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Tuesday, 4 September 2012

The best facial is free

Exactly as this blog title puts it, the best facial is free and if you haven't already guessed from the picture below, yes, it is facial steaming.
I feel like a lot of us have forgotten how facials were done many many years ago. 

Put your face masks aside and along those your creams, your exfoliators, your face muds and try a facial steam.

TV, magazines and newspapers nowadays concentrate on selling us so many products, a large percentage of which are for our faces because let's face it, our face is one of the most important features and people pay a fortune to maintain and achieve a black head free, spot free, blemish free look.

I honestly think facial steaming works so much better than any face masks I have tried including high end products out there. It feels so natural and so simple. Do it once a week and see if you notice a difference. I certainly did and I do my best to maintain my weekly routine. It gives amazing results to oily skin and to those who have blackheads. I'm telling you this works just as well as if not better than using nose strips!

I have sensitive skin and my session usually lasts for 5 minutes but I would advice first timers to try 2 mins and gradually increase it by a minute but do not exceed 5 minutes unless your skin can take it! You know your skin better than anyone else.
Make sure the water is boiling hot and that you use a big enough towel to cover your head over the steam.

If you want to treat yourself or make it more interesting, try adding a drop or two of scented oil to your boiling water. My favourite is lavender.

Or you could try some toners & steamers from Lush. Pop one of these steamers in the boiling water and it fizzes slowly releasing its aromas. I have tried one of these but cannot remember which one. However I would not recommend it because I felt like it didn't last very long and for what it is, it is pretty costly.

My favourite type of facial steaming is minus the oil and toner.
I prefer the natural simple way because I think it is amazing just the way it is.

Let me know how this works out for you =D


Cammiii said...

ohh thanks for the tip!

✾βιττεη✾ said...

I do that sometimes.. yeah it works.

In addition to that, after steaming I wash my face with icy water to close the pores. Sometimes I add lemon to the icy water :D

' Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Sσrℓisค ... , said...

@Cammiii : let me know how it works out for you if you try it !
@bitten : ahh that is what I forgot to add ! I do wash my face with cold water after but never thought of the lemons before . Will have to try it =D

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