What are BB creams?

What are the benefits of BB creams

BB creams, also known as blemish balls are magic tubes, which have made headlines throughout the world. A BB cream is an all-in-one product for your skin, which can be used every single day. So, instead of using a moisturizer, sunscreen, and foundation, you can use a BB cream, which has the effects of all these three products in it.

These creams not only hide the appearance of blemishes on your skin but also hydrate your skin and give it a beautiful, natural glow – all of this without leaving any appearance of makeup on your skin. Many times, when we are in a rush, we forget to apply sunscreen and our skin has to face the harsh rays of the sun. But the good news is that the BB creams help us in this department as well, as these creams with their SPF formula also protect the skin from the sun. Thus BB creams are not only a makeup product, but also have various skincare benefits. These creams with their creamy texture can match any skin tone and not only hide the appearance of blemishes but also help in fighting various skin problems. However, you must choose a BB cream, which goes with your skin, or else won’t look anything less than white powder on your face. There are BB creams in the market, which come with various ingredients and you can choose one which addresses your skin concerns.

BB creams allow your skin to get the benefits of quite a few products with just one application. This way, you don’t only save time, but also save money. Moreover, BB creams unlike foundations, don’t make your skin look cakey, and give your face a natural, dewy finish. Moreover, the formulations found in these creams help treat blemishes. And, the good thing is that the BB creams are ideal for all kinds of skin types, including, oily, mixed, dry, acne-prone, etc.

How to apply BB creams

As a BB cream is a mixture of skincare and makeup, its application can be confusing for some. However, in reality, the application of these magical tubes is quite simple, and you will never want to leave without applying this cream once you get in a habit.

Before applying a BB cream, make sure that your face and hands are completely clean. Your hands should be sanitized so that the bacteria from your fingers don’t get transferred to your face and cause any allergic reaction. There is no need to use a brush to apply this cream, as these creams don’t need any blending to be done. As a BB cream is not as thick as a foundation and has a moisturizer in it, it is easy to blend with hands for a smooth finish. If you have oily skin, you can apply your BB cream directly on your clean face. However, if you have dry skin or follow a beauty regime with serums and other products, then you can apply your BB cream after applying these products. Dot your face with your favorite BB cream and blend the product in your skin with your fingers. Your fingers will warm up the cream, which will help in an easy blending. Wait for 2 minutes and let the product settle on your skin. Almost all BB creams come in a fine texture, and blending with fingers helps with the product adapting to your natural skin tone. A BB cream is non-oily, non-greasy and the best thing is that it does not clog your pores. While applying this cream, make sure that you cover your neck as well, because there is no difference between the skin of your face and neck.

Although, after applying a BB cream you don’t need to apply any additional product, if you are going for a party or have a lot of skin issues then you can apply a concealer on problem areas of your skin, before applying a foundation or compact powder for more coverage and better effect. You can skip applying compact powder if your skin is not oily or if you are not opting for a matte look.

Finding the Right BB Cream

Just like with all other skincare products and make-up products, finding the right BB cream also needs some trial and error, but with a little patience, you can reach there. One tip for choosing the right BB cream for your skin is that if you have oily skin, you should opt for an oil-free BB cream so that your skin does not become too oily. Also, while checking the formulations, you should opt for the creams with hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and aloe Vera gel, as these ingredients soothe the skin, while providing good hydration to the skin at the same time. You should also stay away from fragranced formulas so that your skin does not feel irritated.

So, get ready to get a BB cream for your skin to get a natural finish to your skin!