Facial Steam with Rose, Fennel & Linden
Natural, botanical, plastic free facial steam, blended with rose, fennel, linden, alchemilla and marshmallow.
Balancing, toning, neutral & softening.
Works well with younger skin and oily to balanced complexions, skin with redness or inflammation and prone to dis-balance, it is deeply cleansing and removes impurities. Each bag contains enough botanicals for two facial steams.
Herbal facial steams are one of the best ways to deeply cleanse the pores. When warmth or heat is present, the pores in the skin open gently, allowing a deeper cleanse and healthier regeneration of skin cells. For this reason, pores should always be closed again with a mild astringent such as rosewater or witch hazel following each treatment.
Facial steam are blended in Newquay from natural, ethically sourced ingredients. Blend storage bags are 100% organic cotton (remove
Rose helps to clear the skin of blemishes and promotes tissue repair. It has a beautifully gentle antiseptic quality and a cooling effect that aids inflammation. The scent has a wonderfully restorative effect on the central nervous system, inspiring self-love and self-worth.
Fennel also a mild antiseptic, helps to remove dirt and toxins from deep within the skin. It calms oily build ups and resulting breakouts, removing impurities.
Linden or lime flowers as it is often known, is soothing and healing. It's scent is deeply relaxing, relieving tension and anxiety. It is a powerful antioxidant, helping to aid the degeneration of skin cells caused by oxidative or environmental stress, and slowing down signs of ageing. It has the ability to effectively balance the skins sebum production and also has water binding properties, helping to lock moisture into the skin.
Alchemilla or Lady's Mantle, acts as a mild astringent to tighten the pores and contains salicylic acid which helps to reduce irritation and redness, it's very soothing for sensitive skin and is also high in antioxidants so it aids positive cellular regeneration.
Marshmallow Cooling, calming, soothing and demulcent (softening for the skin). The name 'Althaea' comes from the Greek 'Althane' which means 'to heal' – it soothes excess heat and inflammation, calms and heals redness and skin irritation.
HOW TO USE
1. Clean or cleanse face as per your usual routine, just using soap and water is sufficient
2. Add around two heaped tablespoon of herbs per litre of water. You can either add the herbs to the bowl and then pour on the water or vice versa – but never pour freshly boiled water straight onto herbs as this will damage the gentle medicinal properties.
3. Place your face over the bowl covered by a towel 'tent' to direct the steam flow and relax, gently breathing in the scent of the herbs whilst the cleansing action deeps cleans your skin.
4. After treatment and light drying, it is a good time to apply a facial mask to pull out impurities from deep within the pores before rinsing and then closing pores with a mild astringent (rosewater or witch hazel is perfect).
PLEASE NOTE As with all natural remedies please do check the contraindications of any over the counter medicines you may be taking. Not to be taken internally.