Light up your face with diamonds and pearls and get the results we’re all after: ageless, healthy, glowing skin.
Both diamond and pearls have reflective and iridescent properties that can bounce around light that can hide wrinkles and fine lines. Add to that, pearls in cosmetics are a white powder that can effectively lighten skin upon application so you will see an immediate improvement in the look of dark spots and uneven tones in your complexion.
Let's take a look at the beauty benefits of diamonds and pearls.
Diamonds in skin care will be presented in the form of diamond powder, and this powder is becoming increasingly popular as an ingredient in skin care products. Diamond powder in skin care can act as an exfoliant that will help you polish your skin without causing harm.
When you exfoliate, you are opening the pores which, in turn, allows vitamins, nutrients such as antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, moisturizers, serums, mists and anti-aging ingredients to enter more efficiently. Simply put, diamond powder feeds your skin by facilitating the intake of nutrition, and there is a link between nutrition and skin aging, says the National Institutes for Health (NIH).
Diamond powder is frequently used in products that are meant to remain on skin as a brightener as well, together with another mineral, mica. When they work together, the diamond powder and mica sit on the skin and disguise fine lines and other imperfections. They reflect and bounce light, manipulating it to even skin tone and create a youthful effect (also called a blurring effect).
The human obsession with diamonds dates back to the 4th century B.C. Diamonds were thought to have powers, and were valued for their strength and brilliance, and their ability to refract light and engrave metal. Diamonds were worn as adornments and used as cutting tools and were often included in rings and other jewelry.
Then in 2011 actress Mila Kunis made the news for her pricey diamond-and-ruby facial. Over time, people realized the benefits of diamond powder in skin care, so their inclusion in skin care is no longer just for celebrities and the ultra-rich. Diamond powder is now in serums, masks, BB creams, nail polish, and even shampoos on the market.
Pearl is well-known in China as a beauty tonic. It’s an important player in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The bulk of the pearl is a substance called calcium carbonate and it’s surrounded by a dozen amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, as well as minerals like magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, selenium and silicon.
Pearl is used as a powder as an ingredient in skin creams to help heal blemishes and other skin problems. It’s also an anti-aging ingredient to fight wrinkles and sagging. Pearl powder promotes the regeneration of new skin and makes the skin smooth, elastic, and naturally beautiful. It can also prevent the development of melanin, which causes freckles and dark spots.
Nacre is just another name for mother-of-pearl and this is what gives the powder a glowing, iridescent quality. It’s a organic substance secreted by the mollusk. Nacre is a strong and resilient material that is also lightweight and transparent.
Other beneficial minerals for skin care include:
Sea salt contains traces of some essential minerals like sodium, chloride, potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, and zinc, and stabilizes our blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and improves nerve cell communication. Sea salt aids in the absorption of nutrients, prevents muscle cramping, and gets rid of sinus congestion, among other things.
For the skin, it can:
All of those abilities are provided by the magnesium content. These properties can help prevent premature aging, reducing dark circles and treating eczema and acne.
Light up your face with diamonds and pearls and minerals because they present both short and long-term solutions to help you achieve fresh, glowing, ageless skin.