Everything You Need to Know About Choosing a Salon Facial Steamer

If you’re a salon owner, you almost certainly have clients who’d like to open their pores, soften oil deposits, improve blood circulation, and just in general deeply cleanse and decongest their facial skin. Likewise, you’ve also probably heard the stories of clients sitting with their face over a pot of hot water, towel draped over their head, hoping the warm, moist mist will help do just that.  

There’s a better, more effective way to clear up your complexion, of course – facial steamers!

These convenient units can be the perfect skin care solution, rejuvenating your client’s appearance by exfoliating and moisturizing facial skin with safe and gentle treatments. But how do you go about choosing a salon facial steamer that best fits your clients’ needs?

In this blog, we’ll be taking a fresh look at facial steamers, highlighting the differences between regular and professional facial steamers, and giving you some tips on choosing the right unit for your salon.

The Benefits of Having a Salon Facial Steamer

First things first, if you’re still on the fence about whether to make the investment, let’s go over the many benefits that come with having a salon facial steamer at your client’s disposal.

  • Deep Cleansing: Steam helps to open up the pores, making it easier to remove dirt, oil, and other impurities, leading to a deeper and more effective cleanse.
  • Enhanced Circulation: The warm steam can also increase blood flow to the face, promoting a healthy and radiant complexion.
  • Hydration: Steam adds moisture to the skin, helping to hydrate and plump up the skin, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Better Product Absorption: By deeply cleansing and hydrating the skin, steam helps prepare the skin for other treatments, allowing all those serums, creams, and masks to penetrate more effectively.  
  • Relaxation and Relief: In addition to skin enhancement, warm steam is both soothing and relaxing, and can also help to relieve sinus congestion and headaches to boot. 
  • Attracts Clients: Offering facial steaming services can attract clients looking for a luxurious and effective skincare treatment, thus helping your salon build a professional brand while increasing revenue at the same time!

The Difference Between DIY and Professional Facial Steamers

While there are several effective facial steamers for home use, if a client is truly looking to experience the beauty benefits of warm steam, visiting a salon with professional facial steamers is truly a must. 

Here’s a look at some of the key differences between the Do It Yourself models and a salon facial steamer.

Power and Performance: Professional salon steamers are generally more powerful than regular facial steamers. They produce a stronger and more consistent flow of steam, which can provide a deeper and more effective treatment.

Durability: Salon steamers are built to withstand frequent use, often featuring sturdier construction and higher-quality materials. In contrast, regular facial steamers are designed for occasional use and might not last as long under heavy use.

Features and Adjustability: Professional steamers often come with extra features, such as adjustable steam flow, ozone function for sterilizing the steam, and timers. Some also include aromatherapy compartments for essential oils or herbs, built-in magnifying mirrors, or attachments for nasal or sinus congestion relief. Regular steamers, on the other hand, tend to be simpler, with fewer bells and whistles.

Water Capacity and Runtime: The water capacity of a facial steamer determines how long it can produce steam before needing a refill. Larger tanks offer longer runtime for extended sessions, and are great for salon use, while smaller tanks may be sufficient for shorter routines and home use.

Size and Portability: Regular facial steamers are usually smaller and more portable, designed for home use or travel. Professional steamers are typically larger and more stationary, intended to be a permanent fixture in a salon.

Price and Budget: Salon facial machines for spa usage are generally more expensive than regular ones, reflecting their higher performance, durability, and range of features.

To put it quite simply, when it comes to choosing a salon facial steamer, professional-grade salon steamers are more powerful, more durable, and have tons more features than regular facial steamers, making them ideal for a spa setting where satisfying client expectations and meeting their usage needs are of the utmost importance.

If you’re looking to upgrade your spa services by offering professional facial steamers at your salon, be sure to browse through the great selection we have here at Dream In Reality UK, and feel free to contact us at our showrooms in London and Birmingham!