Today, crystals are making their way into our beauty routines. They are believed to possess healing powers for both the mind and body. Almost every system of holistic medicine has documented the healing powers of crystals.
Here’s How Crystal Energy Works
The earth, human and almost everything in the universe has a specific vibration. Crystals being millions of years old alongside earth literally hold the DNA of the earth. They were formed from ancient minerals, exposed to large amounts of pressure and they have the full energy of the earth. They possess a lattice like structure that is continuously vibrating at a certain frequency. The good thing about crystals is that they can actually act as a turning fork to realign the soul, body and spirit.
Beauty and Crystals
Crystals contain real energies but one can’t help but wonder how infusing them into skin care products can actually help our skin, especially as more beauty brands turn to crystal therapy. There are beauty brands in the world that are devoted to healing skin and hair with crystals.
Here’s why there is a lot of sense in that rationale. Crystals act as a conduit for healing and helping the cells thrive on energetic levels, especially when they are part of the ingredient mix. While pushing negative, toxic and disease causing energy out, they allow healing energy to flow into the body, thereby curing skin problems.
Infusing Crystals Into Our Skincare
It is not really reliable to melt your collections and pour them into a bottle. In infusing your crystals into your skincare, there are several options that are, thankfully, easier than you may think. The most popular methods include Facial Rollers, Crystal Face Masks & Eye Masks, and infusing creams and serums with crystals.
Beauty products can be infused with crystal energy. In a do it yourself method, the crystal is placed in a jar of carrier oil or olive oil and allowed to stand in sunlight for about three to four days. After which the oil can be used for the face, body and hair, this is because the elemental energies will gradually imprint onto the oil.
Water based elixirs are sprayed to heal and balance the body and by any standard, these high vibration waters aren’t new. Ancient Greeks dropped gemstones in their water jugs in the past. To make an elixir, you will have to put your crystal in a glass of water and leave it in sunlight for a few hours, before scooping and leaving it in a refrigerator. It is very important to know the toxicity and solubility property of the crystal to be used when making a water based elixir.
By placing your tubes and bottles on a crystal plate, you also get to infuse your beauty products with the healing energy of the crystal. Some crystals that work well for beauty are Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Aquamarine and Jade. Many lives resonate with these four crystals. By massaging the skin using crystals, we transfer the healing power of the crystals into the body. The energies lift the skin by releasing tension and draining the lymph nodes of accumulated toxins.
NAVIGATING THE CRYSTAL MAZE
Rose Quartz Crystals
Different crystals do different things. Some, such as Rose Quartz, are believed to fight ultraviolet damage by raising the level of antioxidants in the skin. Due to its healing power to the skin, it has been used in ancient Egypt. Rose Quartz works with the heart chakra, regarding it as the ‘love’ stone.
The main benefit of rose quartz for the skin is that it emits vibration that helps in releasing tension and encourages cell restoration by inhibiting inflammation. The crystals also increase lymphatic drainage while encouraging oxygen to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin. It also stimulates collagen production and reduces puffiness. It can improve the skin’s elasticity thereby giving a luminous glow while enabling a deeper penetration of the serum being used.
This crystal helps to connect one with the natural energy and spirit of the ocean. It is not only a great crystal for beauty but also a stress reducing crystal that helps to restore tranquility. Aquamarine is a useful stone because it helps to connect oneself with the true self. It replenishes self love and confidence.
Amethyst has a purple color and is very beautiful. Though its popularity is due to more than just being a pretty rock. Amethyst is acknowledged for its balancing energy, and is one of the crystals that’s often used in skincare products. When it is used as part of a regular skincare routine, it can help to oxygenate the skin and brighten its appearance.
This stone brings harmony and joy to its owner. It addresses contouring and lifting. Jade is a green color and not as smooth as other crystals. The stone promotes calmness and positivity. It is believed to carry a healing energy that restores harmony to skin. On the skin, it has more resistance than Rose Quartz and Amethyst. It is better for achieving firming results such as smoothing wrinkles. It relaxes the nervous system and eliminates toxins from skin.
Jade quickly warms up to skin's temperature because of it’s high thermal conductivity. It helps the skin to feel fresh since it has revitalizing energy. It is very light and easy to use and is unlikely to break if you accidentally drop it.
These are beauty wands made out of gemstones with healing properties. Facial Rollers are made with various types of crystals and resemble a paint roller with an oval shaped piece of gemstone at the end. Some rollers have gemstones attached to both ends. The smaller stone targets tighter spots like around the nose and eye area.
It is fairly simple to inculcate a facial roller into your skin routine. They work with facial oil or facial serum. Facial roller massaging effects send treatments deep into the skin.
Crystal Face Masks
Another way to add crystals to your beauty routine is with a Crystal Face or Eye Mask. These are usually available in Amethyst, Rose Quartz, and Jade. They are a great way to give yourself an effective beauty treatment that is also very soothing and healing.
An additional benefit of both the masks and rollers is that they have really helped many people suffering from inflammation and sinus pressure. Facial rollers and face masks help to soothe and relieve pain and ease stress away as their hot and cold action send quick and soothing relief.
In this process, a tool is scraped against the skin to the point of creating mild bruising. This method supports blood flow to the skin. It was first used on the body to release toxins and relieve pain. Gua sha helps to stimulate new blood flow and draw out stagnation to generate metabolic cell repair and healing.
This method is much more akin to the traditional Chinese medicinal practices of acupuncture. A much lighter hand is used in facial gua sha.
Facial Gua Sha
Facial gua sha usually does not cause bruising. This is because the scraper is used less aggressively over the face in an attempt to promote lymphatic drainage and bring new blood to the surface. It can tone and promote increased skin elasticity. This method helps to relieve tensions in the facial muscles and it’s like an exercise for the face.
Some people believe that facial gua sha is similar to Jade rolling, but while they have the same principle, they are quite different in practice. The difference lies in the fact that Jade rolling takes advantage of the actual contact between the stone and the skin. Concentration in gua sha is placed on the scraping technique itself, it is not usually about the material used.
You will still notice a more firm complexion and reduction in the appearance of wrinkles when you drag the crystal along your face from the neck upward. This won’t leave the skin red or flaked and it doesn’t usually present any side effects.
If you’ve read this article from the beginning to the end, I'm pretty sure that you will agree that crystals can be very helpful to us in a lot of ways, and some of us might not even be aware of how unique they are. When it comes to maintaining the health of our hair and skin, using moisturizers that contain crystals should definitely be considered. It's importance and healing prowess in the field of holistic medicine has been clearly documented over time and it simply cannot be overemphasized.
If you are still not a believer of how important crystals are and how beneficial they can be, then at least give them a try and see if they resonate with you. If so, you'll have something that provides beauty, healing, comfort and protection for life.