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Simple Steaming Method For Acne
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Simple Steaming Method for Acne

Steam is a wonderful treatment for acne. It works by opening the pores, causing the skin to sweat and killing the bacteria that causes the acne in the first place. You can steam your acne in a number of ways. Remember that however effective steam is at reducing acne, please remember that it can burn. And that's not something you want!

Before you steam any part of your body, make sure that you give it a good clean. This will remove any surface dirt or oil that the steam cannot remove. If you have especially dry skin you may want to moisturize it a few hours before you perform the steam treatment.

The easiest way to steam your skin is to fill up a basin with hot/boiling water. If your tap water gets hot enough to generate steam then use that, or boil up a kettle and fill the sink up with that. If you like you can add something to the sink, like essential oils such as lavender. There is no value in this other then the fact that it smells lovely!

Place your face or other affected area over the sink and allow the steam and hot air to penetrate your skin and open up the pores. Enjoy the scented vapors (if you've added something to the water). Remain in this position for about ten minutes. Your skin will be a glowing lobster red afterwards so it's best if you perform this in the evening before you go to bed.

Remember that while steaming can be effective, it can also be very dangerous. Do not force yourself to tolerate extreme steaming. Steam burns can be very severe and while you probably won't get the intense heat from a sink filled with hot water, it is still something to be careful of.

When you're finished you might like to apply something to the skin. Tea tree oil is a very effective treatment for acne, and after steaming it, tea tree oil can be very, very effective indeed. It's a natural anti-septic that will help to kill anything left behind by the steam and I've always had great results with it.

There are a number of other steam acne treatments that you can try, although many of them run along lines such as the one I've explained here. Remember that consistency is a key to solving acne and that you may need to repeat the treatment several times to get the best results.


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