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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Facial sauna

January 17, 2012 0 Comments
Hello everyone!

My favourite gift this Christmas was a facial sauna.  For those of you who don’t know what it is, it’s basically a facial steamer you can use at home.

The benefits of facial steaming:

  • Deep skin cleansing.
  • Softens the skin and removes blackheads, dead skin cells and pollution.
  •  Boosts blood circulation, which is essential for the reproduction of new cells.
  • Can reduce acne.
  • Unclogs stuffed sinuses. 

Facial sauna

Facial sauna

You don’t need facial sauna equipment to give yourself a steam facial at home.  Follow these instructions to safely steam your face at home, using a bowl and hot water.

·         Pull your hair away from your face.
·         Wash your face with a mild cleanser, and rinse well.
·         Put 5 cups of distilled water into a large pot and bring to a boil.
·         Transfer the hot water to a large glass bowl.  
·         Place your face over the bowl of steaming hot water.
·         Cover your head with a towel.  If at any point you feel the steam is too hot on your skin, move your face farther away from the water.
·         Stay over the steam for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until the steam cools. 
·         Wash your face with the cleanser of your choice, and then rinse with lukewarm water.
·         Final rinse your face with cool water.
·         Pat dry with a clean towel.


Tips:

Be careful not to burn your face with the steam.  Stay as close to the steam, as it’s comfortable for you.  Remember, steaming should be a relaxing experience, not torture!

I use my facial sauna once or twice a week and I love the way it makes my skin glow!  Facial steaming can be beneficial to all skin types; however, I suggest reducing the frequency of steaming if you have very sensitive or very dry skin.  In that case, try steaming once every two weeks.

So, tell me what are your opinions on facial steaming?

XOXO
Euphrasie85

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Do you brush your face?!

November 02, 2010 1 Comments
Hello everyone!

Lately, the use of facial brushes seems to be gaining popularity.  There are various facial brushes available on the market; ranging from small manual ones, that look like a toothbrush, to larger electric ones with various attachments.



A soft-bristle face brush is used to get a more radiant complexion by gently loosens dead skin cells and impurities while stimulating circulation.  Most brushes are gentle enough for all skin types.  Besides deep cleansing and softening the skin, facial brushing can also help reduces the appearance of acne scars and fine lines.

How to use:

Splash warm water onto the face and neck and apply your cleansing product.  Gently massage into the skin, using the face brush, in small circular movements, then rinse with warm water.  After use, splash your face with cool water and pat dry.  Follow with a toner and moisturiser suitable for your skin type.

If you have whiteheads when using this, make sure to clean your brush with antiseptic soap and water and wash off any residue before use. Be sure to go over those spots really gently.



Tip: 

I also find that this is the quickest and safest way to get rid of blackheads.  Blackheads (impurities that block the pores) will come to the surface while brushing, making it very easy to extract with a blackhead extractor. 

XOXO
Euphrasie85