If you haven't seen it already, I'd urge you to check out my Sea Salt Toner post (here) as this will be
used at the end.
-I love this toner, and have been using it every day since I wrote the post. Although I didn't have any breakouts when I started, I have noticed a big difference in the condition and surface texture of my skin. It's less 'bumpy' (I had a huge insecurity of the surface of my forehead, but I don't have to worry any more!), and any breakouts I DID develop went away very quickly.
Anyway, onto the point of this post:
This was another sea salt recommendation from Andreas Choice, so I've decided to put this to the test as well.
I'm using a Facial Sauna, but you can use a saucepan and heat it over the stove (though you want to make it produce steam at a comfortable temperature, as you don't want to scald yourself).
Before You Start: Ensure your skin is thoroughly cleansed (but don't moisturise).
-Saucepan: fill the saucepan up to about a 1/4 (or less) with water. Add 1-2 tsp of Sea Salt (depending on the size of the saucepan) and then heat. Once you have steam, either lower the heat or take it off the stove completely, and hold face at a comfort distance over the steam (if you wish you can put a towel over your head).
-Facial Sauna: Fill the bowl with the stated amount of water on the products instructions. Add 1/4 tsp of Sea Salt to the water, attach the facial mask and switch on the appliance. Once steam is produced, hold your face as close to the steam as feels comfortable.
Take a cotton pad, and apply the Sea Salt Toner to it. Use this all over the face, concentrating on 'problem' areas (like blackheads etc)
The toner should help remove any impurities that the steam would have brought to the surface, as well as closing the pores to prevent any dirt getting into them.
-You can now moisturise as usual.
After doing the whole thing I noticed my pores were a lot clearer, and the toner definitely helped remove a few blackheads and impurities.
The results were definitely positive, and I am 100% going to keep this up and continue to do this once a week.
I hope this recipe helps someone. Has anyone tried steaming with sea salt before? Or any other addition for that matter. Any recommendations?