DIY Herbal Facial Steam
One of my nerdier qualities is being allergic to everything, but there is nothing like a hot cloth seeped in herbs to release the sinuses pressure beautiful weather brings to me. This, of course, got me thinking about how I can kill two birds with one stone: The newly budding flowers may bring tears to my eyes, but that also means it's the perfect time of year to use natural ingredients in a facial steam for oh so many benefits. A major reason to try facial steaming at home is how inexpensive and effective these treatments are for all skin types. Facial steams increase perspiration and, according to Livestrong, the steam softens blackheads , making them easier to draw out from the surface. A steam treatment can help flush out excessive oil , dead skin cells, and even dirt without drying out your skin. As Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City told Allure , this method is perfect for sensitive skin types , since the concentration of the active ingredients hitting your skin is way lower than a normal topical treatment.