Hot towel treatments for your face may seem like a real luxury considering their relaxing and refreshing effects on your skin. You can spend a fortune to have a hot towel treatment applied at a salon, or you can do this simple treatment yourself at home. Although you can buy a specialized UV towel warmer, you can just as easily use purified tap water to heat your towel.

Things You'll Need

Heat a bowl of water until it is very warm. Test the temperature on the inside of your wrist.

Mix a few drops of your favorite facial oils into the water. If you do not have a favorite, you can try lavender, macadamia nut oil and olive oil, which are all good choices.

Soak your cotton towel in the water, then wring it out.

Relax with your head tilted back, either sitting in a chair or in a reclined position. Spread the towel over your face.

Refresh your towel in the warm water as it cools. After about 15 minutes, remove the towel and rinse your face in cool water.

Repeat this treatment once per week for cleansed, softened skin.


  • Find a soft, thick cotton towel. These retain heat better and are less likely to irritate your skin.