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Here's why you need to facial steam this weekend!

Posted by Loretta Brandolini on
Here's why you need to facial steam this weekend!

Facial steaming infuses your skin with moisture and enhances and accelerates the benefits of skincare products you use after it. 


Steaming primes your face for exfoliation and targeted treatments such as vitamin C as it absorbs deeper into the skin for even better results. This means when you use products like our Kakadu Plum Hydrating Facial Cream the high levels of vitamin c and antioxidants are more readily absorbed into your skin.

Not only is steaming great for your skin though, it  also has health benefits for your respiratory system & circulation.

Here are some of those other benefits:-

  • Helps clear congestion in your nose and throat,
  • Adds moisturises to dry, irritated nasal and throat passages providing comfort
  • Helps relieve sinus congestion and headaches 
  • Reduces the cough reflex and
  • Dilates blood vessels, encouraging better blood flow and overall circulation.

So with this one easy, free skin treatment you can have clear glowing skin and also breath a bit easier at the same time!

Here are some of the amazing skin benefits of facial steaming-

Cleansing


Steam opens up your pores and helps loosen bacteria and any buildup of dirt for a deeper cleanse. It leaves your skin better able to absorb  the vitamins and antioxidants in your skin care products, like the certified organic Kakadu plum extract in our range.


Promotes circulation for glowing skin


The warm steam causes perspiration which dilates blood vessels and increases circulation. This boost of blood flow nourishes your skin and delivers oxygen. 


Hydrating

Steam hydrates the skin by helping to increase oil production, naturally moisturising the face.

Promotes Collagen and Elastin

The increased blood flow experienced during a steam facial promotes collagen and elastin production resulting in firmer, younger-looking skin.


Is soothing

The feeling of warm steam on your face is relaxing. Add some soothing scents using herbs or essential oils for another whole level of calm!

Here are some suggestions:-

  • Rosemary- good for anti-ageing
  • Lavender  – for stress and insomnia
  • Parsley – a natural astringent and heals acne
  • Geranium – a natural astringent
  • Eucalyptus – relieves nasal decongestion and acne
  • Fennel – contains anti-aging antioxidants
  • Chamomile – soothes irritated or sensitive skin

How to do a Facial Steam-
Add 1 teaspoon of above as dried herbs or 1-2 drops of essential (depending on skin sensitivity)

So are you ready for that facial steam? If so here’s what you need to do-

Prepare to steam over a bowl or sink of hot water

Grab a big fluffy towel and choose your spot (remember comfort is key! So chose a comfy spot).

Pull your hair back s it’s off your face and cleanse using a gentle exfoliating cleanser.

Pour 4 to 6 cups of boiling water into the sink or bowl.

Let heat reduce so as not to burn your face. Have a seat, drape your towel over your head and the sink, and hold your face 10 cm above the water.

Raise or lower your head for more or less heat and lift a corner of the towel to cool off as needed.

Steam your face for 5 to 10 minutes.

After

Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry. 

Apply a hydrating & nourishing facial cream. Like our Kakadu Plum Facial Cream which is infused with certified organic Kakadu Plum extract, the highest Vitamin C-rich fruit on the planet.

Our nourishing antioxidant cream intensively hydrates and replenishes the skin,  helping to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and leaving your skin looking revitalised and healthy. pastedGraphic.png

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2 comments

  • Loretta on

    Hi Bee Facial steaming can aggravate sensitive skin so I would exercise caution. You could try low heat and for shorter times to see how your skin finds it. Also the skin around your eyes is more delicate and thinner so its best to use an eye cream around your eyes. We don’t have an eye cream yet but its on our horizon! I hope that helps :-)

  • BEE on

    hi. I have sensitive skin and broken capillaries on my face. Will steaming make the problem worse. Also can I use the kakadu plum moisturizer around my eyes as I am having trouble finding a good eye cream that does not irritate my eyes. Hope you can help

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