BB Cream | All You Need To Know

Introduction To BB Creams

After our last article mentioned BB Cream some folks contacted us asking for more information. What were once unusual products you could only find online or importfrom Asia are now being created by all the major beauty brands. While the popularity of BB cream has exploded in the last few years there are some who have don’t understand what a BB cream really is. Here’s all you need to know on the latest craze to hit the beauty market.

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History Of BB Creams

Let’s start with why BB cream were invented in the first place. BB stands for blemish balm or beauty balm. The original cream was created by a German dermatologist Dr Christine Schrammek. She wished to simplify the post laser surgery process for her patients. The doctor was looking to make a product that would aid in protecting and healing the skin after these treatments. She also wanted a cream that would give coverage. This all new formula became an overnight sensation first in South Korea and then throughout Asia. Asian women are known to be the biggest fans and consumers of skincare products. BB creams became an instant hit among these demanding consumers. Market research had shown that the average Asian woman had a 7 step skincare routine. This changed with the coming of the BB cream.

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How BB Creams Work

The majority of BB creams provide protection from the sun’s rays, with a rating of SPF 15 or higher. This is what the American Academy of Dermatology recommends for daily sun protection. The best BB creams contain titanium oxide and zinc oxide, a water resistant ingredient.

Apart from sun protection BB creams provide sheer cover to help give the skin a no makeup appearance. They blur problematic areas on the skin and give a natural looking complexion that many women desire. BB Cream coverage is often mineral based  and will both cover and treat blemishes such as sun spots, age spots and acne. Most good creams also have anti-inflammatory, anti-wrinkle and beneficial soothing effects. Rather than giving the appearance of nice well applied makeup they give the appearance of beautiful natural skin.

Choosing The Right BB Cream

Thinking about adding a BB Cream to your beauty routine? There are some useful tips when choosing the right one. Choose one with a high SPF rating to protect your skin from the sun without the need for an additional sunscreen. The tint in the cream will inhibit any white cast on your skin. Always choose the best quality cream you can. Always invest in the best sunscreen and skincare, with a good BB cream covering both. A helpful ingredient to look for is dimenthicone. This is an ingredient that helps smooth the skin and act like a foundation and a primer at the same time.

Remember that a cheap $5 BB cream from the corner store will not provide the same results you get from a high quality one in the $40-50 range. Always look brands made in the US or Europe as these tend to be the best available.

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How To Prevent Wrinkles With Sunscreen

Sunscreen And Skin Aging

Sunscreen is very important for fighting skin aging. Everyone loves the summer time. We wait all year for the summer season, but what most don’t know is that exposure to the sun’s harmful rays is responsible for about 90% of premature aging? By not protecting your skin from the sun you are causing damage that no wrinkle cream can repair. That is why it is best to protect yourself.

How The Sun Damages Skin

The very best skin care cream to prevent wrinkles from forming is a high quality sunscreen. When used regularly, you could be extending the youthful appearance of your skin. The UVB radiation from the sun is the main reason why wrinkles form and skin ages. This radiation breaks down natural collagen and causes free radicals that prevent damage the skin and prevent it healing through natural exfoliation. The fairer your skin is, the more protection from the sun you need.

Chossing A Sunscreen To Protect Your Skin

When selecting your perfect sunscreen make sure you choose for something that is minimum SPF 15 and contains avobenzon and titanium dioxide. These block radiation and are very good at protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Some sunscreens cause the skin to whiten in appearance. If you encounter this problem, then a BB Cream is a better option. BB creams come from Asian and have been a hit within the beauty industry. They are a moisturizer and are tinted.  They are also very good anti aging products and contain a high SPF level. For those who love makeup but still wish to care for their skin this is a good option.

 

Many BB Creams are available in our Skincare product section.

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Correct Application Of Sun Cream

It is important you apply your sunscreen correctly. This is a common mistake, with many only applying 25% of the amount needed. Sunscreen should be applied to all areas of the skin that will be exposed to the sun. It has been determined that it takes as long as 20-30 minutes for the cream to absorb fully into human skin.

A reapplication of your sunscreen is recommended after 2 hours of sun exposure. It has also been recommended that reapplying sunscreen after 30 minutes of sun exposure is more effective in preventing wrinkles prevention than leaving it for 2 hours. If you take part in any activity that takes you into water or creates sweat then an extra application is also recommended. Always keep your sunscreen at hand, especially if you are a fan of outdoor activities and sports.

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