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Updated December 31st, 2023 at 23:18 IST

Facial steaming: How this process can make big difference to your skin health

Facial steaming can play an important part when it comes to your skin care routine. Here are its benefits.

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Facial steaming | Image:Pixabay
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The process of exposing your face to the steam produced by heated water might sound troublesome, but you'll be surprised by its benefits after you try it.

Benefits of facial steaming

Purging: The steam opens your pores and purges unwanted substances, like excess sebum -- an oily substance released by your sebaceous glands, a common cause of acne.

Fights Acne: Because facial steaming opens your pores, it can help free the sebum and stop pimples for forming.

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Hydration: Steam hydrates your skin and retains its strength and elasticity.

Increased circulation: The heat that comes through the steam promotes blood flow, which provides the skin with more oxygen and makes it look healthier.

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Product absorption: Steaming before applying skincare products can be beneficial as it can help you make the most of your products.

The right way for facial steaming

Cleanse your face: Cleaning the face before taking steam is important. It helps your skin remove the dirt, oils and skin cells.

Apply toner: After steaming can apply a face mask and then a toner. Facial toner helps you close your pores so that impurities don't enter and undo all the benefits of steaming. Toner can be replaced by cold water too.

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Moisturise your skin: Moisturising your skin after facial steam is the most important as it retains all the facial steaming benefits.

While facial steaming is extremely beneficial for many, people with certain skin conditions should take the advise of their dermatologist as sometime it can backfire.    

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Published December 31st, 2023 at 23:18 IST

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