I added this face steamer tool to my weekly skincare routine and it’s a game changer! Here’s how it works and how I use it
Why I use the face steamer tool
In the last few years I’ve doubled down on my skincare routine. I’ve mentioned lots of times that I’ve struggled with acne prone skin since I was a teenager, and I’m always looking for ways to improve my complexion and make my skin healthier.
Last year I added a face steamer to my skincare routine. I try to do it two or three times a month during my night time skincare routine, and I’m obsessed.
I got the idea when I started going to an esthetician for facials, and she always started my appointments with a face steamer. It was super relaxing and she told me that it helps soften your skin so extractions of blackheads and blemishes are easier and less damaging to your skin. Plus it has lots of other benefits!
Here are some benefits of using a face steamer:
- As I mentioned above, steaming your face softens your skin and makes it easier to extract congestion in your pores without causing too much damage or stress on the skin. If I’m ever going to extract blackheads or blemishes, I start by steaming!
- Blood circulation in your skin is increased when your skin temperature is raised, so the warm steam improves your circulation! This gives you really glowy skin and helps with skin rejuvenation.
- If you moisturize right after using the steamer, all the hydration from the face steamer gets locked in and can keep your skin super moisturized. If you don’t put moisturizer on right away, it can be super drying, so apply your toner and serums right after steaming.
Here’s when and how I use my face steamer
From what I’ve read, once a week is the most you should steam. I often forget to do it even that often, but I try to do it several times a month.
Here’s the order I use my steamer:
- Wash face (I use THESE makeup remover cloths – use code merrickskin for 10% off)
- Steam with the Face Steamer for 5 minutes — it’s so relaxing! (use code merricklove for 25% off the steamer)
- Extract blackheads or blemishes – sometimes I use THIS skin cleaner tool (code merricklove for 25% off) to suck out the congestion around my nose, sometimes I extract by hand (always using a tool like this and tissue instead of my bare fingers when I’m squeezing my skin to extract)
- Steam with the Face Steamer – since extractions take a few minutes, I usually re-steam just to calm my face down after extractions. You can also use the back of the Skin Cleaner Tool — if you hold the button down it turns on a blue light that helps kill the acne-causing bacteria on your face.
- Moisturizer (I list all my current skincare products here)
I’m definitely not an expert, but if you’re looking for a way to have cleaner, brighter, more hydrated skin, this is a good tool to add to your skincare routine!
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