I’ve already heard about using pearl powder as a beauty product for many years, but it is until recently that I started to give it a try. Pearl powder has been used by many female impresses of China in the ancient days as a skin care preparation and cosmetic. Today, you can see many Asian cosmetics and creams contain pearl powder. Many People take it internally too, but let’s just stick with what pearl powder can do to your skin for now.
So, what is pearl powder? Pearl powder is actually grinded powder from pearls. There are two types of pearls, sea water pearl and fresh water pearl. Fresh water pearls are more abundant, therefore, less expensive than sea water pearls. But it doesn’t really matter which type of pearl powder you put on your face, it will have the same effect. Just make sure it says “100% pure pearl powder” and nothing else added. Pearl powder is rich in calcium, protein and vitamins and very high in amino acid, so it is great for all skin types. It helps ease skin inflammation, promotes healing, and enhances elasticity and luminosity.
Recently, I use the pearl powder in 3 different ways:
- As a mask. I either mix pearl powder with honey or yogurt, and apply it on my face for anti-aging and also getting rid of acne scars and any kind of redness on my face. It is great for removing blotches and rosacea as well.
- I mix pearl powder with my beauty products like foundations and creams. This helps for oil control and also it helps even out my skin tone.
- As a finishing touch to my makeup routine. I spread a thin layer of pearl powder on my face with a brush after I’ve done my makeup. This will help to control oil and act as a setting powder. Don’t spread too much, or your face will be too pale and white like a geisha. Oh, and pearl powder helps filter out UV rays and prevent hyperpigmentation too!
After mask or before makeup, don’t forget to apply a thin layer of cream or serum to protect and moisturize your skin!