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8 Ultra Whitening Homemade Pearl Powder Face Masks
You've gotten some really great skincare advice from your Japanese friend. According
to traditional Chinese medicine literature, pearl powder has been used for centuries
as a health tonic to treat many inflammatory diseases, skin disorders such as eczema,
boils, and acne as well as as a skin care cosmetic. It is said that Yang Guifei (one
of the Four Great Beauties in ancient China and Cixi Taihou (last Empress Dowager
of China) ate pearls for the purpose of beauty.
So, what does pearl powder do and how does it work as a natural skin whitener? Pearl
powders contain unique pearl protein called "Conchiolin", which gives pearls and
pearl shells their beautiful luminous radiance. The 20-22 amino acids contained in
pearl’s conchiolin is similar to that of amino acids in collagen. Conchiolin is shown
to restore vitality to the skin, keeping smooth, firm, flawless and well moisturized.
Pearl conchiolin also helps deep clean pore and remove dead skin cells on the surface
layer of your skin. Therefore, your skin complexion becomes brighter, fairer and
more youthful in appearance.
It is widely believed that the antioxidant properties of pearl powder help prevent
skin pigmentation by slowing down melanin production. When your body produces too
much melanin, skin becomes darker. Freckles, sun spots or age spots (liver spots)
may also appear.
You'll see a beautiful change in your skin tone if you use pearl powder on a daily
basis. Your skin will be fairer, visibly brighter, more dewy and naturally glow with
irresistible radiance and youth.
You can find pearl powder (in tiny capsules) online through herb suppliers, in most
Asian health shops and in the offices of Chinese medical practitioners. High quality
pearl powder can be rather expensive, but buy the best quality you can afford.
Genuine pearl powder is not dangerous, but if you're concerned about the mercury
content, you can try reputable brands of skincare products – face creams, lotions,
soaps, facial masks – made with mother of pearl. I personally use Grisi Mother of
Pearl Cream with Concha Nacar, a light weight day and night moisturizer that's great
for dry/combination skin. It helps fade my acne marks when I use it along with My
Beauty Diary Pearl Powder Mask Sheet.
I've heard that it's alright to mix some pearl powder with your current skincare
products, or makeup – simply mix a pinch of pearl powder into your foundation powder
and brush onto the face to create a natural shimmery glow. The foundation nourishes
and whitens your complexion while you wear it throughout the day.
A friend of mine swears that adding pearl powder to her favorite body lotion and
sunscreen gives her better sun protection. She also mentioned something about throwing
pearl powder into warm bath to get rid of stress and rejuvenate herself.
Besides using pearl powder externally, pearl powder can also be consumed. You can
add a dash of pearl powder to Chinese herbal medicine dishes, or dissolved it in
a glass of fruit juice (orange juice), vinegar, wine or a non-caffeine herbal tea
to help reduce stress, clam anxieties and cure insomnia.
Some people also take a small tube of pearl powder with a tablespoon of yogurt at
bedtime to get calcium and trace minerals in their diet. You can also use a tiny
amount of pearl powder to heal mouth ulcers, sore throat and throat infection naturally.
Homemade Pearl Powder Face Mask Recipes
Place ½ to 1 teaspoon pearl powder and 1 tablespoon manuka honey (to nourish and
moisturize aging skin) in a small bowl, and mix well.
Gently apply pearl powder facial mask onto clean dry face, avoiding the delicate
Lie down and relax for 15-20 minutes. It will tingle and feel warm as it removes
dead cells. Rinse your face thoroughly with warm water. Lightly pat dry with a soft
towel. Apply toner and moisturizer.
Use homemade pearl powder face mask at least twice a week, if you want really quick
skin whitening results. If you've sensitive skin, use it less frequently. Also, do
not wear makeup immediately after using a pearl mask.
In place of honey, you can use olive oil or plain yogurt (to revitalize dry, dull
skin), egg white or milk (to tighten and reduce large pores), almond powder (for
extra powerful skin lightening effects), or just plain water (for normal skin)
To lighten and fade freckles, mix a bit of pearl powder with white vinegar and Vitamin
Pearl Powder Acne Home Facial
To reduce skin blemishes, control pimples and lighten acne scars, use 1 tablespoon
green bean powder (mung bean powder), 1 tablespoon pearl powder, 1 tablespoon pearl
barley powder and 1 egg. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, and spread on your
face. Wash off completely after 20 minutes.
By Tiffany Moore
I'm an Asian girl obsessed with skin whiteningand very willing to try anything that
will make skin tone lighter and more even naturally. A Japanese lady from my yoga
class told me that pearl powder works wonders for skin lightening. She said pearl
powder is good for skin care, and applying it regularly on the face can whiten skin,
brighten dull complexion, and also helps lighten dark spots caused by acne. I want
to be doubly sure that pearl powder is safe to use and without side effects. Also,
how to use pearl powder to make homemade whitening face masks, and where can I buy
pearl powder? Thank you. – Sophie, Leeds.
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