We all know why we should cleanse and wash our face, and as a result we do so each day. The beauty secret which we may not have heard of however is ‘steaming’. Steaming is much like a bath for your skin, cleaning out any dirt or debris from the inside out. The warm steam cleanses our pores by causing us to sweat, opening our pores and pushing out any unwanted clutter. This practice has recently gained popularity in the health and wellness world due to its numerous skin care, and overall health benefits. The best of which include…
Facial steams are deeply hydrating to our skin and do well to increase its permeability. This is because the moist heat works to revive tired skin and even supports the absorption of water from any other skin care products. This same boost in hydration also comes with improved circulation that by all accounts, makes skin glow brighter than ever before.
There’s no worse feeling than dirty, greasy skin and so, perhaps our favourite effect of facial steaming is, as we have already explained, its ability to cleanse our skin. And while the warm steam softens the surface of the skin to remove impurities, bacteria and dirt from your pores it also draws out buildup, and softens both blackhead and whitehead plugs so they too can be released from the skin.
Similarly to when we sweat in the steam room or take a hot detoxifying bath, our body perspires and releases toxins. Our face is no different, releasing toxins that could be causing imbalances – or damage – in our skin.
The nature of steaming pretty much forces you to connect to your breath and it is this aromatherapy-like ritual that becomes soothing to the body and mind.
As always, herbs make everything better. In the case of facial steams, herbs add an element of aromatherapy by improving the effects of detoxification and relaxation.Formulated with 100% Organic, Natural, Vegan & Cruelty Free ingredients, Sixth Sense Herbal Face Steam has been uniquely designed to nourish, rejuvenate and heal the skin, all the while providing a relaxing skin care ritual. And the best part is, it doesn’t take any fancy equipment – just some hot water and a cloth…
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