4 Easy Ways to Incorporate Pearl Powder in Your Beauty Rituals
Posted on June 12 2018
Want to know one of the greatest beauty secrets of the Orient? For thousands of years, pearl powder has been considered as one of the most precious ingredients in Asia for its profound ability to promote youthful, glowing skin and radiant health. This luminescent powder has been highly revered by Taoist Herbalists and Chinese Empresses and it’s still being used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) today.
Side note: Pearl powder is technically not considered vegan so for those who are vegans, these treatments may not be for you.
What is Pearl Powder?
Pearl powder is exactly how it sounds. It’s freshwater or saltwater pearls that have been milled into a super fine powder. Traditionally, pearl powder was used internally and externally for medicinal purposes. It was used internally to enhance mood, calm the mind, improve circulation, reduce inflammation and treat hormonal imbalances. Externally, pearl powder was used to treat problematic skin such as blemishes, rashes, eczema, and discoloration.
What Can Pearl Powder Do For You?
Rich in calcium, zinc, iron, selenium, and amino acids, this powerhouse supplement can provide numerous benefits to your health, beauty, and well-being. Pearl contains powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and helps:
- Slow down premature skin aging
- Support natural collagen production
- Prevent the development of melanin, a compound that causes dark spots and hyperpigmentation
- Eliminate and prevent blemishes and fine lines
- Even out skin tone and clear the skin from blemishes
- Protect skin from harsh environmental elements
- Strengthen skeletal tissues, bones, hair, skin, and nails
- Support the nervous system
- Promote healthy sleep cycles
- Relieve anxiety and tension (natural mood enhancer)
4 Ways to Use Pearl Powder
Pearl powder is a very versatile ingredient and can be easily incorporated into your lifestyle in many ways. For best results, consistency is always key. Here are 4 simple rituals that you can use to glow from the inside out.
1. Pearl Powder Face Cream
Add a pinch of pearl powder into your day or night creams. Mix thoroughly and apply to face, neck, and décolleté.
2. Pearl Powder Face Mask
Add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of pearl powder into your raw face masks and mix thoroughly. Generously apply the mask mixture on your face and neck and leave on for 15-20 mix or until dry. Wash with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Follow with your normal skincare routine.
3. Exfoliating Pearl Cleanser
Add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of pearl powder into your face cleanser of choice. We recommend using a cream or foam cleanser. Mix in the palm of your hands and apply to your face. Gently massage your skin in circular motions and pay extra attention to areas with dark spots.
4. Pearl Powder Wellness Elixir
Add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon to your water, tea, smoothie, or any other beverage of choice. We found that adding a dash of pearl powder to our drinks was the easiest and quickest way to take this supplement. You can also add it to your yogurt, cereal, desserts and more. The best thing about pearl powder is that it’s tasteless!
What Pearl Powder Should You Use?
There are many different kinds of pearl powders out there and it can be pretty overwhelming to choose the right one. You want to make sure you choose “levigated” pearl powder meaning it is micro-ground to nano-proportions for optimum bio-availability. It is almost nano-sized and is thus very easy for the human body to fully absorb. We’re extremely picky about our pearl powders but our favorite is the Pearl Powder by Sun Potion. It’s made of 100% freshwater pearls and is super micro-grounded. It’s sourced from sustainable freshwater farms in Zhejiang Province, the largest origin place of freshwater pearls in China. If you want the real deal, this one’s for you.