Fall is here. Feel that drab complexion coming your way? Steam will get rid of that problem in minutes. It “irons out” the face, gives it some healthy color and cleanses the pores. At the same time it will clear out your sinuses and help if you have a cough. What more could you want?
The easiest way to get it done is to invest in a device called a Facial Sauna, which you can find in a well stocked drugstore or online for approximately $20-30. This great little machine allows you to lean your face inside a neat transparent plastic shield thus keeping your hair and your clothes steam-free. I recommend a model that uses small quantities of water because it is easy to clean without creating a major mess.
If you don’t have this gizmo, you can always boil some water in a sauce pan, take it off the stove and place it on a table. Put a towel over your head (like if you were hiding) and lean over the pan at a safe distance, but close enough that you can feel the steam doing it’s magic. Cover your head as well as the pan with the towel. Breathe in gently. For an instant spa experience, add a couple of drops of essential oil in the water. Try one of the following: lavender, eucalyptus, spearmint or bergamot.