The Miracle of a Hot Towel

 Dry weather is bad for your skin. It makes your skin dry and dry skin makes you look older.  You can apply moisturizer as often as possible but nothing feels better than a hot towel on your face. It gives your skin instant moisture and comfort. In Japan, when you go to a restaurant, you will be served a hot towel. People not only use a hot towel for the hands but also for the face and neck to relieve the stress of the day, and it works.

Indeed, a hot towel can work magic on your face. It is easy and economical but very effective. A hot towel not only works wonders for your face but it can be used to relieve tired eyes, tight shoulders and/or a headache. It is worth trying.

Expected Benefits of a Hot Towel all Over the Body!

  • Head: opens pores, promotes better circulation and promotes hair growth.
  • Face: opens pores and makes the skin softer so that moisuturizer gets penetrated easily.
  • Eye: relax the muscles around the eye area
  • Neck: eases tiredness from the body. Warms up and promotes circulation in the entire body.
  • Shoulders: promotes better circulation

 

Perfect combo: Hot towel and Aroma oil

For mental relaxation put aroma oil in water when you wet your hot towel. The smell of aroma oil and the heat from the hot towel make you so relaxed not only physically but also mentally. Use your favorite oil but choose organic as much as possible.

How to Make a Hot Towel

1)   Fold a hand towel
2)   Wet a towel with water.
3)   Wring the wet towel out hard.  hot wrapped towel
4)   Place it in a microwave oven and heat it up

If you have a hot tap water, you can simply use that. Wet the towel with hot tap water and wring it out hard. If you prefer not to use a microwave or do not have one, boil the water and put the hot water in a bowl.

Points to remember

  • Before you put a towel on your face, check the temperature. The best place to check the temperature is your inner arm. Make sure the towel is not too hot when you put it on your inner arm. If you use the hot towel on another part of your body, it can be a little hotter.
  • Take the towel off of your face/body right before it cools down.
  • If you use a microwave, make sure you wring the towel out hard so that it does not get too hot.
  • Apply moisturizer as soon as you finish the hot towel treatment.

Hot Towel Treatment Method 1: Basic version

You need one hand towel.

  1. Wash your face as usual
  2. Place a hot towel on the face
  3. Finish the treatment right before towel cools down
  4. Gently dry the excess moisture with a dry towel and apply moisturizer right away while the skin is sill hot.

Hot towel Treatment Method 2 : Advanced version

You need two hand towels and a moisturizer cream.

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  1. Wash your face as usual
  2. Put plenty of moisturizer, more than usual, on your face.
  3. Place a hot towel on the face
  4. Before the towel cools down, take it off and gently wipe the excess moisturizer with the second hot towel from your face
  5. Apply moisturizer right away while skin is sill hot.

Hot towel treatment method 3 : Deluxe Version

You need two hand towels, moisturizer cream and some plastic wrap to cover the face

  1. Wash your face as usual
  2. Put plenty of moisturizer, more than usual, on your face.
  3. Place a hot towel on the face
  4. Cover the towel on your face with plastic wrap making sure you can breathe.
  5. Before the towel cools down, take off the towel and plastic wrap and gently wipe off the excess moisturizer with the hot towel
  6. Apply moisturizer right away while skin is sill hot.

Start with the Basic version, if you like it, try other versions, too. Especially when you feel your skin is getting drier, needs special attention or try the Special Version before a party or event.  It works like a magic. It is almost as good as high end spa treatment. Guaranteed!

 



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  • Elena

    How often can you do this?