Aug 08, · Steam opens up all the pores of your face, which allows you to completely eliminate all dirt and particles accumulated in them. It facilitates the removal of black heads, the elimination of other impurities and it prevents the formation of new spots/5(14). Apr 05, · When steam is applied to the face, steam opens up your pores and helps loosen any buildup of dirt for a deeper cleanse. Opening up your pores can soften blackheads, making them easier to remove. Steaming your face is your get out of jail free card; it loosens blackheads making them easier and less painful to release.