Hey hey hey from the airport!
What’s up my loves!? HAPPY FRIDAY to you!
I wanted to share some things I’m doing before I go away on trips because I feel like they are VERY share-worthy. (I posted about my fav airport outfit tips & travel bag essentials this week.) But I feel like a huge one that I do (not just for going away) needs to be fully discussed.
It goes beyond just preparing for trips, you know? I do it once a week, usually.
This shit is amazing, simply put.
YUP. FACE STEAMING. Have you guys bene doing it? I honest to God ordered a face steamer off of Amazon (this one) for fun to see what it was like, I had no idea if it was even good or not. LOL. Whatever. Trial and error is my favorite game.
I researched a lot about it when it got delivered (good thing I’m ahead of the game right? sigh..) and found some really cool-ass benefits of facial steaming.
FIRST let me tell you why I’m obsessed..
+ My skin is so much more shinier and healthier looking after using it for a while (only once a week).
+ I feel like my makeup goes on better? Call me crazy but it seems like it’s smoother and shinier since I’ve been face steaming.
+ I was breaking out and getting dry areas on my chin from wearing a mask at work all day (dental hygienist) and it has gone away since I started using the steamer.
+ It’s like an at home spa for ten minutes or so. You literally sit there with hot steam blowing at your face and relax. Completely zen out. I have to be left alone while I do it so I can take it all in LOL.
I mean, if that isn’t enough to make you want to lay on your floor and get your face warmed for 10 minutes straight then I don’t really know what else to say.
IT’S AMAZING. I promise. I would never lie to you guys. I actually wish that I could give you some of my excitement about it so you could literally feel it. UGH.
I GOT YOU.
// From this article:
Receptors on the skin alert the brain when the ambient temperature rises. In response to rising temperatures, the body initiates a thermoregulating response. As part of that response, blood vessels in the skin dilate so more blood can flow to the skin to let off heat. In addition to letting off heat, blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to tissue. This increased blood flow in the skin is one of the benefits of using steam on your face.
While pores do not really “open and close” — they have no muscles around the pore opening to accomplish this feat — facial steam does increase perspiration, and this has a cleansing effect on skin. Perspiration is about 99 percent water, according to the Department of Physiology at Indiana University’s Medical School. When perspiration flows from the skin, it lifts dirt, dead skin cells and other debris that may be trapped in pores to the surface of skin, where it can easily be removed.
Sebum, the natural skin oil that moisturizes, protects and lubricates hair and skin, is produced by sebaceous glands in the hair follicles. When sebum becomes trapped in a follicle, ether because of excessive sebum production or because the follicular opening has become clogged, acne breakouts result. One form of breakout, a blackhead, is helped when steam is applied to the face. The steam softens blackhead plugs so they will easily and gently release from follicular openings. The buildup of sebum inside the follicle can then flow naturally.
Steam helps loosen the cellular cement that binds too many dead skin cells to the surface of skin. After a facial steam, skin appears fresher and younger-looking.
Are you sold?
If not just email me. We can talk. I’ll convince you. HA.
Now take note that this is NOT sponsored or any ish like that. Fully me being a psycho and obsessing over an Amazon purchase I made.
Honestly though, my skin seems so much better and that’s why I’m sharing it with you guys. I can’t explain the feeling after doing it, it’s like you just woke up with a new face. It’s super cheap to get, and super easy to do at home. So basically it’s perfect.
Let me know if you guys are doing it! I’d love to hear more about it!
I’m currently about to board a plane to NOLA so I g2g but I will chat with you guys tomorrow tomorrowwwww.
STAY IN TOUCH on snap! It’s super fun – I love getting to know you guys more! xx
It’s BA’s birthday Saturday and I love to tease him like my 3rd grade crush on snap – don’t miss all the fun HA.
xx love u guys