The most affordable and simple procedures for youth and beauty of the skin are steam baths. In addition to the cosmetic effect, steam baths have an effect on the nervous system.
They can be used both independently and in combination with mechanical cleaning or saline cleaning, which will expel deep sebaceous plugs in the ducts of the sebaceous glands. The frequency and duration of facial steam baths depends on the skin type.
Benefits of steam baths for the face
Steam baths help cleanse the skin of impurities, as a result of the action of steam pores expand, sebum plugs soften and skin secretions dissolve. Thus, the skin is cleared of dead particles of the epidermis, it can breathe better and cosmetics are better absorbed. Steam baths have a positive effect on inflammatory elements, inflammatory seals on the skin are absorbed.
The presence of eczema, psoriasis, pustular rash, dermatitis on the skin is a contraindication to carry out such a cosmetic procedure. If the skin is prone to irritation, sensitive and very dry, these steam baths are not recommended.
And it is also contraindicated to use steam baths if a woman’s face has dilated blood vessels and increased hair growth.
It is undesirable to do steam baths if there is high blood pressure, with diseases of the cardiovascular system, epilepsy, and bronchial asthma.
Carrying out the procedure
Depending on the skin type, you need to do steam baths once every two weeks for dry skin, once every 10 days for normal skin, once a week for oily skin. Steam baths for dry and normal skin steam baths are preventive in nature.
But with oily skin, this procedure fights with enlarged pores and numerous blackheads. The optimal time to have steam baths for the face is in the evening, just before bedtime.
Before carrying out the procedures, you need to cleanse the skin with cosmetic milk, and apply a nourishing cream on the eyelids. Add aromas or herbs to the steam bath water.
Cover your head with a towel and bend over a container of hot water. The bath time depends on the skin type: 5 or 10 minutes for dry skin, 15 minutes for normal skin, and 20 minutes for oily skin.
To prevent burst blood vessels from appearing on your face, you do not need to bend very low over a vessel with hot water. You should not go outside immediately after a steam bath, in the cold season. This temperature difference may not in the best way affect the health of blood vessels.
Steam baths can be done using just plain water, essential oils or herbal teas. This will have a healing effect and will help disinfect the skin.
If you have blackheads, after steaming, blot your face dry and remove the plugs. A bandage soaked in hydrogen peroxide is wrapped around the finger, and thus blackheads are removed from the skin. They should not be pressed, they must move away by themselves, if you squeeze acne on the steamed skin, you can damage the skin. After they are removed, you need to wipe the skin with water and lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide.
Half an hour after the steam bath, you need to apply the cream to your face.
If you cannot remove blackheads naturally the first time, such steam baths for the face need to be done for several days. And then they will soften and be easily removed. This method can be advised for normal or oily skin.
Frequent steam baths are not recommended, for this it is better to contact a beautician.
For steam baths, you need to use essential oils and herbal decoctions. Add 10 drops of oil to the water. If you have dry herbs, you should brew them. Herbs should be taken at the rate of 1 tablespoon for 2 glasses of water, boiled for a few minutes, and then added to the dishes for a steam bath. The herbs can be put in a gauze bag or dipped in boiling water in bulk, when the water cools down to the required temperature, you can start the procedure.
It is especially useful for oily skin to do steam baths for the face. If you regularly do such procedures, then oily skin will become fresh, acne scars will be smoothed, pores will narrow.
For oily skin, you can recommend cypress, chamomile, calendula, lavender, fennel, bay leaf.
Steam baths should not be carried away if someone has dry skin, but if you want to do this procedure, you can do it once a month. You can add rose, orange, chamomile to the water. The procedure should not take more than 5 minutes.
For normal skin, the procedure will be useful if it is done 2 times a month. You can use geranium, thyme, cloves, sandalwood, lavender, chamomile and others. The time for the procedure is 15 minutes.
This procedure is not recommended for inflammatory processes on the skin, vascular network on the face, asthma, hypertension, increased facial hair growth, dermatitis and other skin diseases.
If the pores are heavily contaminated, you need to use steam baths with the addition of oregano flowers, it will easily remove dust, grease, and dirt from the skin. In addition, oregano gives the skin tone, which is good for its general condition.
For dry skin of the face, a composition of citrus peel with the addition of essential oils, ginger, eucalyptus, cloves, anise, licorice root, and bay leaf has a good effect. The procedure is carried out for 5 minutes, in a month.
It is safe to say that steam baths for the face and decoctions are very effective for cleansing the face. Take care of yourself, do these procedures for your skin, and then you will have a wonderful and healthy complexion.