Try This: 5 Minute DIY Herb Facial Steam

Have 5 minutes to spare? Indulge in a quick facial steam using a few herbs from your window sill!
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Have 5 minutes to spare? Indulge in a quick facial steam using a few herbs from your window sill!
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Image Credit: Melissa O'Hearn

Raise your hand if you could already use a little pampering this week? Us too! Today we are sharing an old favorite worth repeating. A simple, DIY steam that will give you a few moments of spa-like bliss. Enjoy, friends! 

With winter wrapping up, chances are you a) could use a facial to nourish your skin and repair damage of a harsh winter; and b) have had at least one nasty cold this season and would like to get rid of any lingering congestion once and for all . 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. Looking for more beauty recipes? Try our favorite DIY face cleanser, created especially for Clementine Daily by Adina Grigore!