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BB Creams – a new beauty trend

BB Creams are huge in Asia

A new beauty must-have has reached British shores and it looks set to be THE  cosmetic essential for years to come.

BB Cream or Blemish Balm, in its non abbreviated form,  is a multi-purpose formula which promises to banish blemishes, even out skin tone, moisturise and hydrate while simultaneously protect from harmful UV rays.

As such, make-up bags overspilling with foundations, suncreams, moisturisers, primers and all other single-function lotions and potions may just be a thing of the past.

With its smoothing properties and offers of a flawless natural finish, it is no wonder that people are catching wind of the beautifying product.

Developed by German dermatologist Dr Christine Schrammek in the 1950’s, the hybrid cream has become particularly popular in Asia, where it accounts for 13% of the make-up sector.

And it seems multinational beauty companies are slowly catching on. Garnier’s Miracle Skin Perfector Daily All-In-One BB Cream has just hit the shelves and is already reaping rave reviews from the public, as is the first ever BB cream to hit UK soil, Dior’s Snow White Reveal UV protection BB cream.

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DIY face-mask guide

Instead of venturing to your local beauty store to stock up on indulgent facial treats, why not make a DIY face-mask from the comfort of your own home and say hello to a flawless face before your big night out?
Here are three of the best natural face-masks, all tailored to a different skin-type and concocted from the contents of your cupboard!
1. Egg white and yoghurt mask (1 egg, 1 tblspn natural yoghurt)

This face-mask is particularly good for those who suffer from acne or frequent breakouts, as it tightens pores and smooths out skin.
Separate the whites of an egg from the yolk and place it in a bowl.
Add one tablespoon of yoghurt and mix the two ingredients together with a spoon.
Apply to face, relax for three minutes, then wash off with warm water and pat face dry with a towel.
2. Honey and egg yolk mask (1 egg, 1 tblspn honey, Olive Oil)

This face-mask is good for dry skin-types, as its rich ingredients serve to moisturise and re-hydrate.
Separate the yolk of an egg from the white and place it in a bowl.
Add one teaspoon of honey and a few drops of Olive Oil.
Mix together and apply to face. Leave mask on for an hour, then rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a towel.
3. Apple and milk mask (1 apple, milk)

This face-mask is beneficial for oily skin-types, helping to keep excess facial oils at bay.
Peel the apple, grate it, add a little milk and whisk with a fork to make a paste.
Apply it to the face and wash off with warm water after 10-15 minutes.

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