Dua Lipa just showed us exactly how she's 'recharging her crystals' this summer—here's how to copy her healing vibe

Dua Lipa's vacay self-care is giving Mermaid Barbie...

Dua Lipa wears a silver, sheer dress at the premiere of "Barbie" held at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on July 9, 2023 in Los Angeles, California/ in a pink sunset-like gradient template
(Image credit: Getty Images/Christopher Polk/WWD)

After a busy few months of Barbie press—not to mention being a headliner on the official soundtrack—Mermaid Barbie herself, aka Dua Lipa, is taking a beat to 'recharge her crystals.'

The singer-turned-actress has jetted off on a well-deserved 'Tomato Girl' summer, to kick back, unwind and recuperate and honestly, her Instagram posts (aside from inspiring some new capsule wardrobe buys) are making us want to drop everything and pack our bags for sunnier climes.

Alas, while a similar sun-soaked getaway might not be on the cards for many of us right now, we can at least take cues from Dua's own restorative trip...

How Dua Lipa is recharging her crystals?

Dua took to her socials on Monday, July 31, 2023, to share a glimpse of her healing summer. The carousel saw the Dance The Night songstress repping the 'exposed thong' trend (much like her iconic Barbie premiere dress) underneath a bright red crochet dress as she posed on the shoreline—channeling IRL mermaid vibes.

She accompanied her effortless, summer fit with a very natural, 'lived in' makeup look and captioned the post: "charging my crystals ✨." 

Her post reminds us just how restorative a trip away can be, or just some days spent soaking up the sun and sea. The caption especially got us thinking that perhaps we should take this as a sign from the sheer dress queen herself, to dust off our own crystals and self-care essentials...

MIL's crystal-recharging toolkit

If you too want to recharge your crystals (both literally and figuratively) like Dua, we've gathered up a few essentials to assist you—from depuffing Gua Sha face tools to soothing face masks, all of which, can fit in your suitcase for your next trip.

If you're a crystal beginner and are unsure where to start, the shimmering rocks can have a ton of uses besides just being aesthetic. In fact,  you can get crystals for sleep and even crystals for anxiety.

Alternatively, you can also use skincare or cryotherapy tools like ice globes to refresh, recharge and treat yourself to a self-care, facial moment, especially if you're currently enjoying the summer heat and sun...

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.