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 moisturizer 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.
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.