From Kim Kardashian West to Victoria Beckham, several A-list celebrities have vouched for the incredible benefits of crystals in their skincare routine. Now before you diss this as just another millennial trend that you want nothing to do with, hear us out.
Although benefits of crystals are based in pseudoscience, testaments to their healing properties go back a long, long way. Since these stones come directly from the ground, their connection to the earth is unparallel and they possess unbelievable mind and body healing qualities, which includes your skin.
From relaxing facial muscles to ensuring that the rest of your skincare products sink into your skin and work better, crystals are super beneficial for your skin. Ahead, a list of the best crystals and the unique skincare benefits they possess.
Tourmalines are granite-like stones that contain a variety of elements such as iron, magnesium, aluminium and potassium. The best thing about this crystal is that it helps to infuse negative ions into your skin that help improves blood circulation, reduce water retention and delivers a luminous glow.
Popularised by the ancient Chinese healing technique – Gua Sha, rose quartz crystals have incredible skincare benefits. Since rose quartz is connected to the heart, it is a great way to improve blood circulation, as well as increase the flow of oxygen to your skin. This helps to eliminate toxins and other impurities to improve elasticity, unclog and tighten pores, reduce dark circles and puffiness, even out the skin tone and calm the effects of stress on the skin that lead to fine lines and wrinkles.
Another amazing crystal has to be the black onyx which is widely appreciated for its soothing and calming properties. When used in skincare, this crystal helps to soothe inflammation and redness and delivers an even-toned complexion. Additionally, it has magical abilities when it comes to healing sunburn as well as fungal infections.
If you haven’t already heard of jade rollers, girl, it’s about time you updated your skincare knowledge. Jade rollers are comparatively cool against the skin. This property is what helps to calm your skin, facilitate lymphatic drainage, tightens skin and reduce puffiness. It also aids in supplying oxygen to your skin and therefore, aids in your skincare products working better.
Amethyst is a great crystal for anyone who constantly suffers from clogged pores due to formation of dead skin cells. Rubbing an amethyst roller against your skin works to exfoliate your skin and remove all the dead skin that your usual exfoliator may have left behind. This not only helps to brighten up the top layer of your skin but also leaves it looking extremely healthy and plump.