“Shine bright like a diamond” may seem like catchy lyric, but wouldn’t you want to shine like a gemstone if you knew you could?
Along with their outer radiance, gemstones have a high vibrational energy that draws us into their mysterious magic. We wear them as jewelry, decorate our houses with them and some of us even carry them in our purses. The good news is that we can actually harness their glowing energy and use it on our skin in our everyday routines.
If you can’t relate to how gemstones might heal your skin and make you look better, think of a mineral spring soak. Laying in nature’s waters while your skin soaks up the rich minerals leaves you rejuvenated and your complexion silky smooth. Since most of us don’t have the time to venture deep into the mountains, we can incorporate gemstones into our skin care for the same effects.
Like most natural beauty techniques, gemstones have been around for centuries. Even Cleopatra was well aware of the subtly seductive nature of gems and their skin-healing properties (she was said to use pure gold in facials and crush lapis lazuli as eye shadow).
Each gemstone has its own unique healing properties that benefit different skin types. The funny thing about gemstones is that our intuition and their vibration draw us to certain ones, so the imbalance your body feels usually leads you straight to the stone you most need.
For example, moonstone essence is known to give a youthful glow that goes beyond the surface of your skin. It also balance our yin and yang energies, or the male and female facets of our bodies. This dramatically helped to heal my skin and hormonal acne. Using a cream with moonstone essence halts my monthly blemish crisis and even helped me wean off harsh, anti-breakout chemicals.
Another gemstone close to my heart (and bedside) is ruby. Last year I was experiencing more environmental and emotional pollution than I was used to. Coupled with a not-so-fabulous diet, my skin immediately let me know it was unhappy by breaking out into deep, infectious pimples.