Even though you may be working hard with your skincare routine, your skin may still not cooperate with you. And that’s probably maybe because your skin wants to be pampered more.
So this time we are here with you with another step in skincare routine without expending your valuable money. Facial Steaming is an underrated skincare routine although there are lots of benefits of steaming your face many people don’t know about it.
So, let’s find out the benefits of steaming your face!

Benefits of Steaming Your Face

benefits of steaming your face

Cleanses the pores

Enlarged pores make your skin dull and the clogged pores may lead to various skin problems like blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples. Facial Steam opens up your clogged pores and helps to loosen the buildup of dirt for a deeper cleanse.

Skin Hydration

The other benefit of steaming your face is, it hydrates your skin by increasing the number of natural oils in your skin.

Increase the effectiveness of skincare products

What’s the benefit of applying tons of skincare products on your skin if your face cannot absorb the nutrients from the products? Steaming your face once a week improves the skin’s capability to absorb the products that you apply to your skin. This means you can totally gain the essential nutrients of your skincare products after steaming your face.

Improves Blood Circulation

For a natural and healthy glow, your body should have a proper circulation of blood. Steaming your face with warm water can improve your blood circulation which nourishes your skin giving you a radiant and healthy glow.

Removes Excess Sebum

The sebaceous gland in your skin produces sebum to lubricate your hair and skin. But, if the excess production of sebum gets trapped beneath your skin’s surface it leads to acne and blackheads. Steaming your face opens up your pores and releases the trapped sebum.


The most interesting fact or you can say the benefit of steaming your face is- you don’t need to expend a big amount of money in a spa, you can steam your face at your home with items you already have at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Steam Your Face In Home?

water in sink for steam

You can easily grab the benefits of steaming your face at home without investing a lot. Follow the given steps for facial steam at home:
Steam with hot water and a bowl
1. Cleanse your face and neck using a gentle cleanser and secure your hair, so that the hot vapor doesn’t affect your hair.
2. Take 4 to 6 cups of water and boil the water in a pot or a kettle.
3. You can either simply use plain water or add herbs like green tea or tea tree oil once the water starts to boil.
4. Stir the water and leave it for 2 to 3 minutes in low flame with a cover.
5. Take a big fluffy towel and choose the spot where you decide to take a steam. The easiest place to take steam is to place the pot on the table, or you can also do it on the sink by adjusting your height.
6. Drape the towel over your head and hold your face at least 6 inches above the water.
7. You can raise or lower your head according to the heat you are comfortable with, also you can lift your towel for a few seconds if needed.
Steam with a warm towel
1. Take a clean towel and soak it in the warm water or, you can also use a hot water tap.
2. Secure your hair and cleanse your face with a cleanser according to your skin type.
3. Now, take out the towel from the water and put the damp towel on your face lying comfortably on the bed or chair.
4. Adjust the towel in such a way that it covers your entire face and relax for a few minutes.
5. You can repeat this 4-5 times by soaking the towel in the water again.

How to use a facial steamer?

If you do not feel comfortable using a bowl and a towel, you can also buy a steamer which is easily available in the stores.
1. Fill the facial steamer as per the instructions. Place the steamer near the plug so that you can easily heat the water.
2. Secure your hair and cleanse your face with a cleanser according to your skin type.
3. Seat comfortably near the steamer and put your face inside the cone of the steamer.
4. Adjust your face, so that your face can handle the hot vapor.
5. Take warm steam for a maximum of 10 minutes once a week.

Do I need to go to a spa or hire a professional to steam my face?

No, you don’t need to visit a spa and spend your money on steaming your face. You can easily reap the benefits of steaming your face at your own home, with the equipment that is available at your home.

Risks Of Facial Steam

Even though there are lots of benefits of steaming your face, you still need to be careful because the steam burn is more dangerous and damaging than the burn from boiling wat

To avoid the steam burn, do not place your face too close to the steam. Increase or decrease the distance according to your comfort. Limit the steam session to once a week and 10 minutes a day to avoid skin irritation and inflammation.
People who are already suffering from skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis should totally avoid facial steams as the hot temperature at your skin’s surface can increase inflammation and redness.

women with clear and radiant skin


Here are some precautions for you if you want to take facial steams.

  • Keep your eyes closed during the entire steam session.
  • Avoid putting your face too near to the pot. Keep your at least 6 inches away.
  • Do not rub your face with a towel immediately after steaming, rather rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  • Apply your favorite moisturizer or serum after steaming your face.
  • End your facial steam with a relaxing massage. Massage your cheeks, forehead, and neck gently using your fingers.

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