Try This: 5 Minute DIY Herb Facial Steam

 Image Credit: Melissa O'Hearn

Image Credit: Melissa O’Hearn

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:

  1. Heat a few cups of water until almost boiling. Meanwhile, wash you face.

  2. 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.

  3. Cover your head with a towel and lean over bowl for five minutes – or until steam dissipates. Breathe deeply and relax.

  4. 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!


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  2. I love your suggestion to use tea bags. Eliminates the mess!

    I wanted to pass on a tip for anyone with a case of the “whiteheads”. Using rosemary in your water is especially helpful for cleaning out the pores. Also a natural clay mask after the steaming helps to draw out the gunk softened by the steam.

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  10. Great recipe, I simply love facial steaming as it is particularly beneficial for oily skinners! I also wrote an article debunking face steaming myths. I’d love to hear your opinion about it! Find it on Oily Skin Blog.

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