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DIY BB Cream- How to Make BB Cream at Home

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If you are a beauty and makeup enthusiast or you have just found a new love for makeup, chances are you have heard of the term BB cream from any beauty shop or makeup professional. BB cream which stands for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm is a tinted moisturizer/cream which can do three jobs at one time. It is a foundation, primer and moisturizer all at once and is perfect for a quick no makeup -makeup look.

Women often use this to hide their acne when they want to go out for a quick trip to the shop. And applying heavy makeup can also be damaging to your skin, so the BB Cream acts as a blessing to those women with acne and spot on their face. But you might be curious to the invention of this BB cream and how it came about? Here is a brief history on the origin of this blessing of a cream:-

History of BB Cream

BB cream was invented by a German Dermatologist by the name of Dr. Christine Schrammek back in the early 1960s. But the cream became popular in South Korea’s beauty industry and this trend soon took over the whole world. The world was fascinated by how Korean women used minimal makeup and looked absolutely flawless. This, in turn, popularized the BB and CC creams and their popularity even reached in the Indian beauty industry.

The cosmetic industry has a lot of options for BB cream to choose from but this article will focus more on the making at home DIY version of store-bought BB creams. If you still are feeling indifferent about making the cream at home, here is a list of pros to assure you:-

  • Cost-Effective- A high-end BB can cost a lot and the quantity might not be satisfactory. A DIY BB cream does not only save you money because you are using products that you already have at home, it also is less wasteful as you can make only the amount you want to use for a certain week.
  • Known Products- When you use a store-bought BB cream, you are left with the question, what chemicals has the company added in the cream and will it cause any harm. In your DIY BB Cream you have all the power. You can make the cream suitable to your skin type and avoid any harsh chemicals.
  • Skin Tone- It is often rare to find the perfect foundation for yourself, and the foundation in a BB cream might not suit your skin tone and wash you out, this given a chance for your DIY BB cream to rise as you can use your perfectly suited foundation in the cream.
  • Sun Protection- Your store-bought BB Cream might not come with a sunscreen or spf already mixed in. But with a simple DIY BB cream you can always mix and match and mix in your favorite ingredients suited for your own skin.
  • One of a Kind- Store-bought BB creams are all the same. They usually have the same ingredients that are a hit or miss for your skin. But a DIY BB Cream made by you is so much more. You can add anything and everything you wish in a Cream. You can add the perfect foundation, primer and moisturizer that compliments your skin and also a sunscreen to get that sun protect you need. You can even add a bit of essential oil to give it a smell which completely describes and embodies you.
  • Get Expert Advice- You can consult your skin doctor to get the perfect combination for the BB cream suited for your skin. If the consistency seems not quite there yet, you can always try again and ask your doctor to know which foundation mixes well with moisturizer and make your own magical cream.

DIY BB Cream

The top three ingredients you need in BB cream are:-

  • Foundation (The one you use which is the perfect fit for your skin tone)
  • Primer (Again, your own makeup primer might do the trick)
  • Moisturizer (Any light moisturizer which can hydrate your skin and make it soft. You can also use Aloe Vera gel instead of a cream moisturizer)

Other ingredients you can use in your DIY BB Cream:-

  • Calac Lotion
  • Vitamin E capsule
  • Sunscreen Lotion
  • Liquid Illuminator
  • Anti-aging Serum
  • Concealer
  • Essential Oil (for the scent)
  • Compact Powder

Here are the recipes for BB cream according to your skin type:-

BB cream for Oily Skin

If your skin is oily and you need the perfect BB cream to suit your skin type, you need the following recipe.

 Ingredients

  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Oil-free moisturizer
  • Sunscreen(one that suits your skin)
  • Foundation(according to your skin tone)
  • Compact Powder
  • Essential Oil( one that you use like Tea Tree oil or Rosehip Oil)
  • Glass Lid container
  • Plastic spoon

Procedure

  • In the glass container, mix two parts of Aloe Vera gel and one part of moisturizer.
  • Add a tablespoon of sunscreen into this mixture.
  • Add the amount of liquid foundation depending on the amount of coverage you require your BB cream to provide. If you want more coverage that the previously made batch, you can always make adjustments later.
  • Add a bit of compact powder.
  • Add three to four drops of Tea Tree or Rosehip essential oil into the mixture.
  • Mix everything up using the plastic spoon. Be careful not to mix anything in a metal bowl or with a metal spoon as it can react to certain chemicals in the mixture and destroy the BB cream.
  • After you have mixed everything well, store the mixture in the container and keep it in the refrigerator.
  • Storing it in the fridge can guarantee you a shelf life of about a month and if you run out of it before that, you can always make a new one with just your daily makeup ingredients.

BB cream for Dry Skin

People with dry skin need a lot of hydration and moisturization to keep their skin water level up. So addition of Vitamin E to your BB Cream is required to lock that moisture inside your skin.

Ingredients

  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Hydrating moisturizer
  • Sunscreen(one that suits your skin)
  • Foundation(according to your skin tone)
  • Vitamin E (capsules or bottled oil)
  • Compact Powder
  • Essential Oil( one that you use like Tea Tree oil or Rosehip Oil)
  • Glass Lid container
  • Plastic spoon

Procedure

  • In the glass container, mix one parts of Aloe Vera gel and one part of moisturizer.
  • Add two capsules of Vitamin E oil to add that extra moisture your skin needs.
  • Add a tablespoon of sunscreen into this mixture.
  • Add the amount of liquid foundation depending on the amount of coverage you require your BB cream to provide. If you want more coverage that the previously made batch, you can always make adjustments later.
  • Add a bit of compact powder.
  • Add three to four drops of Tea Tree or Rosehip essential oil into the mixture.
  • Mix everything up using the plastic spoon. Be careful not to mix anything in a metal bowl or with a metal spoon as it can react to certain chemicals in the mixture and destroy the BB cream.
  • After you have mixed everything well, store the mixture in the container and keep it in the refrigerator.

Storing it in the fridge can guarantee you a shelf life of about a month and if you run out of it before that, you can always make a new one with just your daily makeup ingredients. This recipe is helpful for people suffering from dry skin and normal store bought BB creams might not be able to give your skin the amount of moisture it needs.

BB cream for Normal Skin

This is the most hassle-free skin type. If you have normal skin, you do not need to worry about acne, oil or hydration levels when it comes to BB cream. You can also experiment with your BB cream and give it a bit more shimmer with a few drops of liquid illuminator to get that trending no-makeup makeup look.

Ingredients

  • Aloe Vera gel
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen(one that suits your skin)
  • Foundation(according to your skin tone)
  • Liquid Illuminator or liquid highlighter
  • Essential Oil( one that you use like Tea Tree oil or Rosehip Oil)
  • Glass Lid container
  • Plastic spoon

Procedure

  • In the glass container, mix two parts of Aloe Vera gel and one part of moisturizer.
  • Add a tablespoon of sunscreen into this mixture.
  • Add the amount of liquid foundation depending on the amount of coverage you require your BB cream to provide. If you want more coverage that the previously made batch, you can always make adjustments later.
  • Add a few drops of liquid illuminator or your favorite liquid highlighter to get that extra wow factor.
  • Add three to four drops of Tea Tree or Rosehip essential oil into the mixture.
  • Mix everything up using the plastic spoon. Be careful not to mix anything in a metal bowl or with a metal spoon as it can react to certain chemicals in the mixture and destroy the BB cream.
  • After you have mixed everything well, store the mixture in the container and keep it in the refrigerator.

Storing it in the fridge can guarantee you a shelf life of about a month and if you run out of it before that, you can always make a new one with just your daily makeup ingredients. You can also experiment with a lot of different ingredients as normal skin is suitable for most makeup ingredients.

Like BB Cream, there is also a trending cream in the market known as the CC Cream. CC cream or Color Correction cream is a new line of BB creams designed to color skin imperfections and be helpful against skin discoloration. DD creams or Daily Defense creams were also introduced to the market but they were more meant for your body that the face itself.

If you have the question which one should I choose between a BB or CC cream? in mind, You should see which cream would be the most helpful for you and your skin. If you have some discolored patches you can opt for the CC cream, but if you want a light foundation with some added beneficial skincare then you should definitely make up a batch of BB cream suited exactly for you.

But remember it is always recommended to consult a doctor if any complication arises or if you have any allergy from any of the above-mentioned products. You face is a very important part of you and must be given a lot of care and attention for it to remain youthful and radiant.

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