BB Creams! They’re all the rage in Asia and in recent years have been becoming more and more popular over here in the states. Unfortunately, brands have been slow to cater to us with darker complexions, so I figured why not make my own!
A BB Cream, in case you didn’t know, is a beauty balm. These creams are supposed to be an all in one product to even out skin tone and hide imperfections, moisturize, provide SPF protection and even prime your face for other products if you want more coverage.
I will be on a plane to South East Asia in 2 weeks, so I was looking for an all in one product to even out my skin tone, keep it moisturized and protect it from the blazing sun. I didn’t want to wear a heavy foundation, concealer and sun block so I figured this would be a great option!
DIY BB Cream Products needed:
Empty Container w/ lid~ I used an old eyeshadow container because I wanted something travel size
Foundation~ I used a foundation a couple shades darker because I know my skin tans quickly
Good quality face moisturizer with SPF~ My mother recommended this Cetaphil daily facial moisturizer with a SPF 50
Face Oil/Serum~ I use Algenist Anti-Aging Repairing Oil (LOVE THIS STUFF) it’s good for preventing lines and keeping skin supple especially if you get dry spots.
Primer~ I didn’t include this in my BB cream, but if you would like, add a bit of your favorite primer to the mixture
As far as measurements, I used an approximate ratio of 2 parts moisturizer to 1 parts foundation. Then you can add several drops of your serum and primer.
What’s your go to summer face product(s)? Leave you comments down below.