Amongst becoming a self-appointed manicurist, hairstylist, and waxer this year, 2020 has also forced us to become facialists. We have been clarifying, hydrating, and treating ourselves with the utmost care, and because of that, it’s time to up our beauty regimen to introduce the many benefits of steam.
While some may consider steaming to be a splurging treatment to be indulged in at the spa, post-covid has taught us that it’s time to bring that experience to our home bathrooms. Keep reading below to see which products maximize the benefit of steaming for shiner strands and ultra-hydrated skin.
How Does it Work?
Steaming increases the temperature of hair and skin by opening pores and lifting the hair cuticle. This process allows for a deeper clean for easier skin extractions and enhanced absorption of products.
What Are The Skin Benefits?
Aside from loosening impurities, facial steaming helps hydrate and soften the outer skin layer, making it ideal for exfoliation and mask treatments.
- Hydrates and moisturizes
- Reduces excess sebum
- Increase circulation
- Promotes collagen
- Boost absorption
After steaming your face for 5-10 mins, make sure to enhance benefits by following a mask appropriate for your skin needs.
Peter Thomas Roth – Cucumber Gel Mask
Sisley Paris – Black Rose Duo
What Are The Hair Benefits?
The benefits of hair steaming arise from the ability for the steam to open up the hair follicle and lift the cuticle allowing for maximum hydration. Conditioning treatments can penetrate the strands for better absorption with this treatment.
- Promotes hair growth
- Aids in maximum hydrations
- Optimal product absorption
- Improve elasticity and moisture retention
After steaming cleansed hair for 10-15 mins, follow with a moisturizing mask for your specific hair needs.
Kerastase – Le Masque Hair Mask
Shu Uemura – Ultimate Reset Mask