Faking an at-home facial has never felt so good.
Has your skin ever looked extra glowy after stepping out of a long shower? There's a reason for that. Similar to how targeted steaming can help hair health, adding a dose of heated, moist air—via a facial steamer, of course—can be the missing piece in your skincare routine. "Steaming is beneficial because it increases circulation and helps get rid of surface debris," says Dr. Dennis Gross of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. "The steam works to heat skin up, and causes waxy, solid buildup to liquefy and drain out of pores. This process removes dirt, bacteria, and makeup residue that can lead to acne."
Or, think of it as all-natural, totally clean exfoliation: "In this regard, steaming is also an exfoliating treatment using a natural source, namely water in the form of steam," Gross adds. "For this reason, it is also hydrating, especially if moisturizer is applied immediately after steaming." All good things, if you ask us. Ahead, seven facial steamers that deliver results (and lots of steam).