Skin care starts with a daily regimen. Taking the time every morning and night will add up to younger, healthier skin. Like I’ve mentioned before, my skin has definitely given me trouble over the years. From eczema to hormonal acne, I’ve experienced my share! Maintaining good skin doesn’t always mean expensive facials and procedures at the dermatologist or spa. There are also DIY treatments you can make to get healthy, dewy skin all from the comfort of your own home.
I’ve continuously raved about the use of DIY skin masks especially for those that want a more budget-friendly option. There’s also nothing an at-home facial can’t fix. You get to do it on your own time and don’t have to squeeze it in during business hours. Now I’m not talking about a full-on extraction (please, please, please leave that to the professionals.) If not done correctly, it can leave scars and that’s never pretty. I’m talking about a good, old-fashioned steam.
Steaming does way more than just provide a relaxing and calm atmosphere. It also boosts circulation, hydrates the skin, unclogs pores, and creates and promotes a healthy glow.
Whenever I feel like my pores are filled with gunk, I love to do an at-home steam. I instantly feel more refreshed! Fortunately, you don’t need a fancy spa machine to reap the benefits. Here are some helpful steps to create a spa sanctuary in your own home:
Add a few drops of lavender/chamomile essential oil if you are feeling stressed. This calming scent is also a great cure for insomnia. A lavender steam before bed will promote a great night sleep.
Throw some leaves in the mix if you feel a cold coming on. It’s nature’s decongestant and also helps relax you physically and emotionally.
Fresh or dried rosemary leaves is great for acne-prone or oily skin. Be careful not to use during pregnancy, though. The scent can be a little strong!
The astringent property of the oil is an instant pick-me-up for tired and clogged skin.
A wonderful, natural toner and also a fresh, relaxing scent.
Lemon or orange peels added to the steam can boost serotonin just by the scent. A great steam to do in the morning for a boost of energy!
Here’s a mixture that I love to make at home. It also is a creative and beautiful gift to give. I like to make my mixtures in bulk and save for later in pretty glass containers.
(For Normal Skin)
Not down to DIY? Fig & Yarrow sells their own special made steam mixes that I am OB-SESSED with! They even have some specially made per season.