Health. The benefits of the hammam for your skin


In a hammam, the temperature is around 50 ° C and the humidity can reach 100%. If this particular atmosphere has a tremendous relaxing power, it also promotes the elimination of toxins through perspiration. And the heat, by dilating the pores and activating the blood circulation, optimizes the action of the care products used afterwards.

First step, the application of black soap all over the body. Very astringent, black soap strips the layer of sebum, perspiration residues and dead cell debris which suffocates the epidermis.

To complete the exfoliation, the skin is then rubbed vigorously with a kessa glove, avoiding the breasts and moles. On the other hand, we can insist on the elbows, knees and heels.

Finally, we coat the skin with rassoul and let this wrap act for about thirty minutes. Both purifying and regenerating, this clay is in the form of a powder or a pebble to be mixed with lukewarm water and / or rose water and a little argan oil until obtaining a paste elastic.

You can add a few drops of essential oils depending on the skin’s needs: tea tree fights imperfections, ylang-ylang soothes sensitive skin, Damascus rose smoothes mature skin …

This ritual is practiced in traditional hammams. Most often, women go there with family or friends. They bring their own products and care for each other. But more and more spas are also offering this well-being break. We then entrust our skin to the expertise of the beautician.

Note: if you have thin and reactive skin, you must replace the application of black soap and the passage of the kessa glove by a much softer exfoliation.


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