BB Cream: The Secret to a Natural and Youthful Look for All Skin TypesMar 24, 2023
Beauty balm, also known as blemish balm or more commonly referred to as “BB Cream,” is a multi-functional makeup product that has gained popularity in recent years. It is a versatile product that combines the benefits of skincare and makeup, providing coverage, hydration, and protection to the skin. In this article, we will explore what BB cream is, why someone would wear it, and how to make your own.
What is BB cream?
BB cream was first developed in Germany in the 1960s as a post-procedure cream to help patients recover from laser treatments and surgery. It later became popular in Korea in the 1980s, where it was further developed into a multi-functional makeup product that could replace several steps in a skincare and makeup routine.
A lightweight and breathable formula, BB cream can be worn alone or under other makeup products and typically contains ingredients like moisturizers, sunscreen, antioxidants, and pigments to provide coverage and protection to the skin.
Why would someone wear BB cream?
There are many reasons why someone might choose to wear BB cream. Here are a few of the most common:
Coverage: BB cream provides a natural-looking coverage that evens out the skin tone and hides imperfections like redness, blemishes, and dark spots.
Sun protection: Many BB creams contain SPF, which helps protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun's UV rays.
Moisturizing: BB cream contains hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and ceramides, which help to keep the skin moisturized and prevent dryness.
Time-saving: I love how this simple skin tint cream combines several steps in a skincare and makeup routine, making it a great option for those who want to save time in the morning. It’s a one-minute-and-done makeup routine!
Natural-looking: BB cream provides a natural-looking finish that enhances the skin's natural beauty without looking heavy or cakey.
What time of the season is best for wearing BB cream?
BB cream can be worn all year round, but some people prefer to wear it more during the warmer months when they want a lighter and more breathable formula on their skin. It’s especially great for the summer months as it provides coverage, sun protection, and hydration all in one.
When do people wear BB cream, and why do they like it?
People wear BB cream for various occasions, from everyday wear to special events. They like it because it provides a natural-looking coverage that enhances their skin's natural beauty without looking overly made up. It is also a great option for those who want to save time in the morning and have a simple and quick makeup routine.
BB cream is a great option for people of all ages and skin types, especially those with mature skin who want to achieve a natural and youthful look. It provides hydration and coverage without settling into fine lines and wrinkles. Adding an illuminator to BB cream can help to reflect light and give the skin a healthy, dewy glow.
How to make your own BB cream with a touch of glow
You can find BB cream available in a range of price points, from affordable drugstore brands to high-end luxury options. While the cost may vary, the benefits of BB cream remain the same - providing natural and light coverage, hydration, and protection to the skin. Making your own is a simple and cost-effective solution that allows you to customize the formula to your liking. By using your own foundation, you can color-match the BB cream to your skin tone and create a personalized formula that works best for you.
Here's a simple recipe for making your own BB cream with a touch of glow:
1 tbsp of facial moisturizer (such as Microhair Aesthetics Hydra Face Creme)
¼ tsp sweet almond oil (or 2 pumps of Microhair Aesthetics Cleansing Oil)
1 tsp of your preferred foundation or concealer (for color correction)
10 drops of illuminating liquid
1 tsp of sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
1 small empty jar or container
Clean and sanitize your jar or container. You can do this by washing it with soap and warm water, and then wiping it with rubbing alcohol or sanitizing spray.
In a small bowl or mixing dish, mix together your facial moisturizer, oil and your foundation or concealer. Mix well until the color is even and matches your skin tone.
Next, add the illuminating drops and mix well until the illuminator is evenly distributed. Add 1 tsp of sunscreen to the mixture; mix well until the sunscreen is evenly distributed and transfer the mixture to your clean and sanitized jar or container. Close and tighten the lid.
To use, apply a small amount of the BB cream to your face using your fingers or a damp makeup sponge. Blend evenly over your face and neck. Pro tip: Before applying BB cream, apply aloe vera gel all over your face and let it dry. It acts as a primer and provides extra hydration and is rich in antioxidants.
You can make this recipe without the illuminator drops. However, adding a touch of shimmer to your BB cream can help to reflect light and give your skin a healthy, dewy glow. This is a great option for those who want to achieve a radiant and luminous complexion.
As the founder of Evolutionary Body System and owner of Microhair Aesthetics, I am also a beauty expert and former aesthetician. I can confidently say that BB cream is a great option for those who want natural-looking coverage that enhances their skin's natural beauty. It is a versatile product that can be customized to suit your skin type and preferences, making it a must-have in any makeup collection. Whether you prefer to make your own or purchase a pre-made formula, BB cream is a great option for achieving a flawless and radiant complexion. If you’d like to learn more about the products at Microhair Aeshetics, click here.