There was once a time when Egyptians believed that gold had healing powers. Queen Cleopatra herself was believed to have worn pure gold to make her complexion radiant.
Even in ancient Chinese medicine, gold was the secret ingredient to a youthful-looking skin. As magical as it sounds for metal to transform your daily skin care routine, there’s actually a science behind it.
Up to this day, gold is still added as an ingredient not only for medicine and diseases, but it is used for cosmetic purposes too. Here are 7 magical benefits of gold on your skin:
1. Gold is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties
Skincare physicians say that metal can calm acne inflammation, reduce redness on the skin, and it can also protect your skin against free radicals that cause wrinkles or sun damage.
2. Gold has reflective particles
Gold is the perfect ingredient to use if you want a brightening effect on your skin because of the metal’s reflective particles. That’s why we have seen a surge of skin care and makeup lines add this ingredient to their products. It has a direct bronzing and glowy effect which makes it irresistible for consumers. One specific brand that’s particularly our guilty pleasure when it comes to luxurious skin care is Orogold. From the brand’s namesake, you would know that the main ingredient for their skin care products is gold.
3. It helps with the reduction of acne and allergies
Because of gold’s antioxidant properties, Egyptians and Chinese medicine believe that the metal helps in increasing blood circulation which leads to a reduction in acne and other skin allergies.
4. It stimulates the skin cells
There are ions present in gold that can help in stimulating skin cells, nerves, and veins in your body. This leads to a healthy skin because of improved blood circulation and an increase in the metabolism of skin cells that will secrete waste.
5. Increase in skin elasticity
No wonder the older generation splurge in gold-induced skin care. With aging comes the inevitable sagging of skin but the use of gold can reduce the breakdown of elastin and restore the elasticity of the tissues. Gold can make your skin more toned and firm.
6. Gold has rejuvenating properties
Aside from the brightening effects of gold, it also has a soothing and harmonizing effect on your physical, mental and spiritual state. Some say it increases your energy, willpower, focus, and libido. Colloidal gold can also help stabilize body temperature in the case that you have chills, night sweats, and hot flashes.
7. It lightens complexion
It was rumored that Cleopatra used a gold mask every night to enhance her complexion. It was what kept her skin youthful, glowing and beautiful. Luckily, you can test out the Cleopatra face mask yourself if you really want to prove the benefits of gold. The famous Cleopatra 24K Nano Regimen worth P355,000 is now available in Orogold, Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila.