The Science Behind The Steam

The Science Behind The Steam


There is nothing that feels better than hot steam on your face as it relaxes you while opening all those pores. Now you can experience this in the comfort of your own home with our at-home steamer. Before you get started, it's best to understand what is going on with your skin and be sure you're a good candidate. Keep reading to learn about how facial steaming could be your next favourite thing! 

What The Steam Is Doing

As the steam starts to hit your skin, the heat starts to make your skin react. As your face starts to sweat from the steam your pores open and close. The perspiration has many benefits but the heat of the steam itself will help to boost your circulation. As the pores open, it becomes more accessible for you to lightly extract if needed with fewer chances of scarring. A light pressure should always be used and if anything does not have a white head, don't touch it!

Why You Should Add Facial Steaming To Your Routine

Steaming is a great way to unwind and spend 5-7 minutes relaxing without the distractions of the outside world. We too often forget to spend time on ourselves, so this forces us to shut down which can be truly rewarding- for both our skin and our mental health! Many people like steaming just for the warm relaxing ambiance. Unplug and try facial steaming at home today!

Benefits of Steaming

  • Detoxes Skin
  • Unclogs Pores
  • Helps Effortlessly Remove Black/White Heads
  • Plush and More Youthful Looking Skin
  • Boosts Circulation- Boosting Collagen
  • Anti-ageing
  • Reduces Hyperpigmentation
  • Reduces Swelling & Inflammation
  • Helps Your Skin Breathe
  • Relaxing
  • Therapeutic

Am I a Candidate For Steaming? 

Unfortunately, not everyone is a great candidate for steaming. Someone who has sensitive skin can find their skin immediately becomes too reactive to steam at all. Someone with sensitive skin should take caution and make sure the steam is not too close. Overly dry skin types are also not the best candidates as the steam could disturb their hydration even further. If you are just regularly dry, the day before using a hydrating mask and make sure to moisturize an hour before steaming your face.

Skin types/ Conditions that shouldn’t steam

  • Dehydrated/ Overly Dry
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Sun Burn
  • Peeling
  • Post Invasive Treatment

Kindly, feel free to contact us if you're questioning your skin.

How Often Should I Steam?

Dermatologists recommended facial steaming one a week max for most people but depending on your skin type this can fluctuate. Someone with oily skin may be able to do it twice a week, whereas someone with dry skin may need to wait more than a week. After steaming your face once, notice how your face reacts. 

Facial Steaming might be just what you’re missing from your home regime! Don't hesitate to ask any questions or concerns you have @celestiaskin on Instagram. If you're ready to take the steps into purchasing a steaming now, use the link provided below!