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 around £30 – the facial steamer (sometimes known as a facial sauna).  Below we first explain how they work and then list some of the best face steamers you can get for around £30

What Does a Facial Steamer or Sauna Actually Do?

The steamer benefits your 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 as clogged pores that cause blackheads and spots. Thirdly, they are proven to be effective in 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.

How do Facial Steamers 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 steamer and let the steam go to work. Some facial 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.

Are Face Steamers Good for Coughs and Colds?

Many of the facial steamers 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 the steam has been found to be highly effective in 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.

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
  • Nasal 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 aluminium evaporation tank that is simple to clean
  • Aroma container

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Wolady Nano Ionic Face Steamer

  • A new type of steamer that has a lot of clever (and fancily named) technology built in.Wolady Nano Ionic Face Steamer
  • Combines a conventional heating element with a new ultra sonic vaporiser to generate nano steam with negatively charged ionic particles. Not sure what that means? (Neither do we TBH) but apparently it makes it up-to 10 times more effective in the penetrating the skin so that is all you really need to know.
  • Built in UV light / high tech ozone function sterilises the steam before it reaches your skin
  • It activates the hydrophilic factor and replenishes water in your skin which promotes collagen regeneration, softens the cuticle, restores smooth, weakens pigmented spots, kills skin bacteria and suppresses acne.
  • Comes with high quality stainless steel blackhead and blemish extractor kit to use when pores have been opened by steamer.
  • Comes with a 100% money back promise if you are not happy with product.

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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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Kinga Nano Ionic Facial Steamer (plus skin care kit)

  • Provides “nano-ionic” steam – that’s nano-meter sized steam for easier absorption when cleansing and moisturising skinKINGA Nano Ionic Facial Steamer
  • Silently produces steam in under 30 seconds
  • Very easy to use – just an on / off switch (auto turn off timer)
  • Comes with a 5-piece skin care kit for blackhead removal
  • Can use as a room humidifier

I used this steamer as soon as it arrived and was absolutely amazing. Gave a spa finish to my face and everyone noticed a change in my skin. The steamer is so easy to use. You just fill water and switch it on and it turns off itself.”

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