With summer wrapping up, chances are you a) could use a facial to free your pores of dirt, oil and sweat; and b) have an abundance of herbs in the garden or widow sill. Solve both by treating yourself to a good, old-fashioned steam – in just five minutes! Here’s our favorite recipe:
Heat a few cups of water until almost boiling. Meanwhile, wash you face.
Transfer water to a large bowl and add a handful of fresh herbs. Whatever you have on hand will do, but mint, basil and rosemary are particularly refreshing and astringent.
Cover your head with a towel and lean over bowl for five minutes – or until steam dissipates. Breathe deeply and relax.
Pat skin dry. Follow with a pore-cleansing mask or peel, if desired (here’s one of our favorites!).
Don’t have any herbs handy? Toss in a couple of tea bags, such as peppermint, lavender or chamomile. Easy peasy, right?
p.s. Whipping up any DIY beauty recipes of your own? Tweet us @ClementineDaily! We’d love to hear!