Does Steam Open the Pores?

Steam is an important part of a professional facial, and many people will try to duplicate the effects by using steam at home. They either purchase an at-home steam machine or put a towel over their head and lean over a pot of boiling water.

Whether you steam your skin at home, or have it steamed in a professional facial, many people think the pores open up and can be cleaned out more easily. Pores don’t open and close like doors, however.

Steam is beneficial in three ways…

1. The heat that the steam produces will raise the temperature of the skin and soften the hardened oil in the pore, making it easier for manual extractions and deep pore cleansing.

2. It is excellent for hydrating the skin as long as you seal in the moisture with a cream afterwards without letting the moisture evaporate.

3. It helps to stimulate circulation and dilate the blood vessels, bringing fresh blood and new nutrients to the skin cells resulting in an overall healthier appearance.

And, by the way, a cold splash after washing your face doesn’t close your pores but it will wake up your skin if you’re tired in the morning!

Readers, do you like your skin steamed?

Read: What Are the Benefits of Getting a Facial

Watch our skin care tip videos!

Sign up here to receive daily blog posts via email!

Comments:

Post a comment
  1. Avatar

    Mmmm this makes me want to steam my face!! I love how glowy my skin looks afterward!

    Posted By: Heather  | 

    Reply

Post a Comment:

Find your
skin type

Great skin starts with knowing your skin type. Take our quiz to get personalized tips and product recommendations.

Take the Quiz