BB in BB creams stands for blemish balm or beauty benefits. BB creams are promoted as all-in-one facial cosmetic product that can replace your moisturizer, primer, foundation and sunblock. BB or CC creams have become an essential part of our life these days. I personally have used quite a lot of them, but there was always some problem or the other. Sometimes I would not find the right shade, some would look ashy, some would not have sufficient SPF and some would just make my face super oily.
So, after whining for a long time, I decided to take things in my own hand and make my own “HATKE” BB cream which was suited for my skin tone and texture. Hence, I created this BB cream that is best suited for girls with acne prone, sensitive and combination to oily skin types.
So, without much ado, let’s get started!
Things You Will Need:
Aloe Vera Gel
Like, FabIndia Aloe Vera Soothing Gel
Oil Free moisturiser
Like, Neutrogena Combination Skin Oil-Free Moisture
Like, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 50
Like, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
Like, Streetwear Color Rich Perfection Compact
Like, Fab India Tea Tree Essential Oil
An empty container
All the products that I have used in my version of BB cream are my HG products and I have been using them for years now. You can add or subtract a few ingredients to fine tune it according to your requirements.
Uses Of Each Ingredient:
Before we get on to the procedure to make this cream, let us have a look on the usage or significance of these ingredients in our BB cream, one by one. Not getting deep into the biology, just stating simple facts, in a layman’s language.
1) Aloe Vera Gel: It is used for mattifying the base. I hate the oily residue of BB creams and using Aloe Vera gel solves that problem. It makes the BB cream light weight.
2) Moisturiser: Well, this one is a no brainer. You need a moisturiser to keep the skin well hydrated and moisturised. I am using an oil free one, but you can use whichever moisturiser you want.
3) Sunscreen: I think nobody on IMBB needs to be told the importance of a good sunscreen. I am using SPF 50 in order to have high sun protection, in case I am out for longer in harsh sunlight.
4) Foundation: To give our BB cream that natural tint, we need to use a foundation. You can adjust the coverage by using more or less of the product, based on your requirements. But, be careful otherwise it could look cakey. I would suggest using this particular foundation because it is matte and looks best in summers.
5) Powder: To mattify the base and give a little more tint.
6) Tea Tree oil: The whole idea was to make this BB cream beneficial for oily skin, acne prone skin and sensitive skin. So, the tea tree oil serves that purpose and also it prevents any contamination since it is anti bacterial.
How To Make It:
1. Take a container. Mix Aloe Vera gel and moisturizer in the ratio of 2:1.
If you have dry skin, you could change the ratio to 1:1.
2. Add a blob of sunscreen to this.
3. Add a few drops of the liquid foundation, depending on the coverage you need.
4. Add a couple of pinches of loose powder.
5. Add 4-5 drops of Tea Tree Oil.
6. Blend everything up using a Q-tip or toothpick.
Tada! Your very own home made BB Cream is ready. You could store it in fridge during summers as it will give you a nice, cooling effect.
That is how simple it is, ladies! I request you to give it a try in case you do not like the BB creams available in the market. Let me know your views on this DIY and if you would like to try it. 🙂
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