GLAMSTEAM: Your at-home spa for the ultimate ‘Girls Night In’

As we head into the cooler months, the wild ‘Girls Night Out’ will be opted for wine and cheese nights paired with face masks and Netflix shows with our closest girlfriends. To mix things up when you have the girls over this season, why not treat yourselves to a full spa treatment in the comfort of your living room?

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It’s full steam ahead with Glamsteam – currently the first 5-in-1 home beauty steamer on the market – offering a facial steamer, air diffuser, cuticle steamer, face towel steamer and a cold & flu remedy.

The brains behind the brand – 22-year-old entrepreneur Leis Deng – breaks down the enticing features of Glamsteam:

1. Facial Steamer

When your skin is exposed to heat or steam, your pores open up. This makes it easier to get rid of trapped oil, dirt, or sebum. Whether you’re removing blackheads or just trying to get a deeper cleanse, steaming your face is the right way to go. The steam promotes healthy oil production to prevent your skin from drying out – softening and hydrating the skin.

Leis says: “I would recommend giving your face a good cleanse first, then use Glamsteam for 8-10 minutes (only 1-2 times a week), apply serums, and finish with a nourishing moisturiser which suits your skin type.”

She recommends incorporating:

Dried Chamomile Flowers as it helps with skin inflammation and dermatitis. It is suitable for people with all skin types including sensitive skin.

Dried Lavender as it can help the skin heal itself and reduce inflammation. It's great for dry skin or eczema, and it has relaxing aromatherapy benefits.

Dried Rose petals are said to soothe, soften, brighten, and tighten the skin, perfect for those with skin tone and fine line concerns and want increased collagen production.

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2. Air Diffuser

Allowing you to fill a desired space with a pleasantly fragranced aroma of essential oils, you can experiment with different oil blends and smells to achieve different types of moods and wellness.

Leis recommends incorporating:

Peppermint Oil: This oil has health benefits for athletic performance and can improve irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms.

Tea Tree Oil: It’s thought to have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Ylang Ylang Oil: Has a light, floral scent and is used in aromatherapy to reduce tension and stress. Some users say it’s also beneficial for insomnia.

3. Cuticle Steamer

Steam has the ability to kill 99% of bacteria and is a powerful tool for promoting health and safety. A steam pedicure or manicure aligns with the aim of aseptic care procedures. Therefore, it is ideal to steam your cuticles so they become softer before cutting them, and at the same time it reduces the risk of infections occurring whilst hydrating your hands.

She recommends incorporating:

Jojoba Oil: It absorbs into the cuticles for intensive hydration and natural moisture. It also helps repair damaged collagen inside nail beds, improves strength and promotes healthy nail growth. • Sesame Oil: It coats the skin with high levels of minerals and fatty acids that act as a barrier to protect it from damage. It naturally offers anti-microbial, antibacterial and anti-fungal benefits. •Thyme Essential Oil: Has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that strengthen damaged or discoloured nails.

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4. Face Towel Steamer

A hot towel on your face is a way to deep clean your skin or prepare for a shave. The steam released from the towel helps to open up your pores, soften the hairs for a closer shave and hydrate the skin. This treatment not only works well for your face, but also your hair. While the towel is steamed, add hair conditioner or oil to the hair and apply the towel on top to allow the heat to open the strands and soak in the oils or deep conditioner.

5. Cold and Flu Remedy

As we’re now in autumn, we’re preparing for the inevitable cold and flu season. Glamsteam actually helps relieve sinuses problems; a remedy when you’re beginning to feel under the weather. When steam enters your nose it helps loosen the mucus that's blocking it. You will find that blowing your nose is easier after steam inhalation. Note: it won’t cure the flu, however it will provide some form of relief.

She recommends incorporating:

• Eucalyptus Oil: It reduces fevers and fights viruses. • Chamomile Oil: It relieves cold and flu symptoms.

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Setting the scene at your next Girls Night In with Glamsteam:

Wear: Matching sets of the Peter Alexander satin pyjamas

Music: A relaxing playlist. Think: Angus and Julia Stone

Aromas: Ylang ylang oil from the diffuser, as well as some light incense and candles

Watch: Sex and the City

Eat: A board of dark chocolates, cheese and red fruit

Drink: Chamomile tea… and then bubbles for later!