How to Apply Hot Towel Treatments to the Face

By Helena Baker

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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

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