Friday, April 11, 2014

Best Kept Anti-Aging Secret – Pearl Powder

Did you know that pearl powder can restore youth and beauty to your precious skin? Our skin color is determined by a group of natural substance called Melanin. Although Melanin provides a natural protection against the harmful effects from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, it does not provide complete protection from the sun, and individuals with darker skin tones are still at risk from the sun's damaging rays.

To restore the glow of our precious skin, pearl powder is often use to help prevent the development of bad melanin, which causes freckles and dark patches. The powder contains a powerful antioxidant that enhances the activity of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), one of the body's strongest antioxidant enzymes, and reduces peroxidation which causes the body to age quickly. Consistent use of pearl powder prevents the skin from becoming old looking, wrinkled and sagging.
The application of pearl powder is still an unconventional concept to the western culture, but, in Asia, pearl powder is one of the most used natural ingredients in facial creams and foundation. If one should buy a cream or a foundation with pearl ingredients in it and apply it to your face or skin day and night, one shall see significant reduction in blemishes and wrinkles.

I have seen and heard about people applying power pearl on skin or wearing white pearl earrings, black pearl earrings and even pearl necklace, But, I believe the most interesting use of pearl powder, is definitely eating it for medical or health purposes.

As eccentric and lavish eating pearl powder sounds to me, it is in fact, a rather common thing in Asia. It is claimed that eating pearl powder provides your body with pure sources of calcium which does not cause calcification. Pure source of calcium reduces calcification which is a known factor causing chronic health conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular problems, joint pain…etc.

Now that you have a glimpse of the benefits of pearl powder, I would suggest that before storming into a shop or begin searching frantically in the internet space to purchase this special powder, you should know a thing or two on how to identify fake pearl powder. First of all, good quality pearl powder never comes cheap. If you find yourself buying 200-300 grams of pearl powder at around 10 dollars, this is the first warning. Secondly, you should feel the texture of the powder. Low quality pearl powder has granules which are very thick, and even may have coarse sand. Lastly, apply a small amount of pearl powder to your taste tongue. Pure pearl powder has no odor and tastes like mellow Magnolia.



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