My previous article was all about my very simple daily skin care regimen. Today I wanted to share exactly what I do for my extremely finicky sensitive acne prone skin weekly. This is actually the most amazing treat for me every week. It is literally just steaming my face with a soothing herbal blend created by Mountain Rose Herbs.
I learned about the Herbal Facial Steam as it is a part of their Herbal Facial Kit. The Herbal Facial Steam contains an incredible blend of organic comfrey leaf, organic chamomile flowers, organic rose petals, organic calendula flowers, and organic sweet orange essential oil. I’ve created my own facial steams before including organic rosemary leaf which was very invigorating, yet this herbal floral blend is the most relaxing thing in the world for me. It also hydrates my skin so well. Keeping the skin hydrated is just as important as cleansing and moisturizing.
I can hardly believe that something so simple could be such a huge indulgence for me!
What I do is boil two cups of water in a pot on the stove. Once the water is boiled, I add two tablespoons of the Herbal Facial Steam and allow it to steep for 5-8 minutes with the lid covering it. I then lay a small folded towel down on the kitchen table and place the pot on top. I then sit in front of the pot and place my face over the open steaming pot with a towel over my head to keep all of the steam inside. I sit for ten glorious minutes and just relax while listening to my Amel Larrieux Pandora Radio Station.
After this beautiful steaming session I proceed to a high linoleic oil cleansing with my microfiber cleansing cloth, my daily skin care regimen. Steaming the skin allows a very deep oil cleansing after. I still can’t believe how hydrated and glowy my skin is following this gorgeous treatment. Every blue moon I will still do a DIY facial mask if needed, yet the Herbal Facial Steam has been the best and most relaxing addition to my skin care regimen. DIY facial masks just don’t feel as relaxing although they are wonderful for the skin as well. The Mountain Rose Herbs Herbal Facial Kit does include cleansing grains, a green clay mask, a wild rose facial oil, and rosewater toner. I wrote about this facial kit here if you’re interested. The Herbal Facial Steam is still my favorite from this kit and sold separately. Did I say that I love the Herbal Facial Steam enough times yet? <3
Have you included facial steaming into your skin care regimen? Do you LOVE it as much as I do?
(Image by Mountain Rose Herbs)