The ever-evolving world of skin care has embraced the beauty and energy of gems. An ancient practice has moved into the modern world and the results are stunning. We are surrounded in an environment with an electromagnetic field, just as gemstones carry an electromagnetic field. Gemstones have been linked to health, well-being, and the skin with this energy. Gemstone therapy revolves around the idea that all matter is composed of energy and crystals have energy that resonates with natural vibrations in the human body.
Gemstone crystals come from the earth, so it is only natural to harness the benefits in skin care. Healers have been using gemstones to align chakras and balance a person through energy. So, why wouldn’t we move into putting them directly on skin?
While there is not much in the way of scientific research about the effects of gemstones and the health of the skin and body, it can raise the vibrational energy in the room and help clients relax.
Now, there are many gemstones currently being used in the treatment room, all with very different properties. Many products have antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, but the precious minerals found in crystals and gemstones can tone, firm, and regenerate the skin.
Quartz, one of the most common minerals on earth, comes in many forms. Rose quartz and clear quartz are widely used. Rose quartz is a heart healer and a conductor of the heart. Rose quartz helps balance and strengthen the heart and circulatory system. It can stimulate blood circulation to bring more oxygen to the skin, clearing away toxins and impurities. The vibrations of love from the stone can unblock the energy that clogs the heart chakra, letting go of stress and negativity that can cause tensions in muscles and create fine lines and wrinkles.
Clear quartz is connected with clarity, manifestation, and focus. It also clears negative energy of many kinds. It is a balancer and deep soul cleanser and boosts the immune system.
Sapphires represent wealth, success, and strength, as well as serenity, contentment, and tranquility. Sapphire is linked to stimulating the pituitary gland, which produces melanin. It helps in stabilizing sensitive skin, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, and lifting sagging skin.
Malachite is all about facilitating transformation, renewing energy, and setting the stage for positive change. It is also known for its ability to detoxify the skin, as well as the spirit. Malachite contains a high copper content that stimulates collagen production, improves skin elasticity, and fights wrinkles.
Tourmaline is considered a talisman of luck and a powerful protector. It is an energizing stone used to vitalize the skin, making it more radiant and youthful. Tourmaline crystals heat up as they are rubbed into the skin because they are positively charged on one end and negatively charged on the other. Tourmaline extract triggers a warming effect to increase the production of new collagen.
Diamonds are among the most precious gemstones and are known for strengthening all the energy centers of the human body. Diamonds are great for exfoliating the skin. They also have great absorption levels, so when they make contact with active antiaging ingredients, the latter can penetrate deeper into the skin, making antiaging products more efficient.
Emerald is a powerful stone with high energy and healing powers. In skin care, it is a great antiaging ingredient that boosts collagen production, prevents loss of moisture, and stimulates new cell formation. It also repairs damaged skin, evens out skin tone, and improves skin’s elasticity, resulting in a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
There are many other stones used in skin care products, such as ruby, pearl, gold, lapis, citrine, and amethyst.
The types of products gemstones are being used in is long. Some of the most popular types of products are redness reducing creams, scrubs, enzyme masks, facial oils, hydrating moisturizers, skin brighteners, and, of course, eye creams. Basically, all products used daily. There are even products for the body using gemstones.
Asking questions and listening to the client will always allow the professional to choose the best gemstone-based product for a treatment. A skin care professional can create an entire skin treatment based around one gemstone to engulf the client in the gemstone they may need. Using gemstone rollers is also a fantastic way to relax the client and stimulate the skin at the same time.
The industry is only beginning to unlock the power of gemstones and skin care. As professionals, combining the health of the skin and the mental and emotional health of the client has never looked so bright.