DIY – Amazing Steam Facial For Pimples And Oily Skin March 18, 2015

Our skin goes through tough stages of irritation, especially during summer. The heat and pollution during the long summer days leave our skin greasy and tired, isn’t it? Would you like to pamper your skin in summers without spending long hours at the salon? Do not forget the hefty amounts we have to shell out! Today we decided to bring to you an amazing DIY to treat pimples and oily skin in an easy way. Sounds intriguing? Then, you should give it a try as this heals your skin without causing irritation. This DIY will leave your skin refreshed with its steam technique.

This is a natural, homemade steam facial, which is super easy to do at the comfort of your home. All you have to remember is not to overdo it as it can damage your skin. You can pamper your skin once a week with this treatment. If you have severe acne and pimples, you can try it twice a week.

Products Required:

Here is the list of products that you need to make the natural steam facial:

  • Turmeric powder
  • Cinnamon pieces
  • Green tea
  • Water

DIY Steam Facial For Pimples And Oily Skin:

Read on to know the steps to make the steam facial that is said to prevent pimples and oily skin:

Step 1:

Start by thoroughly cleansing your skin with your favorite cleanser to remove the traces of makeup or dirt. Once it is thoroughly cleansed, pat dry your skin. Then, take at least ½ to 1 liter of plain water and transfer it to a large hot pan. Boil the water till it is hot.

Step 2:

Then, add about a teaspoon of turmeric, 3 to 4 pieces of cinnamon powder and a tablespoon of green tea to the boiling water. Now, turn off the flame.

  • Green tea has multiple skin benefits. Its main property is that it helps in achieving soft, clear and glowing skin. It reduces sun damage and inflammation. It contains large portions of polyphenols, which slows down the signs of aging, helping you to maintain beautiful and healthy skin.
  • Turmeric powder contains large portions of natural sulphur which acts as an antibiotic against skin infections. What can be better to heal your pimples than a strong natural antibiotic?
  • Cinnamon is a great natural skin exfoliant. It works as an antiseptic, astringent, antifungal and anti-viral aid. It cleanses deeply by exfoliating the skin. It also stimulates your skin pores, so that the ingredients in the mixture reach deeper into the skin, and work effectively.

Step 3:

After turning off the flame, take a clean spoon and mix all the ingredients so that we can activate the natural herbs and spices. The hot water will turn bright yellow in color because of the turmeric powder, but you needn’t worry! The color indicates the proper working of the active herbs.

Step 4:

Now take a thick towel and place it over your head, as we don’t want the steam to escape. Please check the temperature of the water. Remember that the water shouldn’t be extremely hot as it might burn and damage your skin. Start steaming your skin.

If you have sensitive skin, I would recommend you to take the steam for about 8 to 10 minutes. But, if you have combination to oily skin, you can take the steam for a good 20 minutes. Close your eyes, relax and take the steam to get the maximum benefits.

If you find the heat uncomfortable, you can easily take breaks between steaming to relax. Once you are done, pat dry your skin. Follow it up by applying your favorite toner and moisturizer to finish the steam facial.

Try this simple, yet effective steam facial to treat pimples and fight oiliness! Leave us your feedback below in the comments section.

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  • deepa

    hi .. i have dark skin ..oily skin along wit uneven tone ..unwanted facial hair..can u help me ?

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Priyanka, you can follow the same procedure as mentioned in the article by adding all the ingredients into the container of your steamer and enjoy your steam facial !

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Jessy, You can have a steam facial once a week and if you have severe acne and pimples, you can try it twice a week. But remember not to over do it, or else it my damage your skin leading to open pores in a long run.

    • Jessy

      Thank you :)

  • StyleCraze

    Yes Nikki, it is important to close the skin pores after the steam facial. You can do that by applying ice. Wrap a few ice cubes in a clean washcloth and hold it on your skin for 15 to 30 seconds. Ice works as a simple and effective home remedy to help shrink pores due to its skin tightening effect. Alternatively, you can simply wash your face with ice cold water. you can also apply apple cider vinegar which works as a natural astringent and skin toner. for this, mix equal amounts of organic apple cider vinegar and water. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and apply it to your face. Leave it on for a few minutes, and then rinse it off. Follow it up with a light moisturizer. Hope you find this info to be useful !!

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Shilpa, apple cidar vinegar can be purchased from any general grocery store or a supermarket.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Nitin, i understand that sometimes it can be easier to get rid of pimples but difficult to get rid of stubborn pimple and acne marks. Removing pimple marks may take some time but with regular efforts using certain natural bleaching agents as well as other ingredients may lighten your acne scars and gradually remove them permanently.
    1. Lemon juice – Lemon is a natural bleach. Vitamin C in lemon helps in rebuilding collagen. When you use lime juice on your acne scars, the spots get lighter day by day. Take a fresh lemon and squeeze out its juice. Apply this juice directly on your scars with finger tips or a cotton ball, leave it for ten minutes and wash it off with water. Do this once a day for two to three weeks during which you can see your scars diminish considerably. Stay away from sun when you apply lemon juice.
    2. Aloe vera gel – Take aloe gel and apply it on your scars. Leave it for about half an hour and then wash off. Apply aloe vera gel twice daily to see the results in just few days. Not only will your acne scars will diminish but also your skin will start glowing and will become tighter.
    Hope you find these tips to be useful…and when you see the results…do share your experience with us !

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Jay, tough pimple tend to leave scars and holes on the skin, proper cleansing and toning of the skin will help to prevent this. Application of lemon juice or papaya juice helps to helps to rebuild collagen. Tea tree oil is also known to heal the skin and make it smoother. Sometimes it can get difficult to fill up through natural home remedies. In that case, visit a dermatologist to get rid of scars and holes. There are various treatment available in the market and most of them are affordable and are very safe and don’t cause any side effects.

  • StyleCraze

    Hi Nancy, using too many products on the face or experimenting with lot of different products and brands may harm your skin instead of giving good results. For oily skin, follow a routine of cleansing, toning and moisturizing your face and neck before going to bed. Apply a face pack of fuller earth (multani mitti), rose water and yogurt once or twice in a week. Use a water based moisturizer. Wash your face twice in a day with mild face wash. You can also use aloe vera gel, sandalwood powder and lemon juice in your face packs to maintain the pH level of your skin.

  • StyleCraze

    Dear Shalu, steam facial should be done once or twice in a week and not on daily basis. It is important to not to overdo it as it can damage your skin. You can pamper your skin once a week with this treatment and if you have severe acne and pimples, you can try it twice a week.