- Aug 15, 2020
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Rejuvenate and Heal Skin and Lungs with Herbal Steaming
Every cell in your body depends on the healthy functioning of your lungs to get the oxygen they need to survive and thrive.
Lung health faces many challenges with environmental pollution, household carcinogens, tobacco smoke, and other allergens increasing the risk of health complications. Our skin is our largest organ and it is constantly under attack as well from environmental stressors to UV radiation to toxic beauty products resulting in premature ageing and illnesses.
Fortunately, there is a simple solution that can help not only detox but also rejuvenate and heal both these vital organs – a herbal steam. Herbal steams have their roots in ancient civilizations from the Mongols to the Mayans, and the Romans to the Native Americans. Though these fragrant steams were initially used for their healing properties, they are just as popular for their skincare and beauty benefits. The combination of potent healing botanicals with steam enables the extraction of the herbs healing constituents into the air to be breathed in and absorbed into skin.
You can use steams with various herbal concoctions to help relieve congestion, loosen muscles, soothe the skin, mind and soul along with addressing various issues related to your skin and lungs. For example, you can use anti-microbial and anti-viral herbs to combat sinuses and flu infections and moistening and antiseptic herbs to clear the lungs of any pathogens. These steams are particularly useful in the winters since the cold weather brings about a lot of respiratory woes and a warm steam can help keep your mucous membranes warm and moist.
A plain and simple steam is also wonderful for your skin. It opens up your pores to deeply cleanse your skin while increasing perspiration which promotes healthy circulation giving you a healthy glow. It hydrates your skin which helping you to de-stress since steaming requires you to breathe. When you add potent botanical herbs to this steam, it can be even more relaxing and soothing to your skin and mind while healing and detoxing skin to leave your skin healthy and glowing.
You can use any number of herbs for their various properties, many of which are easily available in your backyard. Some popular ones are basil, chamomile, eucalyptus, lavender, cinnamon, clove, peppermint, rosemary, and even lemon, lime, and orange peels. These have properties that range from being natural expectorants, antihistamines, antiviral, antiseptics, and antibacterial. These properties can wonderfully heal and rejuvenate both your lungs and skin.