Skincare Screw-ups You Need to Stop Making

In the rush of everyday life, we make many mistakes when taking care of our skin and without knowing it, these can result in dull, wrinkly skin. To that end, here are some skincare screw-ups we need to avoid ASAP.

Sleeping with makeup on. This is one of those mistakes that can happen after a long day—or just become a bad habit we end up adopting out of convenience, since removing makeup can often be a real chore. However, leaving makeup on clogs pores and leads to bad buildup that in turn can lead to acne breakouts and other issues.

Pimple-popping. As much as we hate those blemishes and think we’re taking matters into our own hands with a good squeeze, dermatologists constantly advise not to do this. Basically, popping those pimples just spreads the infection and can worsen your problems with acne, not to mention leave unsightly acne scars.

Changing products too often. This hurts us in a couple of ways. First, products need time to work, and making quick switches out of impatience may deprive us of the results we wanted—and would have gotten—if we had waited a bit more. In addition, leaping before you look as you make these abrupt changes can result in allergic skin reactions to ingredients, causing redness and acne breakouts.

Non-professional facial cleansing. While there are tons of recipes online for DIY (do it yourself) facial masks and more, sometimes these DIY treatments can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Morever, an experienced dermatologist will set up cleaning according to your skin type and concerns, using more powerful ingredients that really get in there, as opposed to a promised quick solution you get over the counter. Pore strips are a good example of these: they just don’t work. To really get at blackheads, for example, a dermatologist is by far your best bet. They have the talent, the tools and the know-how to band blackheads with specialized treatments.

About Kristals Cosmetics
Kristals Cosmetics has unlocked the holistically healing power of gemstones to promote vibrant, radiant skin with a deep range of products, including creams, masks and serums. Kristals complements its gemstone-infused skincare products with leading-edge ingredients designed to pair perfectly with precious gems, including peptides, niacinamide and Vitamin C.


Gemstones for Healing

Gemstones for healing are a hot ingredient in skincare products right now. And, when paired with other helpful ingredients like peptides, pro-vitamin B5, vitamin C and niacinamide, they can make a real difference in the look and feel of your skin. That’s why the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics have been mixing gems like diamonds, amethysts, rose quartz and others into their cosmetic formulations.

But there’s a secondary benefit to gemstones that goes beyond skin deep. And that’s their ability to promote healing. Here are five gemstones you’ll want to check out for their unique healing properties.

Gemstones for Healing

#1 Diamonds

As the hardest of the gemstones, it’s not surprising that diamonds can exude a feeling of power. This makes them a great ingredient for both exfoliating and strengthening the skin. But beyond that, the feeling of strength and dominance created by diamonds can bring power to other parts of the body, as well, such as the nails and eyes.

Read a review of the Kristals Cosmetics diamond products line at Jess Oshii here.

And for under your eyes, Kristals Cosmetics has a product that brings quick results: our Diamond Select Anti-Gravity Spark Eye Mask, which Glossybox is featuring in its December 2016 box.

#2 Amethyst

Another common gemstone in skincare, amethyst has a healing reputation as a positive gem. It can help to tamp down negative emotions and help you feel your best each day.

Read a review of Kristals Cosmetics’ Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment at the New Spirit Journal here and see our Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Activating Serum featured in FabFitFun! You can also check out the entire Kristals Cosmetics Amethyst product line reviewed in Currently Crushing.

#3 Pearl

The healing power of pearls are so intriguing that it’s starting to be used as a nutritional supplement in addition to a skincare ingredient. It strengthens the blood and helps to build healthy cells and bones.

Read & watch a video review of the PEARL Neck & Chest Extra Firming Cream from Kristals Cosmetics over at TheInsideOutBeauty by Heidi.

#4 Rose Quartz

If you need a pick-me-up in your self esteem, then a product with rose quartz in it might be the ticket. The mineral has a nurturing, warm energy that can help you love yourself and feel worthy of the love of others.

#5 Sapphire

Like its cold, calculating color, sapphire might be the gemstone to try if you need to focus in on the task at hand. The stone promotes intelligence and clear thinking.