A floral facial steam is a simple self-care practice which will nourish the skin as much as it will relax the body and the mind.
Affordable and easy to do at home, floral facial steams are often made with dried botanicals and herbs, each designed with different properties to nourish and nurture the skin.
Floral steams moisturize dry skin, open pores to cleanse the skin of impurities and increase circulation and collagen production giving your face a warm, healthy glow. Wonderfully colorful and fragrant, floral steams can also be relaxing and meditative...the aroma from the flowers offers nourishing and therapeutic feelings that calm the mind and elevates mood. A truly relaxing experience!
When choosing ingredients for your steam, consider your needs and be sure to look for organic, pesticide-free herbs and flowers from trusted source. Some of our favorites include:
Lavender - Moisturizers dry skin and its calming scent is very relaxing.
Rose Petals - Tighten pores, reduce redness and rejuvenates mature skin. The scent of rose is very uplifting.
Chamomile - An anti-inflammatory which soothes dry, irritated and sensitive skin.
Calendula - Moisturizes dry skin and has anti-aging properties.
Peppermint - A refreshing herb, peppermint leaves have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, great for relieving congestion.
Ready to steam? Boil three-four cups of water in a teapot. Remove the teapot from the heat, and pour the water into a bowl.
Add 2-3 tablespoons of your mix of herbs and flowers, or try our Salveo Seeds Floral Blend
Optional, add three to five drops of your favorite essential oil
Cover and let the florals steep for five minutes.
Place your face comfortably over the bowl (6-10 inches) using a towel or cloth to create a tent over your head to trap the steam.
Steam for ten minutes keeping your eyelids closed.
Rinse your face with cool water.
Follow with moisturizer or face oil.
A weekly face steaming is a great way to unwind while also promoting healthy skin. But be sure to check with your doctor first if you have an inflammatory skin condition.
Lastly, make time for self-care. One thing a personal yoga practice has taught me is that you must take the time to nurture yourself each and every day. Our self-care routines help us stay happy and healthy and it is a crucial part of our wellbeing. Be Well!