debris.
  • They hydrate and promote circulation: again, because they induce sweating. The compounds in herbs such as calendula and chamomile are also incredibly soothing and moistening. Guaranteed you’ll finish with a glow!
  • They’re anti-aging: this is in part due to the enhanced blood flow to the face, and in part due to the antioxidant activity of some of the herbs and oils. Geranium, sandalwood and frankincense essential oils deserve a mention here, as they help promote the renewal of skin cells.
  • They calm the nervous system: particularly when you’re using herbs and or essential oils like chamomile and lavender – this is a beautiful way to help manage stress and help you relax.

Selecting your Herbs

The ideal herbs to use are those that are known to support skin health, and those that are known to contain volatiles – that is – essential oils.

  • If you tend to have dry, mature, sensitive, red or inflamed skin, then the category of herbs most valuable to you will be those that contain constituents that are slightly cooling, softening, and moistening. Think calendula, chamomile, rose, lavender, and comfrey (ALL of these can easily be grown in your garden).
  • If you have oily skin, you’ll want to seek out herbs that have an astringent property. This means they help tighten and draw the tissues together, shrinking pores in the process. Think rose, rosemary, red raspberry leaf and sage.
  • Often with oily skin, comes acne or blackheads. For this you’ll want herbs that are antiseptic, antibacterial and cleansing. Think tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint and rosemary.
  • If you have combination skin, you can use a mixture of herbs, but calendula, chamomile and rose would be my top picks.
  • Lemon peel is something you can add no matter the skin type – it’s energizing and invigorating and makes for such a lovely addition.


There are numerous potential benefits of face steaming, including cleaning out pores, hydrating the skin, and feeling relaxed. However, there is no scientific evidence to back these claims. Although commercial facial steamers are available and spas offer face steaming treatments, they are unlikely to improve the appearance of the skin. Face steaming is not harmful when done correctly and carefully. Steam burns can occur in people who use water that generates extremely hot vapor temperatures, so be cautious. Boil your water, but pour it into a safe bowl and let it sit for a minute before putting your face and towel over the bowl. If the steam feels too hot, back away and wait another few minutes. Facial steam burns are not fun.

Book a Facial Steam at Dragonfly Bath Candle & Gifts

We invite you to schedule a time for your own facial steam at Dragonfly Bath, Candle & Gifts.

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