Originally Posted by Jessica C
Steaming the face is the best way to thoroughly deep clean your pores. Steaming the face once a week for example is very important to loosen debris that may be embedded into the skin. When steaming the face you widen any clogged pores and soften the skin in order to cleanse more easily the impurities, the traces of makeup, the dust, the sebaceous secretions as well as the dead skin cells.
Boil a pan of water with herbs ( for oily skin you can use thyme, peppermint or lemon; for sensitive and dry skin use chamomile or lime; for normal skin can use rosemary or lavender) and steam your face for approximately 10/ 15 minutes.
All of this is bs...all you're promoting is aggrevating the skin with skin irritants and high temperatures.
If you want clear(er) skin, use a gentle cleanser, exfoliate chemically with a beta-hydroxy acid (salicylic acid), and wear sunscreen with high UVA protection daily. If you have serious acne issues, see a doctor.