What is BB Cream? | By Stacy Johnson

As a busy yoga teacher and mother, I choose not to wear too much makeup when I am teaching. But as a woman in my early 40’s, gone are the days of flawless skin sans makeup. I kept hearing about BB Cream, and decided to learn more and try it for myself.

From the first time I wore this product I was hooked.

It evened out my skin tone but didn’t feel heavy. It simply felt like a light moisturizer. After doing a bit of research, I now appreciate my BB Cream even more.

BB stands for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm. It was originally created in Germany in the 1950’s by dermatologist Christine Schrammek to protect her patients’ skin after facial peels and surgery. It subsequently became popular in the Asian market before making its way to the U.S. It is essentially an all-in-one formula to improve hydration, coverage, color correction, age spots and acne.

What I love most about it is that it is very simple to use. I put it on like any moisturizer with my finger tips. No primer needed. No special application brush — nothing. If you are looking for coverage and hydration for your skin without feeling made up, try my favorite BB Cream, Flawless Complexion Enhancer by Younique.

Written by Stacy Johnson | MN Yoga + Life Beauty Editor

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