Back To Basics - Home Facial Steam Treat

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

I get quite a lot of comments regarding my skin and not in a negative way but in a positive light which makes me really beam and continue on with my skin routine that I do. Mostly the basis of my skin routine is all basic and can be done at home with mostly everyday items.

Today I want to share with you the facial steam treat I give my face. Depending how my face is I may do this twice a week but it's rare too much heats never good.

I got the routine from a book Essence - Beauty Basics & Beyond I'd purchased this while I was in Jamaica in late 2009 and all last year this was my only facial steam treatment.

I do this twice a month just to give it a good clean. Today I was due for that.



You'll Need :
A Large Bowl
Hot water
2 Tablespoons of salt
7 drops of peppermint essential oil - ( to be honest I don't recommend having that much, first time I put that much into the bowl, I could not breathe and my eyes didn't dare open) I recommend one drop (two at the most - might be pushing it.)
A towel
Facial mask




Pour your salt & your drop of peppermint oil into the hot water and of course put your head over the bowl with the towel making a tent.


Steam your face for two minutes and then give yourself a two minute break . Repeat this up to five times.


Then rinse your face with lukewarm water and this is the optional time to use a facial mask to reap the benefits of having the facial steam and opening those pores so slap on your current favourite lover face mask


Mine for quite a while has been Good Things - Five Minute Facial Face Mask - AMAZING!



Then after I had rinsed that off I decided to just do my Oil Cleansing Method as my skin seemed to need some repair.

Links To Products :

Good Things Facial Mask
Peppermint Essential Oil


Do you do at home spa treatments or do you go all out and go professional ?!


9 Comments

  1. ohhh this sounds perfect I shall give this a go! need to get some peppermint though. Thanks for sharing this doll x

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  2. tur routine sounds awesome hun,I dont really do much except wash,scrub&exfoliate.I may start doing more coz I hav received a facial sauna as a gift for my birthday lol

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  3. I used to do this but I never knew you could put peppermint in the water! I must try that! Great post :D xx

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  4. @lotsalashes Aww anytime I hope you enjoy it. Gives me a nice refreshing feel everytime I do it :o) xo

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  5. @Sher thanks babes. Ohh lord you lucky lady, I think once you get the pro benefits you'll love to have a quick refreshing at home once in a while too x

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  6. @Sriya I really wished in the book it said of the skin benefits that they bring. Yet it's done me well over the last year lol thanks babes xo

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  7. My skin is in need of a steam!
    Great, helpful tips!

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  8. @Lucky :o) great to give your skin a good steam treat x

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  9. What a great idea!! I love doing a facial steam but I haven't done one in a long time (over 6 months). and I only used fresh sage lol. I have added the peppermint oil to my shopping list :)) Thanks!! :3 I think mint leaves might do the trick, too, don't you think?:)

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