What is Facial Steam?


This week was all about finishing so many things at once. We have big news on the way (stay tuned). We will keep you posted for all that news via our newsletter. But this blogpost is not about that news! It is about Facial Steams. I just realized that we have never mentioned facial steams on this blog before.

That’s why I want to talk about facial steams, which is my favorite ritual. So, let’s find out: What is a facial steam? Facial steams are so underrated in the beauty market. Treating your skin with a steam facial is probably the best thing you can do for your pores. If you’ve been paying attention to your spa lady, you’ll have noticed that most professional extractions start with steaming. Facial steaming is one of the best skincare treatments. You can even perform them at home. It is a one-way step to your skincare game without much effort and free of cost.

In Ayurveda, the steaming process is not just beneficial for the face, it is good for the entire body. Full body steam treatment is called “Swedena.” You can do ayurvedic steams according to your skin type, and it can be used on a weekly or monthly basis.


However, steam treatment is an essential part of the skincare routine. Steam treatments open up your pores and allow skincare products to penetrate deeply into your skin.

But first we need to break this down further – the benefits of steam:

Benefits of Facial Steam:

(Reference: Here)

  1. Facial steam cleanses the face: As I mentioned earlier, steam opens up your pores and helps loosen any buildup in the pores.

  2. Facial steam stimulates blood circulation: The combination of the steam flow and an increase in perspiration dilates your blood vessels and increases circulation. This boost of blood flow nourishes your skin and delivers oxygen. That’s why you take on a natural glow following a facial steam.

  3. It promotes skin absorption: Steam increases (Trusted Source) the skin’s permeability, enabling it to absorb topicals better. This means you get more bang for your buck from skincare products applied after steaming.

  4. It releases trapped sebum. This naturally occurring oil promotes your sebaceous glands to lubricate your skin and hair. When sebum gets trapped beneath your skin’s surface, it creates a breeding ground for bacteria and causes acne and blackheads.

  5. It promotes collagen and elastin. The increased blood flow experienced during a steam facial encourages collagen and elastin production. This results in firmer, younger-looking skin.

  6. It helps with sinus congestion. Steam can help relieve sinus congestion and the headaches that often accompany it. Adding certain essential oils to your steam can boost this effect.

  7. It’s affordable and accessible. You don’t need to dish out big bucks for a steam facial at a spa to enjoy the benefits; it can be done at home using items you already have.

  8. It’s soothing. The feeling of warm steam on your face relaxes any facial skin. Add some soothing scents for aromatherapy using herbs or essential oils and take your steam sesh to a whole other level of calm!

  9. It releases acne-causing bacteria and cells. Opening up your pores allows the release of dead skin cells, bacteria, and other impurities that clog the pores and contribute to acne.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post. In the meantime, we will work on a fantastic facial steam recipe.

Comment or DM me regarding any questions!

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