A portable facial steamer is a device that has been created to perform a cleansing job of the skin. It works by opening the pores of the skin allowing any impurities to be flushed away. Used in conjunction with an exfoliating brush it can leave the skin feeling revitalized and refreshed.
However these facial steamers have other uses that may not have been planned for when they were bought. The creation and use of steam has had healing properties as well as being a means to create a relaxed atmosphere in the immediate vicinity.
In years gone by whenever people came down with a cold they would boil the kettle and pour the boiling water into a bowl before sitting over it with a tea towel over their heads, breathing in the steam that was produced. The idea is that the steam helps to clear the sinuses. In the same way, only in a much more intensive way, a home steamer can be used for the same purpose. The steamer can be used as an inhaler and the profusion of steam can be used as an effective method for breaking up congestion.
The other alternative use for the facial steamer is as an aromatherapy instrument. When putting the water into the reservoir you can also choose to place a few drops of tea tree oil or lavender oil to create the soothing or calming aromas that will permeate the air in the room.
Although a steamer is primarily an effective device for performing a regular beauty treatment, its versatility makes it a device that not only improves the body but also strengthens the spirit.