How to make Blemish Balm (BB Cream)

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Blemish Balm—or BB cream—has become a regular product in beauty kits Globally. Blemish cream protects you from the sun, evens your skin tone, moisturizes your skin, and hides your blemishes. Because of the high demand for BB cream, it can get costly. The good news is that it’s effortless and economical to make your own at home. All you need are three essential ingredients: sunscreen, foundation, and moisturizer.

DIY Blemish Balm

  1. Pick a liquid foundation that is a couple of shades darker than your skin. The foundation color will get thinner after you dilute it with the other ingredients. To prevent that, pick a liquid foundation that is a few shades darker than you would typically use.
  2. Pick a sunscreen made for the face with SPF 30 or higher. No matter what your skin tone is, you must wear sunscreen to shield your skin from the sun’s radiations! SPF 30 will work for most faces, but you may want to use at least SPF 50 if you spend a lot of time in the sun or want more protection.
  3. Take your chosen face moisturizer. Any moisturizer—liquid or cream—will work for making BB cream, so go with something that you feel works for you and works well with your skin. You can also go with a great face moisturizer that already includes SPF 30 and skip the extra sunscreen.
  4. Add a chafing gel or primer for a smooth application. If you have a preferred makeup primer, consider mixing that into the blend so that it goes on smoothly. Primer can also make the cream last a bit longer on your skin.
  5. Add a liquid illuminator product for a highlighting, dewy effect. For glowing skin, consider mixing a liquid illuminator. Illuminators come in a bunch of shades, so choose the one that works best for your skin.
  6. Add organic anti-aging serum to smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The excellent thing about making your own BB cream is that you can add many of your favorite skincare products together for customized results. If wrinkles are a problem, add a little bit of your preferred anti-aging serum to the mix. 
  7. Pick a small, airtight container and a stirring stick, mix two parts moisturizer, one part primer, and half part foundation. Mix in a tiny dollop at a time, properly stir, and evaluate the shade. Stir all of the components together thoroughly.
  8. Remember, adding extra foundation will darken the cream’s color and enhance the amount of coverage you get. Adding more moisturizers will lighten the color and make the content sheerer.
  9. After mixing it, test the color by applying the BB cream to your neck. 

Your DIY Blemish Balm – BB Cream is ready.

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