One of the most celebrated processes of facial cleansing in Ayurveda is Swedana. Literally speaking Swedana means sweating through steam. This beauty ritual is the easiest and simplest form of giving the skin a deeper cleanse.
WHAT IS FACIAL STEAMING
‘Swedana’, or facial steaming helps to remove toxins from the skin and deeply cleanses the pores. When you steam your face, the skin maintains its core, internal temperature, thereby increasing blood flow to the face. This process is also known as thermoregulation.
BENEFITS OF FACIAL STEAMING
HOW TO STEAM FACE AT HOME
Ayurdeva advises to invest in a facial steamer! It is inexpensive and easy to use and the benefits far outweigh its cost. However it is not mandatory. If you don’t have a face steaming machine, you can simply bring a bowl of water to a boil. Use a towel to cover your head while inhaling the steam and make sure you don’t get too close to the boiling water.
HERBS TO USE
Adding herbs will allow the incredible properties of the herbs nourishing your skin and soul as well as balancing your mood. It’s best to use organic or pesticide free herbs and flowers. You can use ones that grow in your backyard or Pushpanjali, an organic blend of herbs and flowers designed to boost circulation and encourage natural skin healing. Aromatic, moisturizing, calming, and toning, this blend is super nourishing for the skin.
BLENDS FOR SKIN TYPES
DRY SKIN: Face steaming for dry skin is an excellent way to hydrate and remove dead skin cells, for a glowing finish. Blend to a coarse powder
OILY SKIN: If you are wondering if face steaming is good for oily skin. The answer is, yes! Face steaming softens the sebum, which makes it easier to cleanse it away and keep the pores clean, thereby reducing their appearance. Blend together
SENSITIVE SKIN: I am asked all too often, if face steaming is good or bad, especially for sensitive skin. In this case, it is important to not overdo it. Just 5 minutes is all I would recommend for this skin type. Blend together
In conclusion, remember that like a painting start with a clean slate! Cleanse, Steam, Cleanse and moisturise. The skin is at its softest and most absorbant self. A dense moisturiser will go under the sevenlayesr and enrich the skin from within. The glow next morning would be unbeatable
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