Skin Care Tip Of The Week *DIY herbal steam facial*

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Making your own herbal steam facial can be a wonderful way to not only benefit your skin but a great therapeutic and easy way to have a little spa treatment in your own home.

Herbal steam benefits :
  • Loosens debris and helps soften your skin
  • Gives you a deeper cleanse
  • Rejuvenating
  • Relaxing and therapeutic

What you will need:
  • A few different herbs depending on your skin type. You can purchase these at your local bulk health food store for cheap.
-Normal skin: lavender, lemon balm, elderflower, licorice root, nettle

-Dry/Sensitive/ Mature: camomile, basil, rose, lavender, cornflower

-Oily/Acne: comfrey, lemongrass, marshmallow root, peppermint, eucalyptus, licorice root

How to make you own herbal steam facial:

  1. Cleanse your face first.
  2. Decide what herbs you would like to use. I love the combination of licorice root and marshmallow root since I have oily skin.
  3. Boil a pot of water.
  4. Add herbs (3 tablespoons) to your bathroom sink.
  5. Transfer hot water to your sink. Make sure you plug it up beforehand.
  6. Cover your head with a towel and place your face about 6 inches abut the steam.
  7. Steam you skin for about 7 minutes.
When you are finished your skin will have a dewy refreshed appearance! You might just become addicted I am forewarning you.

If you have any questions regarding this post you can either e-mail me or leave them in the comment section and I will respond below.

35 comments:

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Sound lovely, Lindsay! Not only do you get a facial you get some aromatherapy at the same time!

Shia said...

This sounds lovely...I am wondering if it would help with sinuses! I suffer from sinus headaches anytime we get weather changes here in Florida which is only twice a year...HOT to not so HOT. I'm going to try this out. Thanks for the tips!

Lia said...

Ooooh! I'm going to need to try this!!! I've never bought herbs like these before. I have oily skin so I want to try that route. Does Whole Foods have these?
xoxo
Lia

Wendy said...

I can only imagine how good this would smell!

Andrea@Fancy That! said...

Mmm...how refreshing. I did a home spa evening this weekend and looooved it. I'll keep this in mind for next time! Also--I've been using the diluted apple cider vinegar as facial toner and the results are wonderful. Thanks for the tips!

brittany said...

well, i pretty much need to do this immediately. and pretty much with every single one of those herbs!

Alexa said...

Oh my gosh...could totally use a facial right now!
xo
Alexa

Jamie @ charmingly ordinary said...

This sounds sooooo relaxing. I do love your skincare tips. :) XO

Daisy said...

Thank you for this! It sounds great :)

Ashley said...

I love your tips! Have you ever heard of the oil cleansing method? If so, what are your thoughts on that?

Lindsay said...

I could totally go for this! Sounds like a little spa treatment right at home. LOVE it Linds!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Ashley- love the OCM! Doing a post on it next week

The Random Years said...

Sounds interesting, I think I might just have to give it a try!

Sara Jahan said...

I have to try this! Can I use eucalyptus scented oil for this??
xoxo,Sara

Sara Jahan said...

P.S. that may or may not be a really stupid question:)

Chelsei said...

I'm definitely going to try this, it sounds great!

Michele said...

Writing this down and trying it tonight! Thank you for the recipe, and thank you for visiting my blog today!

xoxo michele

Natalie said...

This sounds amazing. I bet it smells incredible! Definitely trying.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Sara-of course you can! Not a stupid question at all

Heather said...

Ooooo, I'm gonna do this! Thanks, love!

The Student Traveler said...

Love DIY skincare! This sounds like so much fun to try!

angie on maui said...

Wow, this sounds so cleansing...I am almost relaxed just imagining breathing in the scent of those herbs! I have oily skin and have tried so many different skin products but haven't yet found one that I am 100% happy with. Maybe this might actually do the trick!

Thanks for the tip!

Val said...

Looks like I'm going to be having a home spa day tomorrow!! Love this.

Lindsay said...

This may just be the best idea EVER!!!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love this... i need a facial so badly is not even funny!

Brynn {chartreuse and a twist} said...

This is something I would love to become addicted to! I will definitely be doing this during my relaxing upcoming weekend I plan to have :) Thanks for sharing, lady! xoxoxo brynn

1 Funky Woman said...

I've never had a facial, ever. I love the idea of doing one myself, how wonderful! Thanks for this!

Thanks for the birthday wishes last week!

Loving your blog and can't wait to follow!

Meg

Joana said...

Thank you for sharing this!
I've never tried DIY facial steaming before but now I'm really interested. I'm oily skin so the herbal list can truly help me :)

Tabitha Lynn said...

This looks amazing.

Kirsteen said...

Sounds fab, think I might give this a go x

sherri lynn said...

This sounds SO relaxing! Must give this a try. I can't wait to experiment with different types of herbs!

the Blonde @ Stylish3 said...

What a great idea! Sounds like a nice at-home spa treatment.

Michelle said...

I have oily skin too and I'm afraid to steam it. I'm so glad you mentioned those two roots. Thanks!

Chunny said...

Thank you for this post.

Heldine said...

This sounds awesome. I definitely want to try it. But where do you buy those herbs?

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