It’s official, crystals and facial massage are having a MOMENT. You only have to take a quick scroll through social media to see beautifully refined facial tools popping up on shelfies and in selfies. Now that we have (a lot) more time on our hands more and more of us are reaching for these skincare tools as part of our everyday routines, but do they live up to the hype? I’ve popped everything I know about this trend and (spoiler alert!) it’s good, really good!
Now the observant amongst you will have seen that these tools can come in different types of crystal from rose quartz to jade and of course amethyst. Each crystal is legendary for having its own energy and healing properties, but if you’re sceptical about the power of crystals, each stone has its own physical and chemical properties. These can provide different benefits for different skin types and concerns so its key to clue yourself up and do the research. My personal favourite? It absolutely must be amethyst…
On a spiritual level, amethyst crystals are often used to ward off negative energies and stress therefore promoting clarity, relaxation, and stress relief. Now if there is anything more appropriate and needed for the times we are currently living through I’m not sure I know what it could be! Amethyst as an element emits infrared rays which slightly raise skin temperature when applied to increase circulation. This calms inflammation, soothes redness, and nourishes the skin by promoting oxygen and encouraging regeneration. Thanks to its negative charge, amethyst helps to draw out positively charged toxins and dangerous free radicals to aid in cleansing and detoxifying the skin. This can help to prevent bacteria growth and can really be beneficial for blemish prone skin.
Still sceptical? At the very least the beauty community appears to be united in the opinion that manual tools used on the face are more beneficial than electronic alternatives. They’re fantastic for facial massage which promotes lymphatic drainage (read: reduced puffiness) and promote blood flow to the area which can lead to a visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles over time. They can even aid in your hard-earned skincare ingredients being absorbed more effectively into the face and neck. A win win in my eyes!
If you’re hooked (and you should be) the only question remains is how to work amethyst crystal into your skincare routine? The rise of the facial roller and Gua Sha has been monumental and the who’s who of the beauty industry have attributed it to their gloriously de-puffed and even complexions. Amethyst facial rollers are simple and easy to slip into your routine. Simply use on cleansed skin in upwards and outwards motions across one half of the face, then the other. Make sure to run along the sides of the neck for deep relief from pent up tension.
Never heard of Gua Sha? Used in traditional Chinese medicine gua sha involves scraping a flat, rounded tool over the skin. Roughly translated gua means press or stroke, and sha refers to a rash or redness. Traditional Chinese therapists work hard and deep – skin can occasionally be left bright red. A gua sha treatment, even from home, relaxes facial muscles, gets the energy and blood moving and shifts puffiness. Studies show that it can even improve circulation by up to 400% which removes toxins and brings in oxygen and nutrients. Even 5 minutes a day can really reap results! Desperately looking for where you can pick up a kit with both tools in one place? Well look no further! Keep your eyes peeled on Bemora for our latest launch this month 😉. Race you!
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