Friday, June 15, 2012

BB Cream: An Alternative to Traditional Makeup

Super Plus BB Cream Triple Functions by Skin79 (Photo: Amazon)
My mother used to tell me that makeup is bad for the skin. During the occasions that I had to wear makeup though, my face would get so irritated. The next day my face would be covered with tiny, red bumps. That only confirmed my mother's words that makeup is bad. Thus, I grew up having the same perceptions and had avoided wearing makeup as much as possible.

Of course, women know that makeup irritates skin, especially for the sensitive skin types. But they continue to apply makeup. The ability of makeup to do wonders and accentuate ones beauty makes it all worthwhile. They just have to spend extra bucks for makeup removers and other beauty creams in order to protect their skin from the harsh effects of makeup. However, makeup is just makeup. It covers the skin. It doesn't make them prettier beneath those products.

A better alternative from these conventional products is the Blemish Balm Cream or more commonly known as the BB Cream. Invented by the German dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek, the BB Cream is originally intended for patients who had undergone laser procedures for skin protection. Now, BB creams became a cosmetic item very popular among Asian women. It is even named as "the secret of Korean actresses" because of its heavy endorsements by these actresses. BB creams act not just as a primer and foundation but also as a moisturizer and sunblock. There are other varieties that can even fight acne and aging.

After I learned about the BB cream, I've suddenly changed my notions about makeup. This indeed is not just a makeup but also a skin treatment. Of course, just as with other cosmetic items, you need to check the labels and ingredients of BB creams. Also, as noted by From Head to Toe blog, you still have to remove BB cream from your face at the end of the day.

Below are some of the links about BB creams to help you get started.

HUGE BB Cream Overview, Reviews & Swatches

Choosing the Right BB Cream

How To Apply BB Cream

BubzBeauty: BB Cream Overview

BB Creams for Oily Skin

Do you use BB creams? Share your tips, thoughts, or suggestions by posting on the comment box below!
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