With a hectic and busy lifestyle, it isn’t always easy to take time out for yourself. I am a huge proponent of scheduling pampering sessions at a spa monthly in order for you to relax and recharge. However, it isn’t always easy to get to the spa, and it can be quite expensive, too. So when I was at CES earlier this year, I was shown a new line of Panasonic Beauty products that have been created for the fabulous woman on the go who want to have that “spa experience” at home or while traveling. The Panasonic Facial Ionic Steamer for At Home Skincare had me at hello, and I was sent one to review.
As someone whose had problems with my skin, with either breakouts due to clogged pores or hormones, I try to take really good care of my skin. I also get a facial at least once a month to get it treated by a professional. My go-to girl is Jay at Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa here in St. Louis, and she has really worked to improve the look and quality of my skin. One of her trade tools is a steamer, which she uses to open my pores so that the skincare products can work to maximize the benefits. I was elated to get the opportunity to try the Panasonic Facial Ionic Steamer because I could also replicate what Jay does at the spa in my own home, hopefully improving my skin even further.
I first put the Panasonic Facial Ionic Steamer to use during my nighttime regimen. After removing my makeup with my go-to product, I cleansed my skin with a cleanser, then used the steamer for three and a half minutes to open my pores. Once completed, I then applied a mask that I use a few times a week, and then completed my session with a toner and moisturizer.
I’ve used the steamer several times, and I am impressed with it thus far.
What I like about the steamer is that is small and easy to use. You simply fill the small bottle in the back of the steamer with water, turn it on, and then within seconds, you actually see the steam. Being how it is compact, it fits neatly on my bathroom counter, and doesn’t take up a lot of space. But don’t let the small size fool you—the steam really is “steamy”. Once you place your face in front of the steamer, it feels just like the one that Jay uses on my face in the spa. Afterwards, my skin feels clean, dewey, and youthful looking.
The only drawback or negative that I would report about the steamer is its price. I received the steamer at no charge to review, but it retails for about $179.00 (click here). For some, this price point could be a little expensive for a steamer. But if you do count the benefits of having one and the money you may save by not having to go to the spa, you will come out with more money in your pocket.
The question I am sure you want to know is would I buy it if it hadn’t been given to me. Based on the results I’ve had with the steamer since I have been using it, the answer is yes. I am not sure if I would’ve been in the market for one (I didn’t even know personal steamers existed before I saw it at CES), but it is definitely something I would purchase on my own to help keep my skin looking good in between facials.
What are the benefits of using a facial steamer? It can help cleanse the skin, and help the products you use work better since it opens your pores up. Steam also helps your skin retain moisture which can help slow down the process of wrinkles and lines. The nano-ionic steam that this steamer uses is 4,000 times finer than normal steam which gets into the skin to supplement moisture. It also helps remove dirt and oil which contribute to clogged pores.
For more information on the Panasonic Facial Ionic Steamer, click here.
Thank you Panasonic for the steamer and for Techlicious for facilitating the introduction to #PanasonicBeauty.