Here’s what you need to know about this latest skincare trend involving your favourite crystals and tumblestones…
Gemstone facials are the hottest thing in beauty right now, and they’re perfect for those needing the relaxing properties of a facial, yet the recuperating or healing treatment of gemstones that effectively balance your energy field. Certain gemstones are said to possess particular healing qualities, and can be utilised in massage certain oils and skincare items for a person’s face and neck for a spiritually balancing yet rejuvenating experience.
What happens during a treatment?
Gemstone facials are performed with either gemstone wands or a set of crystals that have been energised by being left in the moonlight. Your facial would usually begin with the application of an oil and a massage to help with the removal of toxins and stress that shows through your skin. You may also have a mud mask or steaming session to open up the pores and refresh the skin. Following this, gemstones with particular healing and balancing qualities (such as Rose Quartz, Citrine and Amethyst), would be rested on certain areas of the face to adjust the vitality levels and unwind you, or they could be used as a major aspect or tool in aiding a massage treatment. Following the treatment, a moisturiser and deep breathing exercise may be introduced to calm the mind.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
• Balancing of the chakras • Elevation of mood • A glow to the skin • Calming experience to de-stress
Try this at home!
Give yourself a crystal facial
1 Using smudging sticks, energetically cleanse your space with herbs like sage to clear out any negative energy.
2 With a gentle cleanser, wash your face and apply a face mask that suits your skin type. While this sinks in, wash your gemstones (if needed) to ensure they’re clean. Make sure your stones are energetically clear and charged.
3 Lie down flat in a comfy spot – preferably somewhere where you can keep your stones close by.
4 Create a crystal grid by placing the following stones on your face:
5 Two Shungite stones (one on each cheek) for detoxification, calming and purification.
6 One Clear Quartz stone (on the chin) for clarity and clearing the skin.
7 Tourmalinated Quartz stones (two on the forehead) for breaking up any tension and energy blocks in your face.
8 Close your eyes, relax and leave your crystal facial grid in place for 20 minutes.
9 Open your eyes and ease yourself back into reality. Remove your stones from your face and rinse them with water.