Monday, March 31, 2014

Add this to your skin routine: Facial steaming

This isn't a new concept. Everyone has heard of it. Many use it. For those who don't, well, this is why you should.

I had a cold this week. And you know the kind of thing that goes with it. blocked nose, headache, then running nose, sometimes both blocked and running nose... I decided to use steam to help me with it. It was evening time and I had come back from college. I looked worn out and tired. On top of that I was sick. I cleansed my skin and then used a facial steamer. After a minute of breathing in steam, I felt a lot better with my blocked nose but I also saw a difference in my skin radiance. It was glowing as though I spent the day relaxing at home or in a spa.

After a little research, I saw that this method is widely used and has many other benefits.

  1. Makes the skin glow, by increasing the blood circulation
  2. Helps in removing dust and other particles because of the water vapor action . And this helping with acne. 
  3. Steaming has anti aging benefits simply because it helps loosen the top layer of the skin which becomes stiff as a person grows older.  
  4. Removal of blackheads and whiteheads. It helps loosen the skin and aids in removal of blackheads and whiteheads.
How to prepare a steam bath:

There are two ways to go about.

Simple one. Buy a steamer. Add water and switch it on. 

If you are not interested in buying a facial steamer, you can use a large metal bowl.
  1. Pour a few cups of water and boil it till steam is very visible.
  2. Place the bowl on a flat surface. 
  3. Take a towel to create an enclosure for your face and bowl. Make sure to maintain good distance with the bowl to avoid burns.
  4. Breathe in and out for a minute or until it starts to feel too hot.
  5. Wipe off.
It is advisable to use a cleanser before facial steaming because it helps prep the skin.

While this is a brilliant procedure it is important to remember to not overuse it. So once in a week is the limit you should use this.

Hope this was good information.

Thanks for reading,
XO Ayesha


  1. sounds cool! I want to try! I've heard steaming is very good for skin!

  2. I hope you are feeling better now...
    stay healthy!
    And thanks for sharing this information :)


  3. This is great for the face I try to add to add to my regimen.

  4. Awesome tips...I agree, steaming has amazing benefits for skin and it also makes the skin more taut :)

  5. Thanks for reminding me. I know that works so great but I'm always to lazy to do it :D

    xx Mira

  6. Great advices!

  7. Steaming is always my favorite part of a facial. Thanks so much for stopping by my page. I'm following you via Bloglovin. Love your blog!

  8. Thanks for this beauty/health tip. I also have a nasty cold and I'm going to try this today. Thanks for visiting my blog doll! :) Hope you are feeling better & have a great week.

  9. Yes I hear steaming is excellent for your face. Yes lets follow each other, following via Bloglovin.

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  10. wow I want to try steaming too
    it looks great to try!
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  13. :) My sister decided to use a bit of this steam-miracle this evening. Like you said, I'm sure lot of people know and use this technique. I remember when my mother always had this prepared when we had cold/flu. xx Maja

  14. This is a fab idea! I used to work at a doctors surgery and they always swore by this remedy too! xo

    Glad you're feeling better now (:

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  15. I will have to try this. Thanks so much for the info! Thanks also for stopping by my blog. Have a great week! :)

  16. my skin is actually driving me nuts right now so I might have to try this out
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  17. I need to buy a steamer...i am too lazy to boil water in a pot and soo

  18. Love steaming it keeps my skin clear. And thanks for coming by, yes let;s follow, I am doing so on Bloglovin now.

  19. Nice!


  20. Where can i but this? I need it for my face :(
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  24. Amazing! This is beyond beautiful!
    Kisses from Miami,

  25. this is a godd idea! i try with my sister!

  26. great post!

  27. My mum used to always use this with menthol crystals in, I totally forgot about it!

    Corinne x

  28. great tip! I usually just do it over a bowl of boiling water. :)

  29. Steam bath is great,it even helps me to get a beautiful skin
    Thanks for sharing
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  30. yay! thanks for sharing this dear :)

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