Our skin gets irritated during summer. The humidity and pollution of these long hot summer months can leave our skin greasy and tired. Our skin needs some extra care during the summer months. But how can you pamper your skin without spending hours at the salon? Not to mention the money you’ll have to shell out! If that is what is keeping you away from pampering your skin, we have just the solution for you! Today, we bring to you an effective refreshing steam facial, which can easily be done at the comfort of your home.
This homemade steam facial is easy to do, but remember not to overdo it. You can do it once a week, and if you have a very oily skin, you can also do it twice a week. People with asthma and severe allergies should avoid this steam facial.
Required Things For Homemade Steam Facial:
- Green Tea
- Fennel Seeds
- Mint leaves
Diy Steam Facial At Home:
And now we are ready to follow the steps:
Thoroughly cleanse your skin with a mild cleanser to remove all the traces of makeup. Your skin should be completely clean and free from makeup or dirt before doing the steam facial.
Pat dry your skin. Boil at least ½ to 1 liter of water and transfer it to a flat bowl.
Then, take one or two fresh lemons and slice it. Add the sliced lemons to the water. If you are not comfortable with lemons, you can also replace it with oranges too. Lemons offer amazing benefits to the skin as they are rich in Vitamin C. It also rejuvenates and refreshes the dull skin with its amazing fragrance.
Add mint leaves to the water. Mint leaves contain anti-inflammatory properties, which soothe and calm the skin. The warm aroma of the mint leaves not only calms and refreshes you, but also soothes the irritated nerves and senses. It also controls oiliness with its high Vitamin A content. It deeply rejuvenates the skin, making it soft and brighter.
Then, take a tablespoon of fennel seeds and add it to the water. Fennel seeds work as an amazing toner and cleanser for the skin, especially in summers. They contain high portions of Vitamin C, which helps in rejuvenating the skin and also gives it a radiant appearance.
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Take a tablespoon of green tea and add it to the water. Green tea has many skin benefiting properties that will help in achieving a soft and glowing skin. They reduce sun damage and inflammation. Green tea also contains high portions of Polyphenols, which are known to slow down the signs of aging.
All the ingredients are now in place. Next, take a large spoon and mix the ingredients well. The water will turn slightly yellowish, but don’t worry! The color is just indicative of all the herbs.
Take a towel and place it over your head, so that the steam won’t escape. Check for the temperature of the water, it shouldn’t be very hot as it might irritate and damage your skin. If you have very long hair, you can tie your hair tightly to prevent them from coming in your way while steaming. If you have excessively sensitive skin, then you can steam your face for about 10 minutes. If you have combination to normal and oily skin, then steam for 20 minutes. Close your eyes while steaming and breathe slowly and relax. If you are getting uncomfortable with the heat, you can take a few breaks to relax. Once done, pat dry your skin and apply your toner and moisturizer to complete the facial.
Wasn’t this DIY tutorial easy to follow? All the ingredients used in this facial are easily available and are loaded with skin benefits. You just cannot go wrong with this one!
Have you ever tried a steam facial at home like this? No? Try it and come back to share your experience with us.
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