Over the past couple of months I've been visiting my local leisure centre for their health suite and a swim, and in conjunction with my skin care routine, it's added an extra oomph to the clarity of my skin - not to mention how wonderfully relaxing it is in the steam room and sauna, especially when lovely people bring along a few drops of eucalyptus oil ;). Before I go I always cleanse my face with Liz Earle C&P and a flannel, and whilst in the sauna I'll often give myself a facial massage (check Caroline's instructions, they're very useful!). I ensure that the steam room is always the last place I visit before getting changed (as open pores + dirty swimming pool water makes me feel sick!), then I rinse my face to make sure it's not sweaty.
Once I'm home I usually use Sanctuary Therapists Facial Oil; I put around 4 drops in my palm, rub it between my hands to warm it up and release the aromatic scents, then gently swipe it across my face and down my neck. It I wasn't totally relaxed, I am after this bit! I associate the herbal smells of the oils with relaxation and bedtime... ahhh.
The oil is usually enough for my skin, so I don't need any other products before I get into bed. And when I wake up my skin is clearer, plumper and any spots/scars have dramatically faded. I love my weekly steam room facial!
Note: I can't promise your local leisure centre will look quite as swanky as the steam room photo I've provided! And they probably won't provide massages either..