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Facial steams are relaxing,  stress-relieving and great pampering routines that can be done once a week, or for those with very sensitive or dry skin, once a month. Steaming is an excellent way to increase circulation to the skin, promote the release of toxins and impurities, deep cleanse and open pores, and experience the benefits of essential oils and herbs.

To prepare a facial steam, you’ll need a large heat-safe bowl, boiling water, a towel, and the essential oils or herbs you want to use. Combine the hot water and essential oils/herbs in the bowl, place the towel over your head, and lean over the bowl in such a way that the towel creates a tent, keeping the steam in. Keep your face a comfortable distance above the water, breathe deeply and enjoy for up to five minutes taking breaks as needed.

Essential oils can be calming, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, balancing, and fungicidal. Some common oils you might already have include lavender, tea tree, chamomile, clary sage, and neroli. You can use fresh or dried herbs as well, including comfrey, rosemary, lemon balm, chamomile, fennel, mint, and more. Chose your additions based on your needs at the time, or simply work with combinations that smell right to you, whether they are invigorating, relaxing or simply delicious!


Essential Oil Facial Steams

Author: Dr. Larita
December 4, 2015

Facial steams are relaxing,  stress-relieving and great pampering routines that can be done once a week, or for those with very sensitive or dry skin, once a month. Steaming is an excellent way to increase circulation to the skin, promote the release of toxins and impurities, deep cleanse and open pores, and experience the benefits of essential oils and herbs.

To prepare a facial steam, you’ll need a large heat-safe bowl, boiling water, a towel, and the essential oils or herbs you want to use. Combine the hot water and essential oils/herbs in the bowl, place the towel over your head, and lean over the bowl in such a way that the towel creates a tent, keeping the steam in. Keep your face a comfortable distance above the water, breathe deeply and enjoy for up to five minutes taking breaks as needed.

Essential oils can be calming, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, balancing, and fungicidal. Some common oils you might already have include lavender, tea tree, chamomile, clary sage, and neroli. You can use fresh or dried herbs as well, including comfrey, rosemary, lemon balm, chamomile, fennel, mint, and more. Chose your additions based on your needs at the time, or simply work with combinations that smell right to you, whether they are invigorating, relaxing or simply delicious!


Brighter Skin in 10 Minutes a Day

Author: Natural-Beauty
August 11, 2015

A simple regimen that only takes 10 minutes a day to complete can give you brighter skin almost instantly. The only supplies you need are warm water, cleanser, facial scrub, toner, cotton swabs, moisturizer, and a towel. Chances are you already have the vast majority of these supplies in your medicine cabinet and linen closet.

Start by rinsing your face with warm water, or steam, to open up your pores. Next, squeeze out some gentle facial cleanser onto your fingertips, rub together, and then massage into your skin. Twice a week use a facial scrub to remove dead skin cells. Rinse your face with lukewarm water, pat dry, and then apply a facial toner to tighten skin pores. When the toner has dried, apply moisturizer to your face, eyelids, and neck. The whole process should only take 10 minutes and will leave you with clean, healthy, glowing skin.


Banishing Sagging

Author: Natural-Beauty
August 6, 2012

Laugh lines have never bothered me. Those lines show the world that my life has been full of joy. In fact, the only sign of age that truly bothers me is sagging skin. There’s nothing humorous about jowls!

Sagging skin actually makes me feel self-conscious to the point where I make jokes about having to lift my neck off the floor. My daughter caught on to my discomfort and gifted me an amazing skin tightening cream. Within a week I noticed an improvement to my skin and I’m confident that by sticking with the cream regimen my skin will take on a more youthful look.


Timing of Facial Scrubs

Author: Natural-Beauty
April 5, 2011

A common question that many women ponder is how often to use a facial scrub. After all, scrubs can work wonders on clogged pores, but they can also be harsh on acne prone skin. As a rule of thumb, if you have dry skin, only use a facial scrub once a week.

People with oily skin can use a facial scrub two or three times a week. More than three times a week can have a damaging effect. If your skin is exceedingly dry and your skin is prone to frequent breakouts, avoid facial scrubs altogether. In those instances it is better to use a gentle cleanser twice a day and wipe away excess oil with toner.


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