When it comes to great skincare, many of us can use all the help we can get. Like any problem, approaching it from many angles often gives better results rather than throwing one stone at a problem and hoping it goes away. Smart, resourceful women tackle things with a multi-prong approach. It’s just what we do.
To get the most out of your skincare, there are many approaches you can take. A healthful diet rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and plenty of water is one way. Clean, gentle natural skincare that feeds our skin with nutrients is another. Protecting against sun and environmental stress with SPF is yet another. And a fourth that you may not have considered until now is using crystal energy to infuse your mind, body and spirit with loving energy, to relieve stress and strengthen our confidence.
What do all these skin care techniques have in common? They all inspire our mental and physical wellbeing, which is certainly a good thing for helping create the beautiful skin we hope to see looking back at us in the mirror.
Now, let’s talk crystals. Crystals are produced naturally in deep layers of the Earth. They are believed to have mystic and spiritual energy, as powerful as Mother Nature herself. Packed with minerals and coming in a variety of stunning colors, crystals are prized not only for their looks, but also for their importance in beauty regimens dating as far back as Ancient Egyptian times.
Let’s discuss four crystals that have been used in skincare for centuries:
Clear and pure, this type of quartz is prized for its mystic connection to the mind. It has been used for centuries for its purported ability to release tension, bring luck and serendipity, unlock mental clarity and increase the vibrations of other crystals. It is perhaps the most versatile crystal one can own. Cool to the touch, clear quartz is beneficial for reducing the look of puffiness anywhere on the face, especially around the eyes. Pop this crystal in the freezer for a long lasting cool feeling that will feel amazing on your skin.
With its alluring lavender color, amethyst is easily one of the most popular crystals of all time. It is said to ward away negativity and hone intuition while relieving you from everyday stress. If there’s one surefire way to improve the appearance of your complexion, it’s to reduce your stress levels. Stress induces cortisol, which wreaks havoc on all organs of the body, including your skin. When you’re stressed, you likely have a hard time getting a restful night of sleep. This again leads to skin that looks dull, irritated and blotchy. Stressed skin also ages faster, which is exactly what we don’t want. Stress has also been linked to rosacea flare ups. If you believe in the power of amethyst, you can channel its energy to help you stay calm and centered.
Loving rose quartz is a fan favorite for its perceived ability to wash away negative emotions, purify and renew the spirit, and ward off negativity. This traditionally romantic crystal is associated with beauty and youth, so naturally it is a fitting addition to any natural skincare regimen. Wealthy Ancient Egyptians used rose quartz in their beauty routines due to its high content of magnesium, oxygen and iron which they believed would renew, soothe and beautify skin and enhance radiance.
This cheery yellow crystal is full of joy. Historically, it has been associated with positivity, self esteem and confidence — all essentials feelings that make us look and feel our very best. Vibrant gold like pure honey, citrine is a beautiful crystal that inspires our inner sense of self worth and wellbeing. It is an excellent crystal to pair with your skincare routine.