~ Guest Post by Sabrina

BB creams are all the rage these days. They create a flawless foundation for laying down your makeup and to be perfectly honest, I had to Google what the BB stood for; blemish balm! What kind of a beauty blogger does that make me?

The original BB cream was developed in the 1960’s by a German dermatologist who recommended it to patients post-surgery. Approximately 20 years later the cream was introduced to Koreans where it exploded into popularity. Porcelain, youthful skin is coveted by Asians so it’s no wonder this cream became so trendy.

If you were unsure what exactly they are, blemish balms are like an all-in-one product. These balms replace moisturizers and serums, primer, foundation and even sunblocks. The best part about this product is you can use it under makeup or on its own.

Whether you’re layering or flying solo, BB creams can heal and conceal acne, even out your general skin tone, act as an anti-aging moisturizer and protect your skin from sun damage and inflammation.

While there’s several brands on the market worth buying, I’m more of a DIYer. I like knowing exactly what is going on my skin because 60 percent of what is put on it gets absorbed. That being the case, here’s a perfectly healthy homemade recipe for BB cream.

You will need the following items to make this cream:

  • 1 tsp chamomile powder

  • 1 tsp burdock root

  • 1 tsp witch hazel

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • 1 tsp rosehip oil

  • 1 tsp melted beeswax

  • 1 tbsp mineral powder foundation

  • 1/4 tsp cetyl alcohol

  • 1/3 cup aloe vera juice

  • 2 drops tea tree oil

  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil

Step One: In a double boiler, heat up your coconut and rosehip oil and beeswax.

Step Two: Stir your mixture and add in the tea tree and peppermint essential oils. Remove from heat and put aside for now.

Step Three: Melt down your cetyl alcohol and in a second pot, heat up your aloe vera juice. Once the aloe vera juice comes to a boil add in the cetyl alcohol.

Step Four: Add in your remaining ingredients and blend it up until it forms a smooth consistency. Store in a clean container and use as needed.

This may sound like a little bit of a process, but I truly believe that knowing what you’re using is more important than the convenience of purchasing a product. Try and out and be sure to share your experience!

Author Bio: Sabrina is a beauty and skin care blogging, lover of all things DIY. A gluten allergy made her be more aware of product ingredients so she started making her own instead. For more homemade remedies check out http://BESskincare.com or follow her on Twitter or Facebook .