From English calendula to lavender, the British landscape has provided us several beauty secrets so far. And, here comes another one- the steam towel cleansing technique. As suggested by the name, this process involves cleansing the skin with a steaming hot towel to effectively clean the skin without stripping off the natural oils.
This technique was invented in England due to the shortage of freshwater where people took to cleaning themselves using hot towels instead of bathing in water. Although an age-old alternative way of cleansing the skin, this steam towel cleansing technique is still very popular among skincare enthusiasts and celebrities.
Gentle on the skin, the steam towel cleansing technique helps to open up the pores for deep cleansing while the coarse material of the towel provides a physical exfoliation to get rid of dead skin cells. The steam also helps to maintain the sebum production of the skin and retains the moisture level of the skin. Steaming also allows better absorption of beauty products that one must put post-cleansing.
Here’s how you can practice this add home:
- Cleanse your face using an oil-based cleanser or balm to get rid of makeup and dirt.
- Take a hot steam towel and put it on your face for a few seconds.
- Now remove wipe off your face with the towel making sure there’s nothing left on your skin.
You can repeat this step to cleanse your entire body as well. We recommend you to add essential oils in the hot water while you steam your towel to get maximum benefits from this beauty technique.
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