The BB Creams have made quite some noise lately. Let’s go back to where it all started:
BB creams (short for “beauty balm” or “blemish balm”) have been doing pretty good in the Korean and Japanese markets since the eighties. Soon enough, Garnier,Smashbox and Maybelline formulated their own BB creams to correct uneven skin tone, minimize oiliness, reduce wrinkles and offer extra sun protection. Asian skin care has always sparked the interest of cosmetic companies worldwide.
Garnier BB Cream
Maybelline BB Cream
Smashbox BB Cream
Hala Ajam learned from the Makeup Academy in Hollywood; where she studied special effects make-up for photography, TV and movies, she worked with Glamour Shots, a top fashion photography studio in Los Angeles California, and then moved to Lebanon to work with esteemed establishments including Future Television and Laha, a weekly magazine in the Middle East.
Everybody knows the dangers of sun exposure, but not everyone has heard of carcinoma. Carcinoma is the skin cancer caused by the regular and over exposure to sun rays. It is very dangerous and could be deadly sometimes. Tanning can be much safer and you can avoid carcinoma when you consider the following:
A third fact is that early skincare prevents carcinoma at a young age and reduces the risks of having skin cancer when we grow older.
Finally, if you decide to “fake and bake”, keep in mind that regular tanning can cause carcinoma and can damage the skin exactly as if you were soaking up the sun because it is eventually based on artificial radiations. More importantly, if you notice any strange marks on your skin, you are advised to check with your dermatologist the soonest possible because early prevention and detection are always best.