First used in seventh-century China, and then allegedly used by Cleopatra in ancient Egypt, the skin-healing and energy-balancing abilities of jade, rose quartz and a whole host of other crystals have definitely earned their place within Holy Grail beauty routines and rituals.
The gemstones vibrate at a higher frequency than our bodies and release mild electrical charges which can cool the skin's surface. This can help boost blood circulation, calm puffiness and aid lymphatic drainage as well as helping to amplify the effects of other products, driving ingredients towards our weaker cells when used in skin care.
Gua Sha and Facial Rollers gained notoriety in Chinese medicine and beauty rituals due to their concerns of premature ageing being caused by poor blood circulation. Gemstones are filed and carved mirror-smooth and used in conjunction with a massage oil help to work the skin, stimulate blood flow and collagen production, as well as aiding lymphatic drainage and calming puffiness and inflammation for a sculpted, toned and lifted complexion.
Firming and toning the skin as it rolls, this elegant tool can also help to minimise discolouration and even out texture, tone and clarity. Use it around your eyes and, with regular use, fine lines can be reduced and dark circles diminished – it even works to reduce persistent wrinkles (it’s great for combatting ‘elevens’). Store in the fridge to enhance the relaxing and tightening benefits.
Rose Quartz is known for improving self-love and acceptance as well as reducing fine lines, wrinkles and smoothes out rough skin while also improving circulation and calming the complexion.
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