Thursday, July 14, 2011

Relax With Steam

Facial Steaming

What You'll Need:
6 drops of lavender or another essential oil
1 cup of fresh or dried herbs

How To Steam:
Add the lavender and herbs to a pot
Add 4 cups of boiling water and let it steep for 8-10 minutes
Pour the water into a large heat safe bowl
 Sit at a table with a towel draped over the top of your head and the bowl
Hold your face 8-10 inches from the bowl 
Steam for six minutes
Rinse your face with warm water
Pat the skin dry with a soft towel

Lavender is soothing. Inhaling it decreases anxiety and helps you relax.
Steam opens up the pores for better cleansing.

*If you have asthma, speak to your doctor before beginning any treatment that involves breathing in oils or herbs.
*Be careful that the steam is not too hot
*Frequent steaming is a bad idea as it could leave your skin more dehydrated

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