A Facial Sauna is one spa treatment you can do at home!!
By : Ron King
Among the many benefits of sauna and steam baths are the skin toning properties. The result is skin that is soft, supple and glowing; in short, beautiful. Regular sauna and steam bath users have a pleasing, healthy glow that enhances their attractiveness.
Mini-saunas are designed to apply steam directly to the face. They offer the same deep-cleaning action as a full sauna or steam bath does, only as a quick facial fix-up. While the best skin toning benefits come from a full-body sauna, a facial sauna system can produce results almost as good.
Sauna and steam are healthy for the skin because of the deep-cleaning action caused by heavy perspiration. All the accumulated dirt can easily wash out when the pores are opened wide.
How They Work
A facial sauna has an electric heating element at the bottom of the unit that heats water held in a small reservoir. Once the water reaches the boiling point, steam begins to rise. A small reservoir ensures that steam is produced quickly.
An ergonomically designed mask is positioned over the reservoir, funneling the steam directly to your face. To control the amount of steam, just move your face back from the mask. To get maximum deep cleaning action, bring your face into direct contact with the mask. This position should be held briefly. Every 10 seconds, raise your head to allow cooler air to mix with the steam. Repeat the cycle as often as you wish.
Facial saunas are also useful for unclogging stuffed sinuses. Anything from a simple cold to more serious conditions such as bronchitis, sinusitis, asthma, and hay fever may be improved by using a facial sauna as an inhaler or vaporizer. Some facial saunas have a detachable inhaler. Rather than fitting over the entire face, it fits directly over the nose and mouth. Simply breathe in the steam to relieve sinus pain almost immediately.
Most facial saunas have a very small reservoir, so the water can heat up fast. The downside is that the water evaporates quickly. So, if you wish to use the sauna for an extended session, you should keep a tall glass of water by your side. This way you can quickly refill the reservoir when it goes dry.
Steam is great for deep cleaning the skin, but for an additional beauty treatment you can add special cleaners such as tea tree oil to the water. Just a few drops of this oil will give your skin an even brighter glow and leave it feeling fresh and supple.
Facial saunas are affordable for almost any budget, usually costing less than $60. So now everyone can enjoy the deep-cleaning action of a facial sauna and have 'glowing' skin.
Ron King is a full-time researcher, writer, and web developer. Visit Sauna to learn more about this fascinating subject.
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