Having a smooth clear complexion is something worth fighting for, to help you feel good about yourself and keep you looking younger.  Signs of congested skin are blocked pores, uneven skin, dull skin, acne, blackheads and whiteheads, which affects teenagers and adults. 

Skin problems are caused by a combination of factors, such as pollution, wind, sun, toxins not being expelled properly, excess of skin oil and Sebum, dead skin cells and make up.  Each factor contributing to skin congestion in a different way.

Many of the facial products being used today contain ingredients (chemicals) which are doing more harm than good to your skin.  The chemicals used in a lot of the facial products for skin care, are in fact making your skin condition worse.

These chemicals are causing not only premature aging, but the types of ingredients being used, can stop the skin from breathing, block pores and contribute to congestion of the skin.

Most skins benefit from a deep-cleansing steam treatment once or twice a week, especially congested or oily skin that is prone to spots and blackheads.

Begin by cleansing your skin in the normal way. To prepare the facial sauna, fill a heatproof mixing bowl with near boiling water, then add two or three drops of any of the following essential oils: lavender, tea tree, frankincense, juniper berry. lemon­ grass, rosemary.

Hold your head over the steam and cover your head and the bowl with a towel to trap the aromatic vapours. Stay there for about five minutes. Splash your face with tepid water.

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