Everywhere we look, we see healing crystals. Instagram is flooded with images of their dazzling beauty, news outlets are trying to debunk them — hell, they even sell sex toys made out of them. But, while crystals may seem like another millennial obsession, they’re actually quite the opposite. So much so that they’ve been used since ancient times for their healing, wellness, and beauty benefits.
As a matter of fact, many of the beauty industry’s most sought-after products and rituals utilize the power of crystal energy to set themselves apart from others. Curious to know more? We’re sharing some of the top crystals used in beauty, ahead.
Perhaps one of the most popular crystals available, rose quartz boasts major beauty benefits. Thanks to its ability to activate the heart chakra and promote positive energy, rose quartz can work to replace feelings of stress and tension with powerful expressions of love, hope, peace, and faith. Because these vibrations work on a cellular level, they can rejuvenate the skin and promote cellular turnover to target fine lines and wrinkles.
Because of its glittering properties, rose quartz is also commonly used in makeup items such as blush, highlighter, and eyeshadow. For a highlighter that truly sparkles, try Glossier’s Haloscope in Quartz. Formulated with genuine quartz extract, the highlighter stick glides onto the skin for the ultimate glow factor.
Puffy skin begone! Formulated with oxygenating properties, hematite can be used to de-puff the eyes, improve circulation, and energize the complexion. To use hematite in your beauty routine, apply a nourishing eye cream — like this one from Mad Hippie — to your under-eye area and use a tumbled hematite crystal to massage the eye contour in outward motions.
Another healing crystal with powerful beauty benefits? Amazonite. According to Crystal Bliss by Devi Brown, if you have a blister, rash, or even a breakout, you can rub polished amazonite on said skin issues to accelerate healing.
In addition to using polished amazonite on skin issues, you may also want to incorporate a healing skin cream like Yu-Be’s Advanced Formula Pure Hydration Cream. Formulated with soothing chamomile, the do-it-all skin cream can soothe skin, promote healing, and provide the complexion with deep nourishment.
Looking for a healing crystal that can be used to restore, heal, and purify? Look no further than jade. The gorgeous green stone is most commonly used in the form of a massage roller — aka, a jade roller — and can be used to promote lymphatic drainage, improve circulation, and reveal a glowing complexion.
For at-home jade rolling, prep the skin with Farmaesthetics Calendula Remedy Oil, then use a clean jade roller in upward motions to massage the complexion.
For skin that is prone to redness and breakouts, turn to amethyst. A deeply therapeutic stone, amethyst promotes overall detoxification of the body, which can be especially useful for getting rid of pesky pimples. For face breakouts, try creating a homemade amethyst-infused facial spray using crystal water, antibacterial jojoba oil, and clarifying lavender. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 tsp jojoba oil
- 3 drops lavender essential oil
- Distilled water
- A tumbled amethyst stone
- A singing bowl or small glass bowl
- A 2 oz amber glass spray bottle
- A funnel
- Clean amethyst with warm water and soap.
- Place amethyst in a singing bowl. If you don’t have a singing bowl, a glass bowl will do.
- Fill the bowl with distilled water and place in the sun for 6-8 hours.
- Once the crystal water is charged, remove it from the sun.
- Next, sterilize the glass spray bottle by soaking it in boiling water for 20 minutes.
- Then, use the funnel to add 3 tsp of jojoba oil.
- With good aim, add 3 drops of lavender essential oil.
- Gently swirl the mixture together to combine.
- Use the funnel to fill the bottle with amethyst-infused water.
- Secure the spray lid and shake before each use.
– Jessie Quinn