Facial steaming refers the practice of using steam for cleaning the facial skin. Facial steaming helps to open blocked pores, remove the excess dirt and sebum which builds up over time and aids in treating skin conditions like acne.
Facial steaming is gaining wide popularity throughout the world after people have experienced the benefits it has to offer.
There are three different ways of doing facial steaming. You can approach a salon to do facial steaming, as they have specialized equipment called a vaporizer or a steamer for this beauty procedure. You can even do facial steaming in the privacy of your home, by placing a bowl of boiling water about twelve inches away from your face and covering your face and head with a thick towel. The other option is to place a towel which has been first immersed in hot water and then tightly wrung to remove the excess water directly on your face.
The facial skin, benefits vastly from facial steaming. Facial steaming helps to increase blood circulation. When the temperature rises, the blood vessels lying directly below the facial skin starts to dilate, as a result there is a sudden rush of oxygen rich blood to this region. When the blood flow increases, vital skin nutrients are also transported to this area faster.
Increased heat causes greater perspiration. Facial steaming helps in increasing the perspiration which in turn helps in removing the dirt and excessive sebum from the pores of the skin. Increased perspiration also aids in removing dead skin, dirt and other debris which lies trapped in the facial pores. This in turn gives the face a clean and healthy appearance.
Sebum refers to the natural oil produced by the body to moisturize the skin and lubricate the hair. People with oily skin tend to produce excessive amounts of sebum. Large quantities of sebum can result in clogged pores, formation of blackheads and acne breakouts. Facial steaming helps to remove blackheads and prevents sebum from clogging the pores.
Facial steaming has wonderful anti ageing properties as well. Regular facial steaming helps to remove the dead skin which builds up over time and gives the face a younger and fresher appearance.