Steam Your Face

July 29, 2014


Vse odkar sem videla Chescino objavo o Kyra Botanica, sem vedela da moram ustvariti svojo mešanico za parno kopel za obraz. Zelo sem lena, ko pride do tega, da moram biti sklonjena nad skodelo vroče vode, a s to mešanico je to postalo veliko lepše in predvsem bolj dišeče. Uporabila sem različne posušene rože in zelišča, mešanico lahko prilagodite svojim željam, jaz sem prvič želela dodati kar vse po vrsti. :)
 Bezeg kožo ohranja mehko, obnavlja razpokano kožo, zmanjšuje akne in hiperpigmentacijo - redna uporaba bezga naj bi bledela pege in kožne madeže. 

 Ognjič je prekrasna sestavina, ki zelo pomirja, deluje protivnetno in protimikrobno, pospešuje obnovo kože, primeren je tako za mastno kot tudi za suho in predvsem občutljivo kožo. Pomaga pri celjenju ran, blaženju opeklin in še in še. Res ga obožujem, lahko si pogledate tudi recept za ognjičevo kremo.

 Kumina pomirja vneto kožo, ima protiglivične in razkuževalne lastnosti. Vsebuje veliko vitamina E, ki deluje antioksidantno, kožo ohranja svežo in mladostno.

 Vrtnični cvetovi so primerni za vse tipe kože. Obožujem izdelke, ki vsebuje vrtnice! Uporaba cvetov je odlična za nego kože z gubicami, kožo napne, uravnava pH ravnovesje, kožo vlaži in pomirja, obenem pa deluje tudi protimikrobno in protivnetno - lahko pomaga pri zmanjševanju rdečice na koži in zdravljenju oziroma blažitvi rozacee in dermatitisa. 

 Rman je primeren za kožo z gubicami in poškodovano kožo. Kožo osveži, napne in razkuži. Dobro deluje tudi pri zdravljenju dermatitisa, ran, srbečice in izpuščajev.

 Kopriva blaži vnetja, še blagodejno učinkuje na dermatitis. Deluje zelo očiščevalno, še posebej je odlična za spomladansko čiščenje telesa.

Sivka pomirja, spodbuja kožne celice k hitrejši regeneraciji, deluje protivnetno, kožo očisti in pomaga pri hitrejšem celjenju ranic kar pomeni, da je odlična tudi za mastno kožo.

Črna detelja zdravi vnetja in kožne izpuščaje, tudi dermatitis.

Kamilice so odlične za občutljivo kožo, znane so predvsem po tem, da pomirjajo in zmanjšujejo vnetja, dermatitis ter izpuščaje.

  Postopek je zelo preprost, potrebujete le posušene rastline, vse zmešajte skupaj in voilà! Kot lahko vidite veliko zelišč, ki sem jih uporabila deluje protivnetno, kožo pomirjajo in blažijo. Mešanica je tako s pravilno uporabo primerna tudi za občutljivo kožo, še posebej pa deluje odlično na mastni in mešani koži.
Mešanico zelišč torej uporabljamo kot parno kopel. Najprej v večjo stekleno skledo dodajte žlico zelišč, zavrite vodo (približno skodelico ali dve) in nato prelijete čudovito dišečo mešanico. Počakajte minuto ali dve, odvisno od občutljivosti kože, pazite, da se ne opečete zaradi vroče pare! Nato sveže umit obraz nagnite nad skledo, se pokrijte z brisačo in počakajte 10 minut, da kopel opravi svoje delo. Čeprav je mešanica primerna za vse tipe kože, tistim z zelo občutljivo in tanko kožo parne kopeli ne priporočam oziroma le za 5 minut, enkrat ali dvakrat na mesec. Raje manj kot več. Če pa imate mastno in bolj debelo kožo, lahko čas tudi povečate. Parna kopel bo povečala prekrvavitev, odprla in očistila pore ter poživila kožo. Po kopeli se lahko lotite tudi previdnega stiskanja ogrcev, jaz imam velike probleme z njimi in ko je koža topla in pore odprte, se ogrci najlažje iztisnejo. Obvezno je, da ste pri tem nežni in da prste ovijete v robček. Po tem pa sledi še maska za obraz. Trenutno obožujem mešanico zelene gline, neem prahu in medu. Maska zmanjšuje pore in kožo pomiri. Za še večjo pomiritev kože lahko v masko primešate še zmlete ovsene kosmiče. Če se vam ne ljubi ukvarjati z masko, pa po končani parni kopeli obraz le sperite s svežo vodo in nanesite kremo.
Parno kopel lahko izvajate enkrat na teden, tiste z mastno kožo tudi dvakrat. Koža je po uporabi vedno tako mehka in sveža, zelo priporočam! In če se vam slučajno ne ljubi držati glave nad skledo, kot se sicer tudi meni ne, lahko malo mešanice dodate h kopeli ali na dno tuš kabine pred tuširanjem. Lahko pa le uživate ob glasbi ali pa tako kot jaz, poslušate en YouTube video, še posebej kakšen Monthly Favourites pride zelo prav. :)


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Ever since Chesca's blog post about Kyra Botanica I knew I just had to make my own herbal/floral facial steam! I'm so lazy when it comes to facial steaming but when you have a beautiful and gorgeous smelling mixture of flowers under your nose it becomes way easier. And the results are amazing!
For my DIY facial steam I used different dried flowers and herbs, you can adjust it to your liking, this was my first time doing it and I wanted to add everything! :)

 Elderflower keeps the skin soft and smooth, it reduces acne and hyperpigmentation - regular use can help fade freckles and skin blemishes. Calendula is one of my favourites! Very calming and soothing, it has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbal properties, it promotes skin renewal, it's suitable for oily as well as dry and sensitive skin. And if you're loving calendula or you're just curious, check out my recipe for calendula balm. Cumin is soothing to the skin, it has anti-fungal and disinfectant properties. It contains lots of vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant, it keeps the skin young and glowing. Rose petals are wonderful for all skin types. I just love everything with roses! The use of roses is great for mature skin, roses are moisturizing, soothing, they have anti-microbal and anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce redness. It's calming properties can also help with rosacea and eczema. Yarrow is great for reducing wrinkles and healing damaged skin. It disinfects, tightens and refreshes the skin. It's also helpful with skin itching, rashes and eczema. Nettle heals and soothes inflammation and eczema. It's a wonderful detox herb, especially for a spring detox. Lavender is very soothing and calming, it stimulates skin cells growth, it has anti-inflammatory properties and it works great at treating and healing small wounds. Therefore it's also great for oily and acne prone skin. Red clover has anti-inflammatory properties, it helps with inflammation and skin rashes and eczema. Chamomile is known for its calming and soothing properties and is therefore great for sensitive skin.

As you can see I used lots of herbs with anti-inflammatory properties which soothe and calm the skin. This mixture can be used for sensitive skin, but it's especially great for oily and combo skin.

Facial steam is so easy to make, just mix everything together and that's it! Then in a larger glass bowl add a tablespoon of flowers, boil some water and pour it on top. Wait for a minute or two, it depends on your skin and how sensitive it is. You don't want to burn yourself so be careful! While your water is heating you can wash your face. Now all that's left to do is to hold your face over the steaming water. Drape a towel over your head and wait for about 10 minutes so the steam can do its work. Although the mixture can be used for all skin types, I wouldn't really recommend it if you have very sensitive and thin skin or maybe just for 5 minutes once or twice a month. But if you have oily and thick skin you can wait for 15 minutes and do this twice a week. If you have normal or combo skin then do it once a week.

Facial steaming will increase circulation, open the pores and rejuvenate the skin. After steaming you can gently squeeze out some blackheads, when the skin is warm and the pores are open it's so easy to do that. But be careful, be gentle and always! wrap your fingers in tissue before squeezing! You don't want bacteria and inflammation on your skin. What I really love to do next is follow up with a mask. At the moment I'm loving a mix of green clay, neem powder and honey. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes, rinse with water and apply your favourite moisturizer and all that. If you can't be bothered with face mask, just rinse your face with fresh water after you're finished steaming it.

As I said, you can steam your face once a week or less if you have sensitive or dry skin. I really recommend giving it a go, my skin always feels and looks so fresh and soft! As for the boring chore of holding your face over a bowl, you can listen to some music or play a YouTube video, Monthly Favourites are one of those videos that really come in handy. :) 


Jana xxx
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20 comments :

  1. Zdaj razumem zakaj si želela dodati kar vse, jaz bi tudi glede na opise kako kakšna rastlina učinkuje:) Imam doma celo tisto napravo za facial sauna, pa zelo zelo zanemarjam. Nikoli ne najdem čas, ampak si me zdaj končno malo spomnila še na to vrsto čiščenja;)

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    1. Hihi ja ane! :) jz sm tisto vedno želela, sem mislila, da bom tako zihr večkrat to delala :) ja le daj, super je! :)

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  2. O vau, zelo koristna objava!! Zagotovo bom poskusila kaj takšnega! Hvala za to! :)

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    1. O hvala Kristina!<3 Me veseli, da ti je všeč :) Sporoči kako ti bo :)

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  3. In the past, i've done with dr. Hauschka facial steam & camomille decoction.. But i never thing to do this routine.. Thanks for remind me! and with these flower, wow!
    JulieXx

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    1. Oh I didn't even know they have that :) Steaming is amazing, right? Hope it becomes a part of your routine :) xx

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  4. Love this! How often do you do a facial steam, and where did you get your herbs from? I'd like to put together something like that but I won't know where to get the ingredients, and I don't want to buy in bulk. ;p

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    1. Thanks Ru! I do it once a week :) Hmm I don't know where you can get them, maybe you can get smaller packets on market..I got some herbs from my mom and some I picked up myself :) Hope you find them too! :)

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  5. I normally only steam when I have a cold but I like the idea and have seem companies advertising facial teas :)

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    1. Yes it's really nice, like the term facial tea :))

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  6. Wow this is so cool! I don't know where I could get flowers/herbs from I'll have to do some investigating!

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    1. Thanks Amber! Hope you found them and give it a go! :)

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  7. This is so awesome! I love doing steams...but this is exactly what I needed to add something extra. I'm going to check out my local store for these herbs/flowers but do you know where I could buy them online?

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    1. Thanks Amber, so happy you like it! Yes, check out New Direction Aromatics and Saffire Blue :) got that from Marie at Humblebee & Me :) Maybe you can also find some on iherb,at least rose petals :) Hope you find everything you're looking for! :)

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    2. Thanks Jana! I'm so excited to do this. I'm just pricing out the stores that you mentioned online and comparing their prices to my local store. I have a quick DIY recipe for a bath soak:

      1/3 Cup coarse sea salt
      1/4 cup epsom salt
      1 tbsp fine sea salt
      1 tsp botanicals (I like to use dried rose petals)
      10-15 drops of an essential oil of your choice

      I use this as a foot soak and its my absolute favorite!

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    3. No worries :) Yaaay, can't wait for you to try it! Hope you find some good deals! :)
      The bath soak sounds lovely, thanks for sharing love! :) x

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  8. Ideja o parni kopeli za obraz mi je pa všeč + naravno in enostavno. Super si napisala! :)

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    1. Hvala Nina! Upam, da sprobaš, ti bo zihr všeč! :)

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