It’s time for your face to face the facts — this is not a good time for your skin. Air pollution is increasing in many countries, smog penetrates the skin, you need sunscreen to protect it from UV rays, and processed foods don’t nurture it much at all. This is why it’s more important than ever to take care of your face and one method that works is steaming it. This can clean, soothe, and reverse damage on the skin. Did we mention that it’s free too?
We want to share some benefits you’ll experience in your facial skin if you steam it regularly.
1. It removes and cleans built-up dirt and products from your pores.
When you steam your face, the warmth of the water vapor relaxes your pores, causing them to expand. As they open up, the dark dirt and sebum that accumulate inside them are expelled.
Often, this dirt floats in the air around us. Think about the air quality in your city or town and all the smog and gas cars produce. Think about all the moisturizers, makeup, and sunscreen you wear daily. And there’s also sebum, the oily substance that coats your skin. We all need our sebum, it moisturizes and protects our skin. However, too much of a good thing can be, well, pimples galore.
By steaming your face, we can limit the amount of sebum we have that causes undesirable results. Free your facial pores and the end result will be a clean, glowing face!
2. Your face will clear out bacteria and dead cells that cause acne.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and like most of your body, it goes through a constant process of regeneration, causing dead bacteria to build up on your face. This bacteria is perfectly healthy — there’s no reason to worry about any adverse effects it might have on your body. However, it might look a bit off. Also, the dead bacteria take up space and might not allow for proper oxygenation of your skin.
When you steam your face, you remove some of the dead bacteria, clearing the way for a more radiant look.