D-I-Y Home Facial: Conair Facial Sauna System Reveiw and How to Use
There were some other brands, like revlon, but I choose this one because it also had an hand held exfoliator. Initailly I wanted to buy a seperate exfoliator machine, but then found this model, saved me a some money....
For example, I put a little bit of oil (30:70 of castor and olive) all over my face before steaming so that the steam can work with the oil cleansing method. OCM has been awesome for my skin, and I can get rid of dirt, white heads, blackheads, every other impurities from the outer layer as well as inside the pores with massage or washcloths. For more info, please read my previous post on oil cleansing here and here
Then I transfer the water to the main system.
I must say the steam is pleasant, the flow is not too much or not too little and never suffocating. The temperature is also really amazing, I have always found it to be too hot in the beauty parlours.
After nine or so minutes, the machine will autometically turn off. At this point, it is recommended in the label to splash cold water to close the pores. I mostlyt use an ice cube.
Now begins the exfoliation part.
After that I rinse my face with water. Now, it is recommend in the label to moisturize at that point but I like to use a face mask first, so I put some and wait for the mask to dry and rinse off.
Finally I use the apply some moisturizer (here I am using body shop aleo vera night moisturizer) on my face and use the sponge attachment to gently massage. At first I found this attachment kind of redundant but I must say, it does gives me a good facial massage.
I wash off both the attachments with a mild shampoo and let it dry. Also there might be some leftover water in the system so needs to empty it as well. I have to be careful though as the steamer can be pretty hot, but by the time I am done with exfoliation, masks and moisturizer, it pretty much cools off.
Thats it, my at home DIY facial and its amazing. I can totally feel how smooth and soft my face becomes when I am rinsing the exfoliating cleanser. If I have a pimple or two, the steam kind of shrinks them so no need for painful poking and stuff. Most of the blackheads and white heads are gone and I have checked with magnifying mirrors.
And most important, I have total control on how I am treating my skin. I know all the products that have been used, they were sanitary, of good quality etc. I adjust the speed and pressure according to my liking to its never too soft that its not working or too hard that it might damage my skin.
Some people say steams can enlarge the appearance of pores but I haven't faced any such problem and I have been doing it for atleast once a month.
The systems sells for about 24 $ and my total cost for importing here in Bangladesh was 4000 tk but its so worth it. I have already used it 5 times and if count the price of a good facial, its giving me my money's worth. And there are still many more to go...
The only problem with the product is perhaps, I am not sure if I can but the exfoliator attachments but that is okay, they were extra anyway. As I said before, its not typical for a steamer system to include hand held exfoliator. Maybe after these wear off, I will buy a clarisonic :D
So would I repurchase it? God I hope it works for a long time, but finally, yes, I will. Maybe not this exact model, maybe an overhead steamer so that I can do my hairs as well, but I will definitely keep a steamer at home, because trust me, it works like magic. Anyone serious of skin cleansing should totally have one.
If you want any more info, or have any question or comments, let me know...