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Diamonds In The Rough? Tammy Fender Weighs In On Gemstone Facials

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I keep hearing about new facials with diamond dust and precious gemstones that are supposed to help center your body’s energy fields and lead to a better complexion. Are there real benefits to these treatments or is it all just a bunch of hype?

All precious metals, minerals, and gemstones carry their own energy and can be beneficial and healing when utilized in their purest form. However, it is important to understand that as powerful as these substances are in their unadulterated state, when they are used in treatments, benefits to the skin and body can only be realized if the substances have not been diluted or “manufactured.” Marketers play up the luxury side of diamonds and platinum to place higher price tags on spa services. It is essential to separate factual benefits from the hype and choose a treatment that has the intention of healing through the use of positive energy fields and balance.

A psychology major turned renowned facialist, Tammy Fender has become one of the most sought-after holistic skincare experts in the country for her unique approach, which targets the “whole person.” Relying on the healing properties of essential oils, she has created a successful custom-blended product line and operates a treatment studio in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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  1. hillarystyle says:

    the abrasive qualities are the only real benefit. the idea that our skin can benefit from pulverized gemstones (no matter how tiny) is crazy.

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