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Upgrade your skincare routine: DIY hot towel treatment using your microwave

DIY hot towel treatment using your microwave

Last Saturday, I went to a spa after a long ass time. I forgot how WONDERFUL it is to get pampered. They had a steam room which lucky for me was empty the whole time I was there so I took full advantage. I stayed in there sweating for a full 30 mins, and let me tell ya, it made a world of difference.

Not only was it super relaxing for the body and mind, my normally congested skin also got a thorough cleanse. 

Which got me to thinking: how can I keep this clear skin at home? Steaming your face over a bowl of hot water is a great way to purify and deep clean your skin.

Another, and easier way to steam your face is to do a hot towel treatment.  

Upgrade your skincare routine: DIY hot towel treatment using your microwave

A hot towel treatment works wonders! The steam and warmth from the towel opens pores making it easy for hydrating deep cleansing steam to penetrate the skin. Add essential oils like peppermint oil, lavender oil, or even coconut oil to the hot towel to maximize skin benefits.

Acne? Go for tea tree oil. Dry skin? Add coconut oil. Need to relax? Add a few drops of lavender oil.  Deep cleanse? Spray the towel with a face toner. Your skin will absorb whatever you choose to put on your towel.

Follow your hot towel treatment with your normal skin care routine. Or, do a mask.

DIY hot towel treatment using your microwave

start with a clean face

dampen a small towel, it should be dripping damp

sprinkle with a few drop of essential oil, if using

warm dampened towel in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes, watch it and look for steam

check if the towel is too hot for your face. If too hot, wave it around to cool down

hold one end of the towel in each hand and place the center of the towel underneath your chin, wrapping the sides around your face, which will let your nose peak through comfortably to breath (see image above)

lay back and relax and let the towel do the rest!

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Planning on a hot towel treatment? Let me know in the comments!

Source: beautyworldnews.