Clogged pores can cause skin irritation, infection, and acne. The best way to clean your pores is to steam your face! Steaming your face is natural, safe, and completely refreshing. Warm steam causes you to sweat which opens your pores and pushes dirt out. The best part is steaming your face is incredibly easy! Anyone can do it from home.
What You Need:
5-6 Cups of Water
Pot for boiling water
Large Glass or Ceramic Bowl
Large Towel or Sheet
Natural Toner (recommended: Thayer’s Original Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Astringent)
(optional) Fresh Herbs
– Oily skin: Thyme, lemon, or peppermint
– Sensitive skin: Lime or chamomile
– Normal skin: Rose, rosemary, or lavender
Step 1: Pull your hair back with a headband and/or hair tie. Wash your face thoroughly with your usual cleanser.
Step 2: Pour 5-6 cups water into pot. Bring to a boil.
Step 3: Place large glass/ceramic bowl at a table. Pour boiling water into the bowl.
Step 4: Sit so you can comfortably hold your head over the bowl of hot water
Step 5: Drape the large towel/sheet over your head and the bowl of water. If you feel the steam is too hot on your skin, move your face further from the bowl.
Step 6: Steam your face for 10-15 minutes or until the water cools.
Step 7: Wash your face with the cleanser again. Rinse with lukewarm water 4-6 extra times.
Optional step: After steaming your face is the perfect time to apply a face mask!
Step 8: Pour some toner on a cotton ball/pad and thoroughly wipe your face. Wait a few moments for the toner to dry and apply your usual moisturizer.
You can steam your face weekly to clean out your pores!