All You Need to Know About BB Creams
If you have been following me on Instagram, you already know which cream I use for daily purpose.
Some of you had few queries regarding BB creams. So this short yet informative post will help you with those queries.
Let’s start with a very basic question.
What does BB stands for?
BB stands for Blemish Balm or Beauty Balm.
What is a BB cream?
BB cream is a tinted cream which covers skin imperfections like a foundation, adds moisture like a moisturizer and protects skin from harmful sunrays like a sunscreen.
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What Does a BB Cream Do?
It’s all in cream. It adds moisture, soothe skin, hide scars, protects from sunrays, brightens and adds glow, even out skin tone.
Some BB creams also have the ingredients to fight against aging.
It was introduced by a German doctor 50 years ago. The prime purpose was to heal skin, cover the scars.
Isn’t a BB cream a kind of Foundation?
Foundation is slightly heavier as compared to BB cream. The coverage that a foundation provides is more than a BB cream. As BB cream is lighter, it gives light to medium coverage.
Difference between tinted moisturizer and BB cream:
Tinted moisturizer adds moisture to skin while adding glow or covering the skin issues slightly. BB cream is thicker than tinted moisturizer. It adds some moisture while covering skin imperfections and adding glow to skin.
What sort of finish does a BB cream gives?
Some BB creams give you dewy finish and some give you matte one.
How to apply BB cream?
Like any other cream, you can use your clean finger tips or beauty applicators to apply it on your face.
BB cream for daily usage:
Well the good news is, the BB cream can help you skip couple of products. BB cream sooth the skin. Hence you can skip Primer, if you use one. As mentioned earlier, it adds moisture so you can skip applying moisturiser. BB cream with full coverage can let you say bye to your concealer as well.
Apply BB cream on cleansed face if you have oily or normal skin. If you have dry skin and feel more moisture is needed, you can apply a moisturizer and then apply BB cream.
Even though BB cream does protects our skin from harmful sun rays, it might or might not do the work as efficient as a sunscreen. If you are going to spend whole day out in sun, I would suggest you to wear your favourite sunscreen over the BB cream for more protection.
How will I find a right BB cream for my skin?
BB cream comes in different shades. Do check the shades by applying the testers available in any shops. Because if the shade goes wrong, it might make you look a shade dark or pale.
For skin type, got to check the description of the BB creams about the benefits it is offering. In order to find the right one, you might have to just try few to find out the right one. Because dry skin needs more moisture and oily skin needs matte finished one.
Hope this helps. If you have any more queries, do ask in the comment section. Happy to help 😊