Herbal steams are a great self care ritual you can bring to your practice. This herbal face steam is great for all skin types to help clear, tone, and refresh. The botanical blend of several beneficial herbs, such as Chamomile and Rose, help to restore skin, while also moisturizing. A gentle way to give your skin a at home spa treatment.
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• Take 2 tablespoons of the herb mixture and place in a bowl big enough to hold 1 quart of boiling water. Cover the bowl of boiling water and herbs to keep the volatile oils contained and let steep for 5 minutes. If necessary, pull hair back and place a towel over your head. Uncover bowl and place face at least 10 inches above water, drape towel over head and bowl. Rest for 5-8 minutes. If it is too hot wait for it to cool down about 1-2 minutes. If you need to move away from the water for a moment, it's ok. Afterwards you may strain the herbs out of the remaining water, for use as a body splash or toner. Repeat as desired.
Matricaria chamomilla (Chamomile) - Chamomile is high in flavonoids that have a relaxing and cooling effect. It is a soothing plant due to it's high content of mucilage that makes it calming and nurturing, perfect for sensitive skin. The fatty acids that are present help with swelling and any irritation. A very gentle plant ally for all skin types.
Rosa centifolia (Rose) - Rose is known to have a strong effect on emotions, helping to relieve any stress and give balance. It is a great plant for sensitive and mature skin. It helps to reduce the look of small broken veins. The astringent properties help to tighten and tone the skin, while relieving any inflammation. The natural oils in Rose are moisturizing and will help to keep moisture in. As a great antioxidant it will balance sebum and fight any toxins.
Camellia sinensis (Green tea) - Green tea is pretty new to the skin care game but it has so many great benefits externally. It is very high in antioxidants, such as Catechins, that help to heal and revitalize cells, while fighting the signs of aging. It keeps the skin balanced with reducing any over production of sebum. The high Tannin content helps to minimize the appearance of pores. It is a natural antimicrobial that helps to reduce inflammation and clogged pores from Comedos (pimples or blackheads).
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