You’ve passed your fourth decade and your skin is beginning to look different. For starters the lines on your face deepen, wrinkles appear and with it comes other age-related issues like loss of volume in the skin. While we can’t fight what hormonal changes and age brings, we can maintain a careful facial routine that includes clean, hydrated skin that will make you feel wonderful each time you look in the mirror.
One of my favourite things to do for my skin is a DIY facial steam
I love it not just because I’m doing something great for my skin but because I also use the time to bond with my twin sister. We create a spa like scenario in my kitchen and we begin with an old fashioned steam.
Steaming allows your skin pores to open and bacteria and dirt from the face is released. Once you add oil to the water your skin will feel very moist.
A DIY facial steam is easy to do, all you need is some hot water, a towel, herbs, essential oils, and a toner to follow the steaming.
1) Assemble all your hardware. I usually create a spa like atmosphere around the counter of my kitchen. Placing white towels on the counter, a lit candle or room diffuser adds all the relaxation properties. I use a glass bowl that is just big enough to hover over and a towel to trap the steam. If you love calming music this is a good point to turn it on.
2) I grow potted herbs on my porch. They include lemon grass, rosemary, mint and Spanish thyme, all of which give my facial bath a strong aromatherapeutic boost. My essential oil of choice is lavender and lemon grass but you can choose from any on this list:
Herbs or Essential Oils:
3) I bring my water to a boil, the hotter it is the better for me. My sister likes it warm and that's fine just make sure it is warm enough to get the benefits of the steam.Add your herbs and oils to the water and sit comfortably with your face over the steam bath. Beads of perspiration should be dripping from your face by the time your DIY is over.
Are you going to give this beauty DIY a try? Your face will look amazing, supple and refreshed after each treatment.
Let me know the results you get.