Does selenite help with acne?
The translucent purity of selenite connects it to the spiritual realm. Its name is derived from the Greek goddess of the moon Selene and from this association it derives its spiritual powers of rejuvenation and divine feminine energy.
Many believe it connects us to angels and since ancient times it has been considered one of the most sacred crystals.
Selenite brings clarity of mind and purpose, it expands awareness of the self and can be used to access past lives, it instills peace, clears confusion and allows you to see the bigger picture. But while it has enormous spiritual influence, it is also a crystal created over millions of years deep into the earth and therefore it is equally attuned to the physical aspects of life, which is why it is so revered as a tool for healing and wellbeing.
Seven health benefits of selenite
- Aligns the spinal column and helps with flexibility.
Can stabilise epileptic disorders.
Helps correct deformities of the skeletal system.
Is used to fight disorders associated with metal tooth fillings.
Reverses the effects of free radicals which can cause premature aging.
Can help in cancer treatment.
Relieves stress and anxiety
It must be emphasised that there has been no major scientific study to back up these claims and for any health concerns you may have you should also visit a medical professional but that doesn’t mean selenite cannot affect your well being. There are many people out there who benefit from its regular use.
Why does it work?
Selenite brings light down from the higher realm, it's all about purification and balance which is why it works so effectively in healing, whether your pain is physical, spiritual, emotional or mental. It’s also the ideal crystal when it comes to absorbing negative energy and encouraging positivity, which can really help people when they suffer any kind of setback, or health problem.
What is acne?
Acne is caused when hair follicles become blocked. Sebaceous glands lubricate the hair and the skin to stop it drying out. They do this by producing an oily substance called sebum.
In acne, the glands begin to produce too much sebum. The excess sebum mixes with dead skin cells and both substances form a plug in the follicle.
Normally harmless bacteria that live on the skin can then contaminate and infect the plugged follicles, causing papules, pustules, nodules or cysts.
Acne is common in teenagers and usually occurs when there’s a surfeit of the hormone testosterone, while women can be prone to acne as the result of hormonal fluctuations, for example during the perimenopause. Acne can also be triggered by certain cosmetics and medications – such as steroids, lithium used to treat depression and bipolar disorder and some drugs used to treat epilepsy.
Does selenite help to treat or clear acne? If so, how?
One of the more interesting claims for selenite is as a cure for acne. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence about selenite for acne that not only does it stop the skin erupting, but that it can also treat acne scarring which occurs as a result of acne becoming deep rooted.
Selenite has long been said to support the spleen chakra and this is what helps with the purification of the blood, often the cause of skin disorders. Another way selenite for acne works is as a cleansing stone, using its high vibrations to cleanse the skin. As it contains sulphur it can help to unblock the stagnation in the body and its energy can unplug those blocked pores. It ramps up the healing process and pulls away the negative energies and blockages that cause the spots and pustules. Some practitioners recommend keeping a selenite crystal under your pillow at night so that you are relaxed and more receptive to its healing powers but however you administer your selenite therapy, the message is to keep on doing it. Like any healing process it won’t happen overnight. Sure, there are those who will be sceptical about selenite’s powers to treat your acne but there are so many other complementary therapies that have been greeted with mistrust and later discovered to work. Incorporating selenite into your lifestyle could actually be the thing to make your acne disappear for good.
- Kanza Raza