Ever thought of getting a facial steamer? Wait, face steamer? Yes, the one that your facialist uses on you before your facial begins to “open up your pores, soften the dead skin cells, and help the skin absorb the skincare ingredients“.
There are several commonly acknowledged benefits of facial steaming, such as better cleansing. Steaming loosens the dirt, makeup, product residual particles that are lodged in your skin, so it’ll be easier for you to remove them afterwards
It is also said to improved blood circulation: this one is pretty self-explanatory, the increase in temperature around your face will cause your blood capillaries to dilate and improve blood flow.
Of course, the steam will deeply moisturise the skin, refreshing any dry and dull skin (especially if you work and sleep in air-conditioned rooms!). Steaming also improves the absorption of the skincare products and ingredients that you pile on afterwards.
And, of course, if you enjoy the sauna and steam room, you’ll know the immense calming effect that steaming has on your mind – the sound, the warmth, and the few minutes of me-time works wonders.
Lastly, if you (or your family members) frequently experience blocked nose or sinus, a good steam is known to open up and clear the airways, too.
Sold on the benefits of facial steaming? Ahead, we suss out some devices you can use at home to give your skin some TLC.