Steam is a method that has been used effectively since years before beauty salons were opened and cosmetics and care products did not reach such a large number of varieties. You may be using various cosmetic products or natural products while cleaning your skin. No matter how regularly you use these products, they do not provide a complete cleaning as they do not penetrate the lower layers of the skin too much. However, using the steam bath method during skin cleaning and care will both help you purify the lower layers of the skin and help the cleaning and care products that you will use afterwards to penetrate deeper. Thanks to the steam baths you will make regularly, you can remove the toxins accumulated on the oily tissue just below your skin from your skin.
What are the Benefits of Steam Bath for Skin?
It helps you have a cleaner, healthier and radiant skin!
The steam bath that you will apply regularly cleans the skin surface and removes the toxins in the tissue just below the skin surface. As it removes toxins from the subcutaneous tissue, it delays the appearance of signs of aging and helps the skin to have a cleaner, healthier and radiant appearance.
It cleans your pores from dirt!
Pore problem, which is one of the most common skin problems, usually appears in the face area. Pores are the way out of the glands that produce oil. One of the most annoying skin problems, especially in oily skin, is large pores. Although these pores depend on the skin structure, they can expand over time by taking support from the loss of elasticity of the skin in advancing ages. At the same time, the oily skin structure is a suitable environment for the expansion of these pores, because the excess oil accumulated in the pores, with the effect of dead cells, opens the pores further and expands them. In this case, the size of the sebaceous glands increases and causes even more lubrication. More lubrication causes slipperiness and acidity on the skin. Along with all these effects, dead cells, sweat, bacteria accumulate in the enlarged pores and cause various skin problems.
As you can see, causes and effects can trigger each other and take the problem further. If you regularly take a steam bath, this means that you will not encounter many problems. Steam bath thoroughly cleans the pores on the skin surface. If you support it with products that tighten the pores after your steam bath, you will both prevent the expansion of the pores and ensure that they are cleaned and tightened.
Moisturizes the Skin!
Steam bath helps you moisturize both the skin surface and the deeper layers. Since moisture is one of the skin’s greatest food sources, it creates a vital moisture source. Regularly moisturized skin does not lose its elasticity and does not age prematurely. For this reason, it is very important to complete your care with moisturizing products and serums suitable for your skin type after the steam bath.
Prevents Blackhead Formation!
One of the most annoying skin problems is undoubtedly blackheads. Black spots occur when the oil from the lower layer of the skin rises to the surface of the skin and combines with the dirt and dead cells there.
The steam bath helps both to clean the dirt and dead cells on the skin surface and to remove the excess oil accumulated. Thus, it eliminates the suitable environment for the formation of blackheads.
Rejuvenates the Skin!
Steam bath helps both relax facial muscles and increase blood circulation. With these effects, it supports the aging of the skin later. With increased blood circulation, the skin looks healthier and brighter. This allows you to achieve a younger looking skin with regular application.
How to Make a Steam Bath?
The basic material you need to make a steam bath is clean water. However, there are a few small preparations you need to make beforehand.
If you have make-up on your skin, it would not be right to take a steam bath in this way. First of all, you should clean your make-up well and make sure that there is no residue. When removing your make-up, you should use a cleanser suitable for your skin type. Since make-up removal wipes alone are not enough, you should definitely wash your face after using them.
After making sure that the make-up is completely removed, you can proceed to the steam bath.
Even if you do not have make-up on your skin, you should not go to the steam bath without cleaning it. If you go to the steam bath stage without cleaning your skin, the dirt accumulated on the skin surface can fill the pores, preventing the cleaning of the pores and causing different problems.
Materials Required for Steam Bath What are they?
- A large container (if possible, only use when taking a steam bath)
- A wide surface towel
- Various fragrant oils
Steam It is healthier if the container you will bathe in is glass or ceramic. Plastic containers can be harmful when combined with hot water. For this reason, it is useful to obtain a large glass container that you will only use for the steam bath.
Preparing a steam bath is quite a simple task. You can make your steam bath ready for use by adding a few drops of aromatic oil to the water you boiled in a glass container. If you do not have any aromatic oil, you can take a steam bath without adding this ingredient.
In this way, the steam can penetrate directly to your face without spreading outside. Continue the steam bath for an average of 10-15 minutes. Excess steam can make it harder for you to breathe. That’s why you can breathe by lifting the towel from time to time.
How to make a steam bath for acne-prone skin?
1 liter of boiled water Glass container Towels 5 drops of grapefruit oil 5 drops of rosemary oilAfter boiling one liter of water, add 5 drops of grapefruit oil and 5 drops add rosemary oil. Grapefruit oil is one of the oils used in the treatment of acne and acne, and rosemary oil also has antibacterial properties. After tilting your face towards the steam and covering your head with a towel, continue the steam bath for 15 minutes. At the end of this period, do not forget to create a shock effect by washing your skin with cold water.
How to make a refreshing steam bath?
1 liter of boiled water Glass container Towels 1 lemon 5 drops of peppermint oil 5 drops of lemongrass oilAfter boiling one liter of water, 5 drops of peppermint oil into it and add 5 drops of lemon oil.After tilting your face towards the steam and covering your head with a towel, continue the steam bath for 15 minutes. At the end of this period, do not forget to create a shock effect by washing your skin with cold water.
How to make a relaxing steam bath?
- 1 liter of boiled water Glass container Towels
- 1 handful of dry lavender
- 5 drops of lavender oil
After boiling one liter of water, add 5 drops of lavender oil and a handful of Add dried lavender. After tilting your face towards the steam and covering your head with a towel, continue the steam bath for 15 minutes. At the end of this period, do not forget to create a shock effect by washing your skin with cold water.
How to make a steam bath that can be used in cases of cold and nasal congestion?
- 1 liter of boiled water Glass container Towel
- 5 drops of eucalyptus oil
After boiling one liter of water, add 5 drops of eucalyptus oil into it. The steam bath you will prepare in this way will both help you clean your skin and relieve your respiratory tract that is blocked due to colds. At the end of this period, do not forget to create a shock effect by washing your skin with cold water.
How to continue the care after the steam bath?
The first thing you should do after the steam bath is finished is to wash your face with cold water. Exposing your skin first to heat and then to cold will create a shock effect and help tighten your skin.
Apply a mask!
After the steam bath is over, it is the right time to apply a mask as all your pores will be cleaned and opened. The mask you apply easily penetrates your skin and helps you see its real effects. You can choose the mask you want suitable for your skin type, but at this stage, one of the most suitable masks is a clay mask. Leave the mask on your skin until it dries, then gently clean it from your skin with lukewarm water.
After the mask, pour a tonic suitable for your skin type on a piece of cotton and apply it to your face with circular movements. If you have a pore problem, you should definitely use a tonic with a firming effect at this stage. The moisturizer you use will easily reach the lower layers of your thoroughly cleaned skin.