In this generation when everything comes with a price, having a beautiful skin means shelling out huge amounts of dollars. But that shouldn’t always be the case. Even without having a beauty budget, you can have and maintain young-looking skin. There are lots of ways to do this, and one of them is to have a facial sauna right at your own home. Facial sauna works to rid off the dirt and toxins from the skin by opening up your pores through perspiration. The pores are deeply cleaned as perspiration happens, with the dirt and toxins being washed away with sweat. The result is clean and clear skin. Unlike in beauty centers where you have to pay for a machine that puffs steam at your face, homemade facial sauna only makes use of natural ingredients and some kitchen tools. Wonder how to do it? Read on.
- Prepare all your tools and materials. What you need are a pot, bowl, and towel. You have to make sure all these things are ready before making your facial sauna. Keep them in the area where you want to do the sauna, so you don’t have to leave and scour for things as you prep up. And one more thing: Make sure they are all clean.
- Decide on the ingredients to use. The ingredients to use for your homemade sauna all depend on your skin condition and, of course, your personal preference. But generally the ingredients for sauna are essential oils. If you have normal skin, for instance, you can use fennel oil, lemon oil, lavender oil, and neroli oil. Dry skin can benefit from chamomile oil, palma rosa oil, and rose oil. If you have oily and acne-prone skin, you can use lavender oil, chamomile German oil, and clary-sage oil.
- Boil distilled water. When everything is ready, begin preparing your facial sauna. First, boil distilled or spring water in a pot. These types of water are better to use than tap water because they have fewer impurities. When the water has reached a boiling point, turn off the stove and set the water aside for a minute. Carefully transfer it to a bowl after.
- Mix the oils with the boiled water. Now, begin pouring two drops of each of your essential oils into the bowl. Using a stirrer, gently mix the oils until they settle into the water. When you are ready, begin steaming your face.
- Steam your face with the homemade sauna. Do this by positioning your face over the bowl, with a towel covering your head and hanging down to lock the steam in. Sit while steaming your face, so you won’t strain your back by bending over the bowl. And remember not to put your face so close to the bowl. Keep at least a 12-inch distance. Steaming should be done for five to 10 minutes. Should you need to catch air, just gently tilt your head up and breathe. Then, cover your head back again.
- Rinse your face. When you are done, wash your face with cold water. Again, use only distilled or spring water. Gently pat your face dry with a clean towel after.
Your pores remain open and wide after doing a facial sauna. So to prevent any skin problems, apply toner and moisturizer. It is best to do facial sauna regularly to keep your face supple and clear.