If you’re a millennial, chances are one of your friends swears by the power of crystals. They burn sage to clear out negative energy and smack your hand away if you attempt to touch their spiritual wealth bowl.
New Age beauty is indeed a thing, and even though the use of crystals and other New Age healing tools have been around for eons, it’s poised to become a defining trend in 2018. And while many aren’t batting an eye a $150 crystal-infused face cream, others are eye-rolling to high heaven.
Detractors aside, you can’t deny that there may be some merit to an industry that’s currently raking in $3.7 trillion.
Diane Kewley is the owner of Toronto-based metaphysical store, Happy Soul. She’s built her business around her own strong convictions that crystals are much more than pretty paper weights.
“Crystals have likely been used in beauty routines for thousands of years though [have] waned in recent times. In terms of using crystals for beauty, practices are being developed by people that have extensive knowledge of crystals and experiment to test their effectiveness,” she told HuffPost Canada.
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“An example of [the] science behind using crystals in a beauty routine is the tourmaline hair straightening iron, which became popular on the beauty scene in 2004. The tourmaline emits negative ions that counteract the positive ions present in dry or damaged hair, resulting in smooth, shiny strands.”
If conventional beauty products and routines aren’t working out for you, there’s no harm in experimenting with something a little unconventional. Below are some popular New Age beauty rituals and products that could leave you looking and feeling better than ever.
1. Jade rollers
Jade rollers are anything but new. In fact, they’ve existed for centuries — and for a good reason. Jade is known for its calming and anti-aging effects. The simple tool is easy to use. You simply roll it on your face to increase blood circulation and elasticity, and to aid in skin cell turnover.
Another benefit of using a jade roller is its ability to amp up your skin’s absorption to maximize the effectiveness of products like serums and moisturizers.
Where to get it:Herbivore, $32.13
2. Crystal facial grids
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Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Travel