Each and every day we expose our skin to pollutants and chemicals and we really don’t even realize it. Some of it is from the make-up that we apply, but others are come from the air, chemicals sprayed while cleaning and a variety of other toxins that float around us.
While many of these toxins are mild and nothing to really be steamer concerned about, others are not and can have long-term effects. Unfortunately, our daily faces washes do not necessarily remove all of these toxins from our skin either. It helps, but it isn’t able to give you a good deep cleaning. The only way to get a truly deep clean is if you open up the pores of the skin and flush out the toxins.
One way that you can do this is by using a facial steamer. You’ve probably seen these in salons and spas and never probably thought about the benefits of having one at home. The great thing is that once you buy it, you will save yourself a fortune in time and money. Plus, you can give yourself a spa treatment whenever you feel like it.
Although your whole body could probably benefit from a good long sit in a fully body sauna, the fact of the matter is that this isn’t possible for all people. A facial steamer, however, can refresh and rejuvenate your complexion in just a few minutes.
The way that the steamer works is pretty basic. You simply fill the water tanks and turn it on. In just a few minutes, steam will be produced in abundance and you simply place your face near it, allowing the steam to warm and soothe your skin. This is an excellent way to warm yourself up on a cold day as well.
Portable steamers use an electric heating element to warm up the water to boiling, allowing the steam to be produced. It is then directed out through an attachment that allows you to dictate the direction that you want the steam to focus. You can even add essential oils to the steam rod, providing additional benefits to your skin.
Allowing the steam to have direct contact with your skin provides a deep cleaning action. In addition to the deep cleaning benefits, they can also provide you with sinus benefits. The steam can help you to unclog your sinuses and reduce inflammation.
As you can see, there are a variety of uses for a facial steamer. Those that offer cool mist also provide additional benefits as well.