A lot of compresses for face skin, you can use steam procedures. Steam baths are useful for all skin types. They cleanse the skin well, dilate blood vessels and pores. Steam softens plugs that clog the ducts of the sebaceous glands. There is a detachment of scales, rejection of sebaceous plugs, dissolution of skin secretions.
Steam baths for face skin from wild medicinal plants, recipes, home cooking.
Steam baths contribute to the resorption of inflammatory seals, act on the numerous nerve endings present on the skin of the face, and also have a reflex effect on the central nervous system.
A steam bath is used mainly for oily rough skin with numerous blackheads, black dots, white wen. With oily skin, steam baths are done no more than 1 time per week, with normal 1 time in 10 days, and with dry 2 times a month. It is best to perform the procedure before bedtime..
To create steam in beauty parlors, there are special electrical devices, and such a process (steaming the face) is called a sauna for the face. At home, the hair is tied with a scarf (you can wear a rubber cap), the eyelids are greased with a greasy cream. Oily skin is pre-cleansed with it. If the bath is done for dry and normal skin, then a nourishing or oily cream is applied to the face. And if it is not sour cream, cream, fresh butter.
They heat water in a large bowl and, bending over it and covering their heads with a towel, sit over dishes with hot water. Steam opens the pores and facilitates the removal of blackheads. Do not lean too close to hot water, as very hot steam can cause the rupture of small blood vessels. The temperature of the water during the steam bath should be around 50 degrees.
Medicinal herbs aromatize steam. The duration of the steam bath depends on the nature of the skin. With oily skin 15-20 minutes, with normal 10-15 minutes, with dry 5-10 minutes. Immediately after the bath, wipe the face with a cotton swab. For dry or normal skin, the cream is applied again. When greasy immediately wash, rubbing your face with a sponge or washcloth.
Strengthen the cleansing effect of the steam bath can be done after doing salt cleaning. To do this, a cotton swab is dipped in shaving cream or camphor, then in small table salt and baking soda. The mixture is applied to the skin in a circular motion in the direction from the bottom up along the massage lines. Particular attention should be paid to the places of accumulation of comedones. With oily skin, the mixture is left on the face for several minutes.
Rose Petal Baths.
A pink bath well refreshes the skin. Steam baths from rose petals. For their preparation, a layer of rose petals is placed on the bottom of a colander or sieve placed in a vessel with boiling water. The person is kept above the steam for 15 minutes. After the bath, the skin is allowed to cool for 15-20 minutes, after which it can go out in the cold. Usually a steam bath is done before cleaning your face or applying a mask.
Contraindications for steam baths.
With purulent acne, steam baths are not recommended, since heat and steam contribute to the spread of infection. Steam baths are also contraindicated for skin with dilated vessels (redness of the face), increased fluffiness and rosacea. You can not do a steam bath for people suffering from epilepsy, high blood pressure, diseases of the cardiovascular system, bronchial asthma.
After removing the blackheads, they make a mask containing cottage cheese, kaolin, etc. In order to enhance the healing effect of the procedures and add flavor to the steam, various herbal additives are used. The recipes for such medicinal plant steam baths are given below..
Steam baths with black elderberry flowers.
1 tablespoon of raw materials is placed in a container and pour 1 liter of boiling water. Tilt your head over the water and take cover. The duration of the procedure for oily skin is 20 minutes, normal 15 minutes, dry 10 minutes.
Lavender Steam Baths.
2-3 tablespoons of crushed raw materials are placed in a pan and pour 1-2 liters of boiling water. The duration of the procedure for oily skin is 15-20 minutes. Dry and normal 5-10 minutes.
Steam baths with linden flowers.
Thoroughly cleanse your face with water or lotion. Pour a 1.5-liter enameled bowl into a bowl, bring it to a boil, remove from heat, put 1-2 tablespoons of dried raw materials in boiling water. Cover the head and bowl with a towel and hold your face above the steam. After the procedure, rinse your face with cold water and dry it with a paper towel. After 20-30 minutes, a nourishing mask is applied to the face.
Steam baths with coltsfoot and dill.
2 tablespoons taken in equal amounts and finely chopped leaves and flowered-coltsfoot and young dill are poured with 1 liter of boiling water. The duration of the procedure is 15-20 minutes.
Steam baths with peppermint and chamomile.
Pour 1 tablespoon of each component into a small basin or wide pan. Pour water to half the vessel, bring to a boil and insist 10-15 minutes. With oily skin, the duration of the procedure is 10 minutes, with dry 3-5 minutes.
Steam baths with wormwood.
1 tablespoon of finely chopped raw materials is dipped in 1 liter of boiling water. The duration of the procedure for dry skin is 2-3 minutes on a not very hot steam. For a normal 5 minutes on a hot steam. For oily or very dirty 8-10 minutes on a hot steam. The procedure improves the blood circulation of the skin, tones and refreshes it, is used for wrinkles.
Steam baths with rosemary.
1-2 tablespoons of chopped young shoots of rosemary are placed in 1 liter of boiling water. Bath vapors have a positive effect not only on the skin, but also on the respiratory system.
Steam baths with chamomile pharmacy.
Pour 1-2 liters of boiling water into a bowl, pour 3 tablespoons of dried chamomile inflorescences, tilt your head over water and cover with a bath towel. After the procedure, the face is dried with a paper towel. After some time, rinse it with cold water and wipe it. This procedure is used for normal and dry skin once a month. With oily -1 time in 2 weeks. Its duration with dry skin is 3 minutes, with normal 5 minutes, with oily 8-10 minutes.
Steam baths with yarrow.
1 tablespoon of crushed raw materials is poured with 1 liter of boiling water. The procedure lasts from 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the condition of the skin. With oily skin, it is done 1-2 times a week, with dry and normal 2-3 times a month. This bath is especially useful for dry and withered skin, improves blood circulation..
Steam baths with common hops.
Enameled dishes with water put on fire and add chopped hop cones (1 tablespoon per 1 liter of water). After boiling water, the container is removed from the fire, tilt the face over the steam and cover his head with a large terry towel. With normal skin, the duration of the procedure is 5 minutes, with dry -3-4 minutes, with oily 8-10 minutes.
After this, the face should be freshened with cool water or greased the skin with toilet milk. This procedure improves tissue epithelization, is used for redness of the skin and rashes of a nervous nature.
Steam baths with medicinal sage herb.
3-4 tablespoons of dried raw materials are poured with 2 liters of water in an enamel bowl and boiled. The duration of the procedure is 15 minutes. Applied before cleansing the face or applying cream..
In order to tone the skin are used, in the form of pieces of ice, frozen infusions and grass juices. Especially good effect is rubbing the skin with the frozen juices of strawberries, strawberries, watermelon, cucumber, parsley, infusions of herbs, hop cones, linden flowers, chamomile, sage leaves.
Based on the book Universal Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants.
Putyrsky I., Prokhorov V.