Having a quality facial steamer is essential for those of us who are serious about our skincare routines (and still don’t feel comfortable going to get a facial). On evenings where I steam, I cleanse my face, steam, and then continue on with the rest of my skincare routine, which includes using another of the products from Vanity Planet, the Essia.
What I love about Vanity Planet, is the fact that you can get many of the products together in bundles. One of the bundles that Vanity Planet has available right now is the Aera + Essia Bundle. The Essia is one of my favorite skincare tools from the brand, and I typically use the exfoliating function during my twice-weekly steam to help remove any impurities that the facial steamer has brought to the surface. You’ll find that once you get that gunk out of your pores (including those pesky dead skin cells) your skincare products will have much better results overall.
Another thing to love about this facial steamer is the fact that it’s so easy to use. Just fill the removable water tank with distilled water (tap water will cause icky build-up that you do not want to deal with) to the recommended line, pop it back in and push the power button. It takes 1 minute for the water to heat and after 2 minutes it’s ready to use. The Aera Facial Steamer will run for 15 minutes or until the water runs out (whichever comes first).
If you like to use essential oils on a regular basis, the Aera steamer comes with three additional nozzles that you can add your favorite essential oils to.
— Recommended Essential Oils —
(fights anxiety, promotes calmness, allergy reliever, helps inflammation, dermatitis, good for sensitive skin)
(clears congestion and helps with acne)
(tones the skin)
(relaxing, good for dry skin and eczema)
(improves mood, unblocks pores, brightens dull skin)
(good for oily skin)
— Important Things to Remember —
Wash your face before with a gentle cleanser so that your skin can receive all the benefits of your facial steam.
Keep your eyes closed so that you don’t risk any irritation from the steam.
Stay at least 6-10 inches away from the steamer
— Following Your Facial Steam —
Rinse your face and pat dry
Apply your skincare routine
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Post originally published 11/2019, edited 12/2021