I want to share with you some of the benefits of an herbal face steam. Facial steaming improves circulation, softens rough skin, clears out pores and creates a healthy glow to your plumped up skin. Steaming can be considered a complete facial unto itself if you follow it with a toner for your particular skin type and then apply a moisturizer. Plain steam can be good, however, an herbal steam is better. It penetrates, cleanses, purify and softens your skin. Facial steaming, which by the way my kids also take part in, has become part of our bi-weekly herbal facial. Then we sit around and talk about how good our skin looks, its fun!
In my Herbs for Beauty class this is one of the fun activities we do. I hope to soon be able to share with you a video with step-by-step instructions on how to complete an herbal facial. For now I am sharing with you my herbal face steam. This steam is loved by grownups and kids alike. Its multi-purpose, not only does it have benefits for the skin, it improves your mood and relieves stress (due to the peppermint and lavender), it also cures a headache and any sinus issues. In one word its Remarkable!
It contains Calendula (anyone who know me well, knows this is one of my personal favorites), Chamomile, Red Clover, Peppermint, Roses, Lavender and Orange essential oil, which is great for maturing skin and in my opinion you can be never too young to begin to address.