To steam the face, use a special cosmetic device. Fill in the intended liquid, turn on the device and wait for the steam separation to begin.
If there is no such capacity, you can use a regular pan filled with water for one third. Put it on the fire, wait for the boil and reduce it to a minimum.
To enhance the effect, it is recommended to add 1 tablespoon water to the water. collection of medicinal herbs or 10 drops of essential oil. Turn off the fire and after two minutes proceed to steaming the face.
For normal skin is better to use leaves of parsley, chamomile, lavender. For dry skin – flowers of lime, sage and fennel. In steam baths for oily skin, cosmetologists advise to add mint, chamomile, rosemary, calendula, and also a peel of lemon or orange.
Before starting the procedure, thoroughly clean the face and put the hair back in its tail. Lubricate the eyelids with a thick cream. If the skin is dry, it is better to apply the cream on the entire face. Cover your head with a towel, sit comfortably over the vessel and close your eyes. A significant number of comedones are located on the nose. Therefore, when stripping the face, to facilitate their removal, it is better to breathe through the nose.
The time for taking a steam bath and the number of procedures depends on the type of skin. For dry skin enough 5-7 minutes of the session once a month, for normal – 10-15 minutes twice a month, for oily – 20-25 minutes once a week. More frequent steaming of the skin causes redness, and with oily skin leads to the appearance of a greasy shine.
At the end of the procedure, lie down for half an hour, and then rinse your face with cool water so that the pores are tightened. It is useful to use water with the addition of lemon juice. After apply on the skin cream, suitable for your skin type.
Steam baths have a number of contraindications for use. These include: dilated vessels on the face, cuts, purulent inflammation, asthma, hypertension, porous and prone to irritation skin.