2017 has come and gone, and with it countless beauty trends – some of which were effective. Others? Not so much. From crystals to acupuncture to vampire facials, there was no shortage of new-age beauty treatments women (and men) were willing to test out.
But with a new year upon us, there are a bounty of new beauty treatments. Here’s a look a five you’ve probably never heard of – and may want to jump on in 2018.
- Crystal Facial Grids
These days, yen seekers use crystals to create grid-like patterns on their faces. They believe this new age ritual stimulate and detoxifies various combinations of energy. Because crystals create both vibrations and energy, they supposedly change the harmonious patterns of energy in your face. Using them assists with releasing any tension that exists under the skin. Place key crystals on energy points or muscle peaks. This will help your new, revitalized energy flow to your complexion with ease.
- Jade Rollers
Jade: It’s no longer just for jewelry anymore. These inspiring gems are far from new in the world of new age beauty trends, but how they are being used are. Jade is a gemstone known for its calming effects. It’s also used in the beauty world for its anti-aging effects, although this is controversial to non-yen seekers. To use a jade roller, simply roll the device across your face. This will help to increase both elasticity and blood circulation, leading to the release of dead skin cells and appearance of new ones.
- Pearl Powder
For thousands of years, people in China have been extensively using powdered pearl as part of their beauty regimens. Natural pearl powder is a new age beauty trend that keeps your face looking young and vibrant. It can be used to:
- Heal blemishes
- Treata and prevent acne
- Prevent and treats skin disorders
- Reduces skin redness
Most pearl powders are made using freshwater pearls (there are many different types of pearls, and not all are created equally). Typically, high grade pearls aren’t going to find their way into cosmetics, but the lower grade pearls do the trick just fine. You can buy the powder online and easily mix it with mineral oils for a natural exfoliator, too.
- Salt Cave Spas
Salt caves became all the rage in 2017 – they were regularly featured in the news – and don’t expect it to stop in 2018. Also known as saline therapy or halotherapy, they are manmade rooms or caverns where you sit and take in the pure salt that is ground up and circulated throughout the air. Salt has been proven to carry numerous healing properties, from acne to arthritis.
- Crystal-Infused Skincare
Crystal infused, well, everything will continue to dominate the yen beauty scene in 2018. Glossier and other beauty product experts are jumping into this trend with various new product launches, such as a highlighter containing actual crystal extracts. Some of the most popular gems being used in this 2018 new age beauty trend include clear quartz, citrine, black tourmaline and rose quarz.