There are a lot of great things that produce steam: hot chocolate, saunas, warming bowls of soup, etc. It's also a lifesaver for stuffy noses and dry air in the home, so it's not surprising that steam does wonders for our skin too. If you've ever gone for a facial at a spa, you might have felt steam in one of your treatments. And while you may not be able to swing by a spa every day, you can still incorporate steam into your at-home skincare routine via a facial steamer.
And it's well worth it, according to dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD: "Facial steaming can help hydrate and soften the outer skin layer, enhancing penetration of active ingredients into the skin." We have to say that one of our favourite benefits of steaming is the way that it helps to clear blocked pores. If your complexion is in need of a boost and you've had enough of blackheads being the main topic of conversation, we've picked out the best facial steamers for you to test out.
This mighty steamer will get deep into your skin with its nano-ionic technology that creates super-fine steam particles. You'll experience spa-like levels of moisture and a dewy glow to boast about.
Create your own DIY steam by immersing this herbal blend including fennel, rosemary and calendula in a bowl of hot water. You'll most certainly be mesmerised by the scent, and once you let the pore-opening steam sink into your skin, you'll be hooked.
This purse-friendly steamer unclogs pores and removes any leftover grime and makeup from your skin for a thorough cleanse. It was designed to be used with essential oils, so you can tailor the experience to suit your skin concerns.
Well, this is pretty genius. The first step of this pack is a heated treatment that opens up and clears out any gunk from your pores with kaolin clay and soothing oatmeal. Next up is the cooling stage, which settles everything and boosts the complexion with volcanic ash and peppermint.
Yes, this steamer looks like a Black Mirror prop, but it's actually a blackhead buster. There's regular steam and then there's nano-ionic steam. The latter can penetrate the skin more deeply, resulting in higher levels of added moisture.
This calming essential oil is what self-care rituals are made of. When you use this with a facial steamer, you'll also get the oil's rejuvenating and refining skin benefits too. Win-win.
Would it be weird if we carried this around with us everywhere? Trust us—you'll be tempted to once you try out this detoxifying steamer with adjustable steam levels. It also includes a steam inhaler, which is great for the cooler months ahead.
For a double treatment (because why not?), blocked pores and blackheads will meet their match with this purifier. Charcoal draws out the nasties while sea salt and eggshell powders gently exfoliate. Use this pre-steam or when you're short on time.
Your bathroom will be the topic of the day in your group chat once your friends find out about this steamer. The heated steam is packed with ions that help draw out impurities. It's just what your skin needs for optimal health.
Your complexion will be forever indebted to you once you clear up some shelf space for a facial steamer.