Natural Approaches to Solving Skin Problems

You might be surprised to know that many of your most common skincare problems can be treated with products your probably have in your kitchen cupboard. Save yourself shopping time, dollars, and worries about dangerous ingredients by trying the natural route first.

Here are some common skin problems, along with some very simple natural approaches to solving them:

Chapped lips. Are you ready for winter? Cold, dry air means dry, chapped lips. Skip the sticky Chapstick and stinky Carmex. Choose coconut oil or olive oil – with a clean finger, swipe some on and then rub your lips together.

Dry, cracked cuticles. Is there anything worse than cracked and bleeding cuticles? It’s just not possible. This remedy is very similar to the approach to chapped lips. Treat your sore fingertips to some tropical coconut oil. Massage into the cuticle areas just before bed. For extra softening, wear cotton gloves overnight.

Dark under-eye circles. Some of us are literally born with them, some of them are earned by burning the midnight oil, and no matter how you get them you’ll certainly want to get rid of them! Dark circles can make you look tired and older. Try teabags, an old time-tested remedy. Steep two black or green teabags in warm water. Squeeze them so they aren’t dripping, lie down comfortably, and place one bag over each eye for at least 10 minutes. The tannins will help constrict any dilated blood vessels, and as the teabags cool they will help reduce puffiness.

Tired or dull complexion. Sometimes the simplest tips are the best. In the case of a face that needs a quick pick-me-up, try an ice-cube facial. It may sound like a form of mild torture, but gently running an ice cube over your face has an amazing effect on increasing circulation, meaning an instant rosy glow. Find a thin handkerchief or cloth napkin and wrap an ice cube. Wait a few seconds for the ice to melt a bit, then glide the cold surface over your cheeks, nose, forehead and witness a more youthful you in the mirror.

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.

Aquamarine: The Skin-Soothing Gem

In many ancient cultures, people believed gemstones could deliver a wide array of health benefits. Today, of course, gemstones are mainly used in jewelry.  There are still those who believe in the health bonuses you can reap from certain gemstones and minerals. People can use gemstones as a tool in spiritual practices, to restore energy fields, to achieve peace, and even to attract love and increase personal safety.

In some belief systems, gems are placed on particular areas of the body, called “chakras,” and allowed to rest there in order to promote physical, spiritual, and emotional healing. Using gemstones for their health benefits can also be as simple as wearing a piece of jewelry made with a specific gem – thereby potentially providing ornamentation and better health at the same time.

Cool blue aquamarine is a cooling stone in more than one way. Aquamarine can cool anger and fear. This gem also cools down (alleviates) the symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema, hives, allergic rashes, rosacea, and psoriasis, and it may also help prevent outbreaks of herpes. Removing the aggravating factor or factors and supporting physical calming will naturally result in smoother skin surface.

This makes it ideal for men to use in their shaving routine. Read this review on Beauty News NYC about the Aquamarine products line from Kristals Cosmetics.

Aquamarine supports the healing of inflammatory skin diseases of all kinds. Other skin diseases caused by allergies may be cured by aquamarine, and use of this gemstone can complement the treatment for shingles.

To use this gemstone and bring its skin-smoothing powers into your life, try choosing a piece of aquamarine jewelry that you can wear every day, like a ring or a pendant. If you prefer not to wear your aquamarine, you could purchase a raw stone, not too small, to carry in your pocket or purse. You could also shop for small sculptures or other decorative items made of aquamarine or incorporating some aquamarine into the design. Place the item close to where you spend the most time – your desk, in your car, next to your bed, or even in the kitchen. Every time you touch or see your aquamarine, take a moment to meditate on the smooth, healthy skin you are hoping for.

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.

How Aventurine Delivers Anti-Aging Benefits

Science has shown that skin cells use circadian genes to detect the passage of time and determine their daily rhythm of repair and regeneration. This delicate cycle can be upset by UV rays and pollutants, leading to dull skin and wrinkles, while also reducing skin cells’ ability to repair themselves.

Instead of using harmful petrochemicals, SLS (sodium laurel sulfate) and paraben-based beauty and healthcare products to protect against skin aging, you should consider using natural based products like ancient cultures did.

There aren’t many ways to stop time, but a natural substance might be able to slow it down. Gels and lotions infused with the gemstone known as aventurine can turn slow down the clock on connective tissues, providing anti-aging benefits that come from the skin-protecting power of this gemstone.

Aventurine comes in many different colors in nature, including the typical green but also yellow, orange, blue, grey, or even brown. In terms of healing effects, aventurine has many positive traits. Aventurine benefits the thymus gland and nervous system. It balances blood pressure and stimulates the metabolism, even lowering cholesterol. Aventurine has an anti-inflammatory effect and eases skin eruptions, allergies, migraines, and soothes the eyes. It heals lungs, sinuses, heart, and muscular and urogenital systems.

In a spiritual sense, aventurine is associated with the heart chakra (which is depicted as green in color), and is considered a stone of luck. This gem is often used in abundance rituals and is sometimes kept in cash registers or piggy banks.

In Japan, facial tools made from green aventurine are reported to gently smooth the skin and neutralize the effects of electromagnetic pollution on skin – these offending rays come from computers, televisions, and other electronic equipment. You could also try putting a small tumbled (polished) aquamarine stone right in your bottle of toner, cleanser, or body spray.

Of course, wearing aventurine is always an option, and this stone can be found fashioned into beads or even carved amulets in varying shapes. Look for jewelry incorporating aventurine in the color that appeals to you most.

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.

The 5 Best Crystals for Boosting Your Mood

People turn to healing crystals for a variety of reasons. Some provide warmth and love; others bring clear thinking and knowledge. And the skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics and other skincare companies harness their powers for your skin and overall well-being.

Perhaps one of the greatest powers of crystals, however, is simply their ability to enhance your mood. With that in mind, here are five crystals that seem to have the biggest impact in that arena.

The 5 Best Crystals for Boosting Your Mood

#1 Rose Quartz

Calming and soothing, the pink hues of rose quartz can wrap you in warmth and bring about feelings of harmony and love. If you’re trying to heal from a broken or troubled relationship, rose quartz is capable of bringing that peace to you.

#2 Aventurine

Though it’s available in several colors, the green shade of aventurine is traditionally known as a stone of luck. It will make you feel more fortunate and confident simply by carrying it around with you. Overall, the luck imparted by aventurine can lead to improved self-esteem and a better sense of one’s worth.

#3 Amethyst

Amethyst is a crystal that answers to a higher power. In practice, it boosts your mood by lending clarity, a heightened consciousness and an end to confusion. If stress and anxiety are constants on your heart and mind, then amethyst can lend a helping hand. Here’s a review on the New Spirit Journal on how it benefits your skin, too.

And psst… our Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Activating Serum was featured in FabFitFun! You can also check out the entire Kristals Cosmetics Amethyst product line reviewed in Currently Crushing.

#4 Rock Crystal

Also known as clear quartz, this is often viewed as the ultimate healing stone. Whatever issues are lingering in your past that are troubling you, rock crystal can offer a path forward with a jolt to your mood, mind and consciousness.

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

#5 Citrine

If you’re looking for a mood boost through new opportunities and financial prosperity, the warm yellow hues of citrine offer the answer. It can clear your mind and help you focus on the goals ahead.

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.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: Crystals That Enhance Beauty

Humans have been intrigued by the metaphysical powers of crystals for centuries. And one topic that has long been a point of fascination is the impact of crystals on beauty. For example, many cultures believed that wearing crystals such as opal, aquamarine or amber would enhance the beauty of the wearer. Indigo, rose quartz and garnet are other crystals that seem to promote inner beauty.

As it turns out, some of these metaphysical properties of crystals on beauty also translate to real, tangible properties, in the form of crystals used in skincare and beauty products. The skincare and beauty researchers at Kristals Cosmetics harness the following crystals in their line of beauty products.

Kristals Cosmetics Tips: Crystals That Enhance Beauty

#1 Rock Crystal
When ground into a fine powder, rock crystal serves as a powerful exfoliator to enhance beauty. It removes dead skin cells and leaves the skin smooth and evenly toned. Kristals Cosmetics adds vitamins A and E to soften the skin in its Rock Crystal Instant Skin Polisher.

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

#2 Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is a crystal that has been used to enhance beauty since ancient times. For the skin, rose quartz has the power to boost the immune system and stimulate new cell growth in products like Kristals Cosmetics’ Rose Quartz Oil Free Hydrating Cream.

#3 Amethyst
Amethyst has the power to draw toxins from the body as it purifies, revitalizes and nourishes the skin. This makes it a powerful crystal in beauty in products like Kristals’ Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Cream.

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.

#4 Sapphire
Wisdom is beauty, as well, and the precious crystal sapphire has long been known as the wisdom stone, bringing a sense of calm and peace through clarity and knowledge. Kristals Cosmetics harnesses this crystal for beauty in various products, including its Sapphire Retinol Firming & Lifting Eye Serum.

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.

The Beauty-Boosting Vitamins You Need to Be Taking

There is no single vitamin that contributes more the other for skin health, so it is recommended to maintain a balanced supply of vitamins and minerals. Vitamins are an essential part of the health and welfare of the body and beauty. The important role of vitamins has been widely recognized by the industry of cosmetics and skincare. You can choose a variety of products for your skin from Kristals Cosmetics, which formulates gemstone-infused skincare products that also include powerfully calibrated doses of key antioxidant vitamins that work well with gemstones to product powerful, lasting effects to refresh and revitalize skin. With that in mind, here’s a look at the vitamins that help boost beauty.

Vitamin A: This fundamental vitamin is great not only for overall nutrition but also when used in skincare products. Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that has been proven to work to smooth wrinkles and nourish skin.

Vitamin C: Products with this key vitamin will refine the skin texture, pigmentation and significantly improve the skin texture. That said, keep in mind that topical vitamin C must be kept in dark containers, because clear or light containers will allow in sunlight, which destroys the skincare benefits of vitamin C creams.

Vitamin E: This crucial component in cells helps to improve the immune system to prevent cell degeneration. The reason why this vitamin has been added to cosmetic creams is because it improves the elasticity of the skin and reduces wrinkles. Its anti-inflammatory properties help the skin in its natural regenerative process and provide natural protection against ultraviolet rays and negative effects.

Panthenol: Also known as provitamin B5, this is a superb moisturizer and also known soothing inflamed skin. It works well when paired with skin-soothing gemstones such as aventurine, among others.

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.