Baths cooked at home, the effectiveness is not inferior to what is used in beauty parlors. They can be prepared on the basis of medicinal herbs or essential oils. Taking steam baths is contraindicated for people with asthma, as well as having problems with blood pressure. If you have herpes on your face or small wounds, refrain from the procedure until recovery.
Before taking a steam bath, cleanse your face with a lotion or tonic, paying attention to the neck and décolleté area. Apply on the lips and eyelids greasy face cream, collect hair in the tail or put on a bandage. Take an enamel bowl or a small basin, pour in her herbal broth (infusion or cleaned hot water with 5-7 drops of essential oil). Keep your face above the steam, covering your head with a towel. Then wash with cool water and apply a nourishing mask or scrub. Carry out this procedure better in the evening hours before bedtime.
For dry skin, use decoctions cooked on the basis of chamomile, dandelion, pink petals, orange peel. The duration of the procedure should not exceed 2-3 minutes. Steam baths for dry skin should be taken only as needed and not more often than 1 time in 2 months.
Combined and oily skin need more frequent periodicity. They are recommended to be taken every 10-14 days. To make a steam bath, use sage, birch buds, coltsfoot, calendula, linden, bark of oak. The duration of the procedure is 8-10 minutes.
If you have normal skin, then clean it with steam should not be more than 1 time per month and not longer than 5 minutes. To do this, simply put in hot water in equal parts or individually 2 tbsp. chopped chamomile flowers or a handful of pink petals. Lovers of essential oils for this procedure can recommend lavender or bergamot.
For the fading skin, decoctions of nettle, sage, orange peel, ginger and mint are suitable. Take steam baths not more than once a month for 3 minutes. After the procedure, wash with cool water and apply a night cream on your face.