4 Best Facial Steamer | 2017 Top Picks and Reviews


Facial steamers remove dirt and grime from your pores hence preventing clogging that may lead to acne. They also moisturize resulting in gorgeous, glowing skin.

Like it or not, we can’t all have perfect acne free skin naturally. For some of us, facials and beauty routines are a must for at least, good skin.

And as you all know, a routine cannot be complete without the occasional steaming.

While spas prove to be an excellent place to relax and pamper your skin, they cost an arm and a leg hence cannot be depended on as a long-term fix.

Well, the good news is, facial steamers have created a huge buzz in the beauty world and what’s even better, they work effectively and are affordable.

If I have piqued your curiosity on facial steamers, get ready to unveil a whole world of steamers and just maybe you might find the best facial steamer for your needs.






It uses nano ionic technology

It uses nano ionic technology

The nano-ionic technology

It is meant for both your hair and skin

steam fast hence saves on time

more than one functions

It works well as a room humidifier

a basket is provided

It is light and compact

The 90ml tank


A one trustworthy one year warranty

Ozone Generator.

Also works well for a congested nose


It produces steam fast hence saving on time

It doubles as a

room humidifier

The automatic
shut-off system

It is compact and light hence



Most Affordable

4th choice

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For a quick overview​, I recommend getting the Panasonic EH-SA31VP.

It is quite compatible hence excellent for home as well as spa use and takes very little time to produce steam..​

What are facial steamers and why do you need one?

Simply put, facial steamers is a product that directs steam (at times mixed with an essential oil) to your face with the aim of cleansing the pores.

At times a steamer is also used as a remedy for congestion in the sinuses. Often these products are found in salons and spas but with time they have managed to make their way to individual homes.

Facial steamers come with a boatload of benefits to your overall health. So before you dismiss them, have a look at what they can do for you.

So, very briefly, below are benefits of facial steamers.

Benefits of facial steamers.

1. Promoting blood circulation.

This is due to the high temperatures directed at your face that encourage blood to flow in this direction hence easily absorbing nutrients and removing toxins.

This can also be achieved by use of essential oils such as cedarwood that encourage blood flow.

2. Help facial products go on smoothly.

Steaming warms up the skin hence allowing any facial treatments or masks to be absorbed better and faster. It is as simple as that.

3. Encourage sweating hence toxin removal follows.

I don't think there is anything else to add to this statement. By steaming, you sweat, sweating simply equals to the removal of toxins from your skin.

Just make sure you hydrate after, due to water loss from your skin.

4. Clears pores.

Steaming softens any dirt and debris found inside your pores making it easy to remove them. This way, your skin stays beautiful and acne free.

5. Relaxation.

Steaming is quite stress relieving and simply relaxing. If an essential oil is used in the process, you are bound to experience an even higher sense of relaxation.

Needless to say, elimination of stress can do wonders for your skin.

Using a facial steamer.

The process of using a facial steamer is pretty straight forward. But for the safe of newbies, I will list the steps below.

If you still need further clarification on using a steamer, this video below will be of great assistance. (credits of Rachel)


1. Clear and cleanse.

Rid your skin of any makeup and ensure you clean it effectively before embarking on this process.

Failure to cleanse defeats the purpose of steaming and might end up adding dirt and grime to your skin.

2. Fill up the steamer.

Following the instructions on your guide, fill up the steamer with water and feel free to add a few drops of a skin friendly essential oil such as tea tree and rosemary for ace and chamomile for calming effects on the skin.

You may have to wait a few seconds for the steam to form after plugging in.

3. Get to steaming.

Lean in and absorb the steam but make sure you do not lean too close to avoid potential scalding.

5 to 10 inches away from the steamer is a safe distance. Drape a towel over your head to keep the steam in and concentrated.

4. Finish up.

Splash some cold water on your skin and follow with a masque or treatment if you have one or simply apply a moisturizer to keep the moisture locked in.

Tips, tweaks, and tricks.

  • If you do not have an essential oil at hand, you can go for herbs and if both are not available, a tea bag of some pure green tea will do the trick.
  • Always steam your face before applying a facial mask or treatment to cleanse and warm your skin before application.
  • Scrubbing or exfoliating should be done before a steam session to ensure you get rid of dead skin cells.
  • Definitely, clean you steamer after every use to prevent bacterial build up which might transfer to your skin.
  • If you are new to steaming take short breaks after three minutes of steaming to test your tolerance.

Features of a great facial steamer.

Ease of use.

Steaming your face is not rocket science so, the steamer you use does not have to be a rocket!

What I’m getting at is, when choosing any appliance, more so one that you trust to blow steam directly at your face, you better be sure you know how to control it.


A good facial steamer is efficient in terms of how long it takes to make steam.

If you are as impatient as I am, waiting on a steamer to build up steam may take away the fun in steaming and replace it with anxiety. That is the opposite of what you want to achieve while steaming.


A good steamer will be able to produce steam fast and in the right amount. An even better steamer comes with this plus the ability to regulate your sessions to your preferences.

For instance, most steamers nowadays come with programs, cool steam cycles, and even timers.

A great steamer for this matter may have all the above features and throw in some facial accessories such as sponges and a facial brush.

Warranties and policies.

A good warranty and policy will ensure that you get compensated for damage due to manufacturers error or otherwise. This is something you definitely want to optimize on.

4 Best Facial Steamer Brands, Top Picks and Reviews


This steamer from Panasonic is excellent for anyone looking to get glowing, healthy skin as well as a way to relieve the discomfort of a congested nose.

The first thing you notice about the Panasonic EHSA31VP is the ease of use as you can create steam pretty quickly by the mere push of a button.

The Nano-Ionic steam technology used is also pretty impressive as it produces steam that is 4000 times finer than normal steam particles.

This will ensure fast absorption within a time as short as six minutes hence faster and better results.

Its compact design and light weight make it easy to set anywhere in the house be it your bathroom area or dressing table.

This steamer is quite effective and can be used in the morning for an instant glow before work or at night for fresh skin before bed.

What We Liked

  • · The nano-ionic technology allows for faster and better absorption of steam.
  • · It produces steam fast hence saves on time.
  • · It is light and compact.
  • · Also works well for a congested nose thanks to the nano technology used.

What We Didn't Like

  • · The steam may have a chemical scent in the first sessions of using this product.


The Kingdom Cares steamer is great for all skin types and comes with some pretty impressive features such as a ten minutes automatic shut off system.

It also has an automatic shut-off system when water in the tank is depleted hence preventing any chances of injuries.

This steamer comes with nan-ionic technology that guarantees fast penetration of steam to your skin making it great for steaming as well as for nasal blockage.

It produces steam fast and is equipped with an efficient 90ml tank that allows 10-12 minutes work time.

The tank also allows for adding of essential oils or any other additives that may be necessary during steaming and operates quite silently.

Arguably the best part about this steamer is that it can double as a steamer and a humidifier. It can also be used to warm towels in spas.

It is quite compact hence easy to store and carry around if need be. A user manual and a two-year warranty is provided to give you assurance that you are purchasing a genuine product.

What We Liked

  • · It uses nano ionic technology which is ten times more efficient than normal steam
  • · It comes with more than one functions.
  • · The 90ml tank provided is generous to allow long steaming periods.
  • · A two-year warranty is quite generous and proof of durability.
  • · The automatic shut-off system is quite impressive.

What We Didn't Like

  • · The automatic 10 minutes shut off system can be interrupting for anyone looking to steam for longer periods.


The Secura nano-ionic steamer as the name suggest uses nano-ionic technology to produce smaller particles of steam that easily penetrate your skin.

This makes it excellent at removing dirt and any makeup that might be left behind after cleansing.

It is also quite fast at producing steam such that it only takes a few seconds to do so hence saving on time.

This steamer also doubles as a humidifier and does a good job at it. Moreover, it comes with a well-detailed user manual to guide you through use hence guaranteeing your safety while handling this product.

To top this, the Secura Nano Ionic Facial steamer comes with a one year warranty ensuring you get a replacement or repair in case of malfunctioning.

What We Liked

  • · The nano-ionic technology makes it excellent at penetrating the skin.
  • · It works well as a room humidifier.
  • · A one trustworthy one year warranty is provided.
  • · It produces steam fast hence saving on time.
  • · It is compact and light hence it can be stored anywhere easily.

What We Didn't Like

  • · This steamer is a bit fragile hence it may not last long especially when constantly dropped.
  • · It produces a chemical smell during the first few days of usage.


The Secura S192 comes with a unique design that allows it to be used as a table top steamer thanks to the basket provided.

This steamer generates ultra-fine mist that is quickly and easily absorbed by your hair and skin.

This allows for deep moisturizing of your hair and removal of dirt from your pores hence preventing acne.

It also comes with a built-in ozone generator that allows for controlled release of negatively charged oxygen which reduces itchiness and prevents dandruff in hair.

As clearly stated in the title, this steamer is meant for both your hair and skin but that is not all it does. It can be used as a humidifier for your room and does a great job at that too.

What We Liked

  • · It is meant for both your hair and skin.
  • · No need for using a towel to trap steam as a basket is provided for that.
  • · It has a built-in ozone generator.
  • · It doubles as a room humidifier.

What We Didn't Like

  • · It is quite bulky hence it occupies a lot of space. This may limit it to a spa and salon steamer.


If you have not been steaming your face, clearly you are missing out on a process that could get your skin looking and feeling healthy.

So start today! While I like all the steamers reviewed above, I have fallen I love with the Panasonic Facial steamer making it the best choice of the four reviewed steamers.

It is quite compatible hence excellent for home as well as spa use and takes very little time to produce steam pretty much think my work here is done, ladies and gentlemen.

So have yourselves a lovely, acne free day and remember to stay beautiful always. I am dying to get your thoughts on facial steamers so leave me some words and we shall have a chat.

Last update on 2017-06-26 - Details

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