How to Use Pearl Shell Cream

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Use Pearl Shell Cream

When it comes to cosmetics there is no doubt that nature has given us great products like essential oils, powerful medicinal plants like aloe vera and other kinds of ingredients that help us have a beautiful and healthy skin, as is the case of nacre - also known as mother of pearl or pearl shells. This product, which comes from mollusks, is especially popular in China and Mexico, where it has been used for centuries. It serves as an excellent skin regenerator, healing the dermis and improving its appearance.

Do you want to know more about the benefits and applications of mother of pearl as a cosmetic? Keep reading, because in this OneHowTo article we'll explain how to use pearl shell cream to enhance your outer beauty.

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Where does the mother of pearl come from?

Seashells are the source that provides the material we know as mother of pearl or nacre. This bio-mineral substance is found in some types of shellfish, and it's secreted by cells in the mantle - the shell's inner layer - to repair damage to the shell and also to protect the animal from the presence of parasites and other harmful agents.

For centuries mother of pearl has been used to make buttons, jewelry and other art and luxury items. Nacre is hard and shiny, so the way to use it for cosmetic use is by crushing it into dust or powder. This is added to the creams, lotions and other products that you normally apply.

How to Use Pearl Shell Cream - Where does the mother of pearl come from?

What are the benefits of pearl shell cream?

Creams and cosmetics containing nacre or mother of pearl provide various benefits to our skin. They are mainly based on the regenerative properties of this substance. Pearl shell cream can be used to:

  • Promote cell regeneration: Nacre is an ally substance to reduce the presence of scars from burns or acne marks on your skin.
  • Reduce stains: The same regenerative power helps hide stains in the dermis, clarify and promote overall skin whitening. Application can be useful to hide sun spots as well as those stains that tend to appear during pregnancy or due to age.
  • Moisturize: Pearl shell cream also helps nourish the skin, softening it and improving its appearance.
  • Regenerate: The cream penetrates the deepest layers of the skin, which provides a powerful regeneration. It also helps to control the presence of fat and bacteria on the skin, which is why it is suitable for people prone to acne.

On its own, furthermore, nacre powder is an excellent natural exfoliant. With all these properties, there is no doubt that mother of pearl cream can be one of your best allies to maintain a radiant and healthy face.

How to Use Pearl Shell Cream - What are the benefits of pearl shell cream?

How to use pearl shell cream

Pearl shell cream is used in a similar manner to rose hip oil, which is also used primarily to combat blemishes and scars in specific areas of the skin.

To apply nacre cream it's important to first clean the face or the area where we will use it. Then, with equally clean hands, apply some cream and gently massage the area to promote rapid absorption of the lotion. You can give light taps on the area to stimulate circulation and ensure a better effect.

If the goal is to eliminate particular spots or scars, you can apply this cream 3 times a day. If on the other hand you want to use as a general alternative to moisturize and regenerate simply apply it once a day, at night before bedtime.

How to Use Pearl Shell Cream - How to use pearl shell cream

This is how to use pearl shell cream, as well as a summary of its benefits. If you have any more tips, please tell us in the comments section.

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Mrs Faiza Virani fazal
Hi again, do you by any chance have a recipe for diy pearl face cream? Thanks
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Faiza,

We do not at this moment, but we'll make a note of it and see if we can create a pearl face cream tutorial!

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