arielaaaaaaaa

Dr. Dennis Gross Steamer??

So i'm pretty curious about this, never thought to much of getting one. I got a facial while in Cosmetoloy school and they used one but i'm not sure if it's a great investment. 

 

Has anyone used this one in particular? What did you think? And will this be benificial for me, I have very dry skin, would this be good to incorporate in my routine?

PoesRevy

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I have one. Personally, I like it....it feels nice, it's relaxing and being an allergy sufferer (it does offer me a bit of relief). I find that my skin feels refreshed after using it. Applying moisturizer after seems to leave my skin with "even more" of a healthy glow and it absorbs really well, bonus!

I have combo type skin, it helps with all my skin problems.

Sure, it is not a miracle...however, it helps on more than one level and I can do it at home!

 

@JedsGirl, under the product Q&A (on Seph) there is a answer to the ozone button and what it does - "The ozone setting helps to increase cell oxygenation and blood circulation, as well as increase cell turnover" written by Sephora Staff and Brand Staff

JedsGirl

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I have it and love it.  I put Maracuja oil all over my face first, then turn on the steam.

 

I got it especially for the purposes of my eyes, though.  I have a repeating problem with styes, and my doctor recommended steaming followed by some light cleaning of the lashes in order to keep the meibomian sebaceous glands clear and prevent further styes.  It's worked well - it's relaxing; my skin is super soft and clear; and no styes.

 

The only thing I don't get is the "Ozone" button.  I was hoping someone might have the answer to that issue...the steamer didn't come with any literature or much in the way of instruction...

arielaaaaaaaa

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I really want it! On their facebook page they were doing a Consumer Study for it and a select group of people will be sent one, I signed up and emailed them and i hope they choose me!

RxVanBuren

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Sorry 4 delay in response. Yes, in a Turkish bath your "entire person" (face & body) take on steam and the pores open & excrete sweat (toxins/waste). The steam is not directly focussed on your face (you are surrounded by it) and therefore the warm steam is not concentrated on the facial area (not as intense) - steam is a vapor and disperses in a large area (rather rapidly - as we know...hot air rises - so does steam (H2O in the form of vapor). I have to agree w/dermotologist,  in any case. When I asked him the question u posed, his response was: what is the difference between the steamer & placing a warm moist steamy washcloth on your face and letting it rest for a moment? Barbers used to do that for their male clients prior to shaving their faces - to make the skin more pliable. I say: if u like the steamer & want to try it - go 4 it.

ChicDabbler

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Thanks for the clarification/extra work! That make sense.

 

i just soak towel in hot/warm water then pat onto face and do that every 5-10sec for a while. But honestly I just save the deep cleansing/treatments/mask for when I shower every other day and the pores open naturally.

 

i have heard of the pot of water thing. Lol, I dont suppose leaning over a pot of spegetti/noodles while I cook counts. =P

arielaaaaaaaa

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Very good point, you could just use a warm towel. I thought about getting a towel warmer cause they arent as pricey. I might just do that instead of a steamer, 

drrragon

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well, the problem with a warm towel over the face is that it barely stays warm for 30 seconds.

MoreGun89

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A trick for singers who have a cold is to place a towel over their heads over a pot of very hot steaming water, this seems to work nicely :smileyhappy:

RxVanBuren

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I was very intrigued by this product since I saw it in your post but I consulted a friend who is a top dermo in NYC about warm/hot steam facials. Unfortunately, it seems cool mist is the "thing" for the facial skin. Turkish bath or steam room is ideal for the body and excreting toxins (as one sweats while in steam room). So I suppose that the turkish bath is where I am limited to "steaming". Oh well, at age 50+ I had better stick to what the medical specialists are advising. 

ChicDabbler

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Ohh, interesting information. Can you provide a bit more details? I'm curious and a little confused. Turkish bath make sense, but doesn't your face also get the warm/hot steam along with your body? My understanding is that warm.hot steam help open the pores, but cool mist....how is that different from just washing with water? Thanks!

arielaaaaaaaa

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On YouTube i just watched a video about a woman who worked for the company talking about it! Sounds amazing. 

dianabt

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I'm actually VERY tempted to buy and try this! I love how steam makes my skin feel (and clears out my sinuses since I suffer from allergies so bad) so this seems like a great addition that I'd like to try out. :smileyhappy:

 

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Luv&Lipgloss, Diana
arielaaaaaaaa

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I hope they show us a video as well!! I'm gonna do my research before i buy it for sure, Maybe some people on Youtube have posted videos about it! I might check that out!! Thanks for all your input! I appreciate it! :smileyhappy:

melissabt

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Hi Arielaaaaaaa-

 

I'm so curious about this product as well! I go to a steam room at my local gym and afterwards my skin feels really soft and clean. It looks like the reviews are good:smileyhappy: Hopefully we get a how to video, I would love to see it in action!

<3 Melissa
drrragon

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hey arielaaaaaa, i've been really curious about that one too!  I like the idea because steaming my face would give me a similar effect to a nice hot shower -- my pores would open up, and my skin would absorb serums or moistuizers a lot better, making them more effective.  As to whether it's any better than a hot shower, I have no idea.  I like the idea of the steamer because I don't always necessarily have time for a long hot shower, just in order to apply stuff to my face....!

RxVanBuren

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I have never used a commercial steam facial product. I have been to a to a steam room/turkish bath instead if any private spas have them near u. They usually only have sauna's here at home in the U.S.A. (which are dry heat - you don't want that). Direct (even diffused) steam can enlarge pores. What temperature is the steam that emits from the unit when it contacts w/your skin. Those specifications should be made available to you. You need to know, its your skin and it is important. How long is the suggested steam facial @ specified temperature. Yep, all things u need/want to know as it is literally YOUR skin's well-being that is in question. You would have to be very careful to make sure the built in thermostat/temp controls r highly reliable & DONT malfunction or else instead of a pleasant moist refreshed feeling you could end up with skin that resembles a mild wind burn (esp. if your skin is sensitive). Run the consumer stats on the unit. See who is the OEM (original equipment manufacturer for Dr. Gross' facial steamer 2 determine that it is reliable (u also want to see what the duration of the warranty is on the product). If it has a 1 year warranty (also get word from Sephora to see if they maintain a full 60 day return on beauty appliances). Im 50+ yrs., i take impeccable care of my skin and consulted dermatologist on most all issues concerning skincare appliances/products when I was in a muddle about them -- i'm retired but not careless about precautionary measures with skincare methodology. I've invested so much time, $, & effort in pampering and caring for my skin that I, also, do NOT want 2 b cluelessness about product or let curiousity overtake my logic & have the product wreak havoc on my skin/me because I didn't take the time to "do my homework" & check it out. YOU are intelligent - you are trying to get references on the product. You can find high-grade organic olive oil at most any reputable grocery store, whole foods, Kroger's, Fry's, Ralph's carry organic sesame oil (not sesami paste/not Tahini) - just the cold pressed ORGANIC sesame oil (looks like Canola oil). It is an outstanding skin nurturing & moisturizing oil. It is not inexpensive & costs more than organic olive oil but less costly than organic grapeseed oil. Plus it can be used as a hot oil (no hotter than 110 degrees) treatment for dry/heat-treated hair (no more than 1/2 teaspoon for shoulder length hair rubbed into palms of your hands and evenly distributed through dry clean hair - place hair in loose pony-tail/wrap head in towel, leave on for 1 hour/shampoo out with warm water. Repeat shampoo if oil residue remains after thoroughly drying hair. 

violalea

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very helpful thanks :smileyhappy:

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