This Herbal Essential Steam blend is the perfect remedy for the long, cold, and wet season ahead. This herbal blend is mixture of organic herbs of calendula, lavender, chamomile, rose, violet leaf, red clover, dandelion leaf, wild lettuce, lemon grass, melissa, licorice root, nettle, dulse, peppermint, caraway seed, anise seed, fennel seed, and organic essential oils.; a synergized blend of the finest organic herbs and flowers designed for all skin types to deeply cleanse, nourish, tone, balance and activate your skins natural functions, all working together to warm and clear the respiratory system.
Steaming with herbs is so much better than with just water because herbs soften surface water tension allowing a better penetration of the herbally infused steam. A good detoxifying mask after the steam will greatly accelerate the process of pushing toxins to the surface. Organic herbal steam penetrates all layers of the skin to purify, decongest, and revitalize. Results are better blood circulation and toning of the pores.
RECOMMENDED STEAM DURATION:
Normal skin: Steam for 10-15 minutes
Dry skin: Steam for 3-5 minutes.
Oily skin: Steam for 10-15 minutes.
Combination skin: Steam for 10-15 minutes.
Congested skin: Steam for 10-15 minutes.
Irritated skin: Steam for 5-10 minutes.
*Steaming is not recommended for extremely sensitive skin, severe inflammation, infection, sunburn, extreme acneic skin, or when many small broken capillaries are visible. Avoid using herbs if you are pregnant.
Step One: Bring to boil 1 qt. of purified water in an enamel or stainless steel pot. Turn off heat and steep 1 heaping tbs. of herbs in a covered pot for several minutes.
Step Two: Cleanse skin, and remove make- up.
Step Three: After freshly cleaning your skin, lower your face over the bowl and cover your head with a large towel to prevent steam from escaping, keeping face at a comfortable distance above pot.
Step Four: Relax, close your eyes and deeply breathe in steam for several minutes.
Step Five: Rinse with cool water and pat your face dry. Follow with any of Starflower's Masks . Remove the mask, apply a hydrating serum and moisturizer / facial oil onto damp skin.