Facial Saunas / Facial Steamers

When it comes to cleansing and rejuvenating your skin you can end up spending a small fortune on scrubs, creams and defoliators but here is an amazing product you can use again and again for less than £25 – the facial steamer (sometimes known as a facial sauna).  Below we explain how they work and list some of the best face steamers you can get for around £25

How Facial Steamer / Facial Saunas Work:

Face steamers are very easy devices to use in that you simply add water to a small reservoir in the base of the unit and turn it on.  After a couple of minutes the water is heated to a temperature where steam is produced and gets funnelled up the steam mask.  The device will tell you when it is hot enough to use and at this point you place your face over the steam mask and let the steam go to work on your skin.  Some face steamers will come with a timer to allow you to monitor how long your session lasts.  You may find that the steam is too hot for your face on occasions but all you need to do is raise your face an inch or so till it becomes comfortable again.

Face Steamers for Coughs and Colds

Many of the devices also come with a nasal mask / steam inhaler which allows you to direct the steam specifically up and around the nose area.  The reason for this is that that these steamers have been found to be fantastic for reducing the affects of coughs, colds, ear congestion, sinus problems and even more severe chest issues such as asthma and bronchitis.  Read the reviews of any products and you’ll see loads of first person stories of how it’s helped them and was recommended by their doctor or nurse.

Lastly, some of the more expensive facial steamers also come with rotating facial buffers with interchangeable brush and sponge attachments to really deep clean the skin after the steamer has opened your pores.

What Does a Facial Sauna Actually Do?

The steamer benefits you skin in a couple of ways.  Firstly it works by bringing oxygen and nutrients to the surface of your skin so that it feels softer and appears healthier.  Secondly it is incredibly effective at opening the pores in your skin so that you can do some really deep cleaning to make your skin look great and reduce issues such clogged pores that cause blackheads and spots.

As mentioned above they have been proven to be incredibly effective for easing respiratory problems and is a primary reason many people actually buy a facial steamer.  If that is what you are buying one for then ensure that you buy one with nasal face mask.

Which Face Steamer to buy?


Obviously there are loads of facial steamers available to suit your needs and budget so check them out here.  To help you out we’ve picked the following face steamers / saunas that offer everything you’ll probably need for around £30:

Beurer Facial Sauna and Steam InhalerBeurer Facial Sauna

  • Facial Steamer that opens pores for deep cleansing to help removing grime or make-up
  • Nose attachment for tackling respiratory / sinus issues
  • 2 level steam setting
  • Vent to allow steam release if too hot / steamy for your face (though you can always just raise your head slightly)
  • High quality aluminum evaporation tank that is simple to clean
  • Aroma container

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Medisana Facial Sauna:Medisana Facial Steamer

  • Facial steamer that opens the pores, cleanses your skin and generally relaxes your face
  • Diffuser ensures distribution of steam
  • Nose attachment for tackling respiratory / sinus issues
  • Control lights and high-grade PTC heating element
  • Measuring jug to ensure correct water level

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Rio Facial Sauna with Steam InhalerRio Facial Sauna with Steam Attachment

  • Facial steamer that cleans impurities and aids make-up removal
  • Nose attachment for tackling respiratory / sinus issues
  • 2 steam temperature settings
  • Essential Oils compartment for additional aromatherapy and relaxation

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 Lychee Beauty Facial Ionic Steamer Lychee Beauty Facial Steamer

  • Provides “nano-ionic” steam – that’s nanometer sized steam for easier absorption when cleansing and moisturing skin
  • PTC heating that produces steam in only 40 seconds
  • Very easy to use – just an on / off switch
  • Note – not recommended for use with essential oils

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