Recently Lia, specialist facialist here at Soveral, had been asked whether steam rooms are good for the skin. Here is Lia's take on steaming and steam rooms:
Steaming can be excellent for your skin as it is a wonderful way for both your sweat glands (water) and sebaceous glands (oil) to clean themselves and eliminate toxins.
As we all live such hectic lives and a visit to a steam room may not be an option, a simple face stream would suffice. But how often? Twice a week is a happy medium, but here a little tweak.
To protect the capillaries from too much heat exposure you could apply a thin layer of Angel Balm to the skin before you go in. You will still be able to sweat through the product as it does not contain emulsifiers.
The product will both protect your capillaries and also have the added benefit of being deeply absorbed into your open pores, allowing maximum nutrition to penetrate.
A final cleanse with a damp flannel will remove all the dirt stuck deep in your pores and leave you super clean too!
A bit of history
Historically, steaming baths were at the heart of community.
The earliest steam rooms date back to Indus Valley Civilization and the prophet Muhammed is said to have recommended them as early as 600AD.
In Greece they were a place where young athletes would meet to regenerate their muscles, socialise and leave behind the stresses of the day.
This became almost ritualistic often followed by a cold plunge, and aromatherapy rubs.
The Roman Empire later adopted steam baths, building luxurious buildings where people could meet to enjoy a taste of the Empire for a small fee.
Image: Steam Room at The Mondrian London where you can find Soveral facial treatment & skincare products