At-Home Steam Facial

The steam room is often the first stop during a relaxing spa day. Facial steams are perfect for opening pores and prepping the skin. The best part about steam facials is that they are super easy to replicate at home with very few ingredients and tools. Giving your face a weekly steam will help detoxify and soften your skin. It’s the ultimate opening act because your skin care products take the spotlight.

Here are a few rules to keep in mind before starting your steam facial. First, remember to always steam before your serums and moisturizer, never after. Doing it after will rid the skin of the products you used, so for best results, start your day with a steam! Drink a glass of water before you steam. It’s important to keep your body hydrated because facial steaming will cause you to sweat and get dehydrated. Lastly, steam for a maximum of 10 minutes, any longer and your skin will dry up!

Steam Facial Routine

Step 01

Cleanse & Exfoliate

Wash your face with a gentle exfoliating face wash that can remove makeup, dirt, impurities, and dead skin cell build up.

Step 02

Prep the Steam

Bring a small pot or bowl of water to a boil. When the water is thoroughly heated, carefully transfer it into a ceramic or glass bowl and allow it to cool down a tad.

Step 03

Add Essential Oils

To feel refreshed: Citrus scented oils

To feel relaxed: Lavender or Chamomile oils

To feel uplifted: Rose oil

For the ultimate spa experience: Eucalyptus oil

Step 04

Steam your Face

Drape a towel over your head and shoulders to create a “steam tent”. For 5-10 minutes, inhale and exhale slowly.

Step 05

Use a Toner

Once you’re done, gently sweep a hydrating toner over your face with a cotton pad.

Step 06

Moisturize your Skin

Follow up toner with your favorite serums and moisturizer to help lock in hydration. Remember to use products suitable for your skin type and concerns!

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