Here's how it works: Steam increases the temperature of your skin, which in turn heats the debris in your pores. The dirt and oils clogging your pores are usually the consistency of hard butter, but with a little heat, they can be melted to more of soft butter. Once your pores are open, it's easier to clean the skin and rid it of any congestion. Usually, your go-to esthetician is the key to unlocking cleaner skin, but as social distancing becomes the new norm and local businesses closed, it might be a while until you can get back in for a treatment.
Has your skin ever looked extra glowy after stepping out of a long shower? There's a reason for that. Similar to how targeted steaming can help hair health , adding a dose of heated, moist air—via a facial steamer, of course—can be the missing piece in your skincare routine. Dennis Gross of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. This process removes dirt, bacteria, and makeup residue that can lead to acne. Or, think of it as all-natural, totally clean exfoliation: "In this regard, steaming is also an exfoliating treatment using a natural source, namely water in the form of steam," Gross adds.