One of the best ways to give yourself a pro-level facial at home is to start by steaming your face. And luckily, thanks to all the facial steaming devices that have popped up over the past couple of years, you no longer need to lean over a pot of boiling water to get the job done. When shopping for the best at-home facial steamers, look for one that says it's nano ionic, which basically means that it emits a mist made up of teeny tiny, ultra fine particles, so the steam will be better able to penetrate your skin. Also, you'll want one with a tank that runs continuously for at least 10 minutes, just for the sake of practicality.
The following facial steamers are pretty straightforward to use, but here are a few tips, anyway. First, it's important to keep your face far away enough from the steamer to avoid being burned (about 8 to 12 inches). Each machine will provide its own specifications, so do read the instructions, but it's best to start further away to see how the steam feels on your skin, then slowly move closer. Secondly, always use your steamer on freshly cleansed skin, then apply your hydrating products immediately afterwards to lock in moisture.
Got all that? Then scroll on to shop three of the best facial steamers, plus one clever product for a soothing, old-school steam.
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