Happy Thursday, loves!
The weekend is almost here! It feels like last weekend just ended, but I guess that’s what it feels like when you’re on vacation! Do any of you have a vacation planned this summer?
Today, I have a fun little DIY for you whenever you want to pamper yourself a little. This Floral Facial Steam will have you feeling like you’re at a spa!
Facial steaming is so good for our skin and pores. Facial steaming opens pores, which is a critical step for extractions, and helps masks and serums penetrate deeper into our skin. It also loosens debris within our pores, making it easy to clear our skin. Facial steams hydrate our skin, which also provides a lovely glow!
You can steam your skin with just water, but you can also add herbs and flower petals for more benefits. Different herbs can add moisturizing, soothing and calming benefits. Some herbs also fight bacteria, serve as an anti-inflammatory and promote blood circulation. They also add a wonderful aromatherapy effect!
Facial steams are a great way to enhance your skin care routine, and you can add essential oils to further boost the benefits. Here are some ideas of oils you can add for various skin types.
Ingredients (for a 2 oz. jar):
- 2 tbsp. dried rose petals
- 1 tbsp. dried chamomile flowers
- 1 tbsp. dried calendula petals (marigold)
- 5 drops of an essential oil of your choice (optional)
Add the dried flower petals to a small jar and gently shake to mix. When you’re ready to steam, take a tablespoon of the dried flower petal mixture and put it in the bottom of a wide bowl.
Fill the bowl halfway with boiling water and lean your face over and drape a towel over the back of your head so the steam doesn’t escape.
Steam your face for about 10 minutes. Pat your face dry. After steaming, it’s recommended to apply any masks, serums or treatments as your pores will be open.
Repeat weekly or when you feel like your skin needs a little boost! Enjoy!
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