SELENE FACIAL STEAM | Soothing + Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Blend

$4800

Description

Our steam is based on the most radiant, freshest herbs and flowers. We use the herbalist-recommended parts of the plants; sometimes the flowers, sometimes the leaves. The steam delivers tremendous benefits to the skin, is beautiful to look at both dry and brewed, and has a refreshing yet soothing, lightly floral yarrow-green-tea-chrysanthemum aroma.

Regular steaming with Selene will result in more supple, hydrated skin over the long term, and also helps the skin to better absorb other products. For this blend, Ava chose herbs that heal acne (yet are nondrying and nonirritant), reduce inflammation, cool, refresh, and soothe.

 

Ingredients

Achillea millefolium (white yarrow) flowers†, Chrysanthemum indicum flowers, Centaurea cyanus (cornflowers)† or *, Calendula officinalis flowers (* or organic), Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaves, Symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf (* or organic), Plantago major (plantain) leaves†.

How to use

Place a generous handful of the herbs in a heatproof nonreactive bowl or pot. Prepare a towel to cover your head during the steam session and wash your face, removing all makeup. Pour 1 to 2 cups freshly boiled water over the herbs to make a strong infusion. Lean over the bowl to caress your face with the pleasantly hot (not scorching) steam. Cover your head with a towel to allow as little of the heat to escape as possible. Steam your face for 15 to 30 minutes (a longer session is much more beneficial; reheat the tea if needed halfway through the session).

Tip: This lightweight cream absorbs quickly, making her a great makeup primer.

Key Ingredient

White yarrow flowers

Yarrow is a wonder herb, often a favorite among the plant-attuned and widely used by professional herbalists in North America and in Europe. The healing properties are strongly anti-inflammatory, acne reducing, analgesic (pain reducing, which comes in handy if one has painful breakouts), cooling, and refreshing. Yarrow has a special affinity for the skin (renowned American herbalists Matthew Wood and Michael Moore recommend yarrow for wrinkles, acne, psoriasis, and to speed healing of wounds) and as a vascular system regulator (yarrow's benefits in this area include the ability to stop bleeding, to improve the strength of capillaries, to make a reddened complexion appear less red by drawing blood away from the skin, and also the opposite, to improve coloring in very pale complexions).