Evening Standard: Facial Steamer Benefits

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London’s Evening Standard website explores the potential benefits of facial steamers to use at home to improve your skin. The article sought expert advice from Cosmedics founder Dr Ross Perry.

The article was entitled:

“5 best facial steamers for a sauna-like treatment at home”

The feature also looked at the technology.

As writer Abha Shah explained:

“Our skin puts up with a lot, especially in London where its exposed to above-average pollution and extremes in temperature from central heating and temperamental weather.

“Your poor cells are probably crying out for a bit of TLC and while we’re the first to pat on a sheet mask at the end of a particularly trying day, winter-battered skin deserves more attention.

“A facial steamer is a great way to purge your complexion of all the dirt, oil and makeup that builds up in the cells over time, causing spots and blackheads.”

Many professional facials include a steam as part of the process to improve skin.

Dr Ross Perry told the Evening Standard why the concept of steam is so helpful for improving the skin and the benefits go beyond what you might think. Ross explains:

“…it’s a great way to switch off after a long day. A steamer helps to unclog pores and loosen excess dirt and built up toxins but it will also help with the overall circulation of the skin, which promotes collagen and elastin production.

“It helps increase oil production which in turn naturally moisturises the face, and then there’s also the added benefit of helping with sinus congestion if you’re suffering with a cold – particularly if you add essential oils”.

The feature explained that proper steamers are far more effective than leaning over a bowl of boiled water:

“For one, you’re guessing the temperature of the steam, which is likely far too hot.

“Two, with your eyes closed and mind drifting, you may not notice how long you’re exposing your skin to piping hot steam until it’s too late. Facial steamers come with timers so you can take your eye off the clock and just relax.

“And finally, unless you’ve just descaled your kettle, you have no idea about hygiene. The last thing you want is to open your pores only for bacteria to climb in and set up shop.

“Remember, your skin is a highly sensitive organ that will clearly display its displeasure if you sweat it out for longer than wise.”

Having persuaded readers of the benefits of purchasing a tailor-made facial steamer device, the feature suggested 5 options ranging in price from £24.99 to over £100.

Read in full

To read this article in full and find more expert tips, please visit https://www.standard.co.uk/shopping/esbest/beauty/best-facial-steamer-sauna-portable-a4354781.html.

Dr Ross Perry

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Ross qualified in 1994 at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, London. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.

He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is renowned for natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic and anti-ageing injections and is especially well known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags).

Dr Ross Perry is frequently called upon by the media for his expert insights and comments on skin and beauty-related issues.

DR ROSS PERRY

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Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003. Cosmetic and medical skin treatments are carried out by specially trained team of doctors.

The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments using top brand products, as well as medical and minor surgery skin treatments including mole removal, cysts, warts and skin tags; plus thread vein treatment for the face and legs.

The company has 5 clinics in London plus one in Bristol and work to a high clinical and aesthetic standard.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email info@cosmedics.co.uk to book an appointment.

 

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