Summer is here and with it comes more outdoor activities and the potential for skin-damaging sun exposure. While a sunburn may cause short term redness or discomfort, the risks go beyond that. Sun exposure can increase the risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging, and it can also worsen acne for those with skin that tends to breakout. To protect your skin and avoid these negative effects, it is important to use sun protection. One option that can be particularly helpful is a BB cream.
BB stands for beauty balm or blemish balm, and the best BB creams cover the bases as a moisturizer, primer, sunscreen, concealer, and foundation all in one. While some powders and foundations can strip the skin of moisture, BB creams help to hydrate and moisturize the skin. They also help to even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines, and serve as a makeup primer with a lightweight feel compared to foundation. Most BB creams also provide enough sun protection if you're going out. In addition to their multitasking abilities, the best formulas contain beneficial, botanical ingredients that can help to improve the health of your skin.
My personal favorite BB cream is Shaklee's YOUTH® Activating BB Cream. Here are three reasons why you might love it too:
SPF 30: This BB cream contains naturally-derived, chemical-free SPF 30 broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection, making it perfect for looking great all summer long and staying safe in the sun.
Blendable: You can simply mix and match to create the perfect shade for your skin tone. Get all four shades, and you're set!
Versatile: This BB cream is not just a BB cream – it is also a moisturizer, highlighter, concealer, and bronzer. This multitasking skincare product is packed with antioxidant nutrients and essential vitamins that nourish, hydrate, and protect the skin.
Clearly, multitasking BB creams like Shaklee's YOUTH® Activating BB Cream deserve to be a stalwart in your summer essentials bag. Protect your skin, improve its health, and look great all at the same time with a high-quality BB cream.