Facial steaming

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Meet my current best friend. My sinuses seem determined to emphasise the need for the planned surgery by being persistently horrific. If you also suffer with hostile sinuses, I suggest you get one of these. They are only supposed to be a facial steamer, but they work so well to relieve pain and pressure, considerably better than pain killers. I add tea tree and eucalyptus oil to mine, just a couple of drops, and sandwich myself between a soft dry towel and a tissue box. It’s a simple device, it just heats a very small basin of water to steaming point. I much prefer it to the old bowl of hot water and a towel over your head method, because I don’t like lugging kettles or bowls of hot water around the house when I’m feeling horribly unwell and more likely to trip or drop things. I think I paid $10 for this one second hand from eBay.