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Last Updated on June 5, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
I have never been blessed with small pores. As a teen I suffered from an average amount of acne but even when my skin was 'clear' I could easily see the pores and blackheads in my Tzone. I used to use an assortment of scrubs, peels and facials to try and get my skin to look like all those models in magazines. Recently, I have started using more and more natural products on my skin than I did as a teen. DIY beauty products are usually easy to make, inexpensive and less irritating to sensitive skin. Another great thing about DIY beauty products is that there are no questionable ingredients!
This easy herbal steam facial is not only a very simple DIY beauty treatment to help clear up your skin but it is also incredibly relaxing. The aroma of herbs wafting up towards my face just makes me want to breath deeply and relax! There is no reason to spend a fortune on a spa visit when DIY beauty products can be grown right in your own back yard! I used fresh herbs from my garden for my herbal steam facial but you could buy them at your grocery store or buy (affiliate link~!---dry herbs) in bulk online. You could even use essential oils if you wanted, just make sure to only use a few drops since they can be fairly concentrated. I chose to use basil, rosemary and mint for this herbal steam facial because they are all fairly astringent (if you love rosemary and mint, check out my homemade shaving cream recipe!) (if you love rosemary and mint, check out my homemade shaving cream recipe!). Lemon also makes a good astringent and if you are doing this right before bed you can add some lavender or chamomile for a bit of added relaxation!
Herbal Steam Facial
1. Wash your face and put your hair back with a headband or hair tie.
2. Choose your herbs and crush or tear gently. Place them in a bowl.
3. Boil 2 cups of water
4. Pour the water over the herbs and let steep 1 to 2 minutes
5. Place your face over the bowl of herb water and cover your head with a towel.
6. Relax and let the steam open your pores (and your sinuses!) for 5 to 10 minutes.
7. Pat your face gently with a towel and wash with lukewarm water. Apply a light moisturizer.
Do you have any DIY beauty products that you really enjoy?
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.
I never thought of trying this. I have plenty of herbs so I think I will give it a go. THanks!
This sounds really soothing. I would love to give it a try. Probably feels especially nice when weather is cold outside.
That seems so relaxing! I need to carve out some time for myself to try that.
Stacey - Seattle Mom Blog
This would be awesome for my sinuses! I will have to try it out.
Oh, that sounds so nice. I must try it!
This also sounds like it would help my constant headaches by helping me to relax. I'll have to try it! Thanks for sharing!