Ever wonder what it takes to look flawless like the mythical goddesses in books and paintings? Well, apart from having to become an immortal to attain all that perfection that artists have painted them to be, perhaps the ancient practice of healing with crystals may just be the answer to your desires of beauty.
As seen in fashion articles featuring essential items in the bags of many female celebrities, beauty editors, fashion influencers, a precious stone or healing stone linked with lithotherapy would definitely pop up in their list of exquisite items to showcase.
The use of healing stones and its virtues are based on old practices. Although it has no scientific backing, there are mixed responses to the effectiveness of them, wherein one group finds it a total waste of time and money, while others find solace. However, it is surely fun to find out properties that these stones possess and be in the know of the world.
Nonetheless, here's a reminder: These crystals do not make your skin flawless automatically, but may assist you in your endeavour. They are a classy addition to your jewellery collection, but you should keep in mind that the healing properties that are to be mentioned here cannot be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.
With that said, are you ready to embrace them and channel your inner goddess’ glow and crystal clear skin, starting with these 7 healing stones?
Skin Purification with Black Onyx
Begin your journey of beauty with the stone of power, onyx. It is often a black stone formed by a variety of microcrystalline quartz, when silica is deposited in lava gas cavities. This alluring black stone is alleged to possess the power of cleansing negativity from a crystal, person or environment. The black onyx is usually deemed as an excellent crystal for skin purification and healing of sunburns, fungal infections and inflammation, hence, perfect for keeping your skin calm and smooth throughout the day in the study of folk medicine.
Fair Skin with Amber
Known as one of the world’s oldest and most coveted treasures, the amber is fossilised from world’s oldest conifer resins. It has been appreciated for its beautiful orangey red colour and natural beauty for the longest time.
It is said to be highly effective in combating free radicals in your skin and making your skin fairer. Portrayed in the most ancient cultures, as the drops of sun, amber is viewed also as a talisman of beauty, renewal and protection.
Cell Reparation with Rose Quartz
A gentle healing stone known to signify beauty and youth, the rose quartz is believed by Ancient Egyptians to behold the power of fighting ageing. This is probably due to the fact this rosy stone is made up of minerals, like magnesium, iron, and oxygen, which encourage cell reparation.
Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms and is the second most abundant mineral in Earth's continental crust, behind feldspar. Rose quartz is one which exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue. The beautiful colour is usually considered as due to trace amounts of titanium, iron or manganese in the material.
The charming rose quartz is purported to renew the skin, leaving one with a radiance enviable by many.
Clarification of Skin with Emerald
Widely known as "The Healer's Stone" due to its alleged capability of bringing emotional, physical and spiritual balance to its natives, the emerald helps in soothing rashes and irritation of the skin, as a way to achieve an equilibrium in health and clearer skin!
Hydration with Blue Sapphire
Traditionally associated with love and purity, the blue sapphire has been regarded as the element of water, which is deeply hydrating. This alluring stone is said to encourage restoration, rejuvenation and healing of the skin from harmful environmental effects.
Reduction of Breakouts with Turquoise
Highly prized for its good-luck-charm and health properties, turquoise has been linked with balance, wisdom, serenity, positive thinking and love. It is said to help dissipate negative energy and promote tissue growth. Due to its detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties, it helps reduce acne breakouts, soothes sore throats and clears the lungs.
Detoxification with Amethyst
A favourite choice for many healers to help relieve breathing disorders, depression, mental conditions and hyperactivity, amethyst also aids in the treatment of upset stomach, skin infections, arthritis and heart disease. Healers, who practise lithotherapy, believe that this gemstone fights bacteria, reduces toxic loads in the body, supports cellular regeneration and promotes positive thinking.
And with its enticing purple colour and overwhelming familiarity and femininity, this stellar healing stone is bound to charm many as a jewellery.