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Benefits of steaming face: Lemon, saltwater, green tea, and more

Keep reading to learn more about the possible benefits of face steaming, different face steaming methods, and some potential risks of this practice.People use a variety of techniques to hydrate and cleanse their skin. While some people search for the best facial cleansers and moisturizers, others use water vapor and face steaming.Although a simple bowl or pot of hot water can do the trick, some people add salt, lemon, tea, dried herbs, and oils to water for extra benefits.

Below is a list of possible health benefits of face steaming.

Hydrate the skin

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) do not mention the use of facial steamers as a treatment for hydrating dry skin. However, they recommend that people with dry skin close the bathroom door during baths and showers.

Taking a warm bath or shower with the door closed may trap the steam in the bathroom and help hydrate the skin. The AAD do not recommend taking hot baths or showers as this may worsen dry skin. Also, the AAD recommend using a humidifier to add moisture to the air to help hydrate the skin.

Provide a calming sensation

Many people describe feeling calm and relaxed when using facial steamers. People use steam rooms in gyms and spas to relieve stress. Many natural hot springs are found across North America and around the world. People visit hot springs and soak in the thermal baths to relax.

Although researchers have not studied the benefits of visiting hot springs, many spas try to recreate the calming environment of the hot springs.

Increase the effectiveness of beauty creams, serums, and masks

When people steam their faces, they are exposing their skin to the water vapor from hot water. This technique can increase the temperature of the skin, which can cause increased blood circulation. With increased blood circulation, products can more easily pass through the skin barrier.

Cleanse the pores

People use facial steamers because they believe the hot steam will open up their pores and help clean out any debris. The AAD do not mention the use of facial steamers to unclog pores. They recommend using other cleansers twice daily and avoiding products that can further clog pores.

Although it may seem that pores open and close, closed pores are simply pores that have expanded because they are clogged; changes in skin temperature will not change the size of the pore. The best way to clean out pores is with gentle cleansers.Read More……

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