BB Cream: what they are and how to use them to get the most out of them

 BB Creams entered the cosmetics market by storm: they promised to be the lightest, most natural, and skin-friendly makeup base, but also the easiest to apply. And this is not entirely a lie, but what is also true is that there are a few tricks not known to all with which you can get the most out of your BB Cream.

The BB Cream concept suddenly entered our vocabulary and our beauty routine. As effective as a moisturizer and as indispensable as a foundation, BB Cream has become one of our makeup essentials.

For those who do not know, BB Cream ( Blemish Blam ) is an anti-blemish cream that combines the active  ingredients of a conventional day moisturizer with the makeup base. This implies that before applying it, it is convenient to have clean skin and apply facial toner, which allows the active principles contained in the product to penetrate deeply.

How to use BB cream to make the most of its properties

Although it shares properties with a normal moisturizer, BB Cream should not be applied in the same way, but rather as a compact or creamy foundation. To make sure you don’t use too much product, pour some BB Cream into the palm of your hand and then apply it with a sponge or brush, preferably a cat’s tongue like this one.

The beauty blender or egg sponge is also a highly recommended option, as it guarantees a smooth and uniform result. If you decide to use it, you must moisten it with water and, later, with the BB Cream. Then apply it to the face with gentle touches, never drag or rub! Do it for the face and neck until the appearance is homogeneous.

However, and this is what makes BB Cream special is that you can also apply it with your fingers. Unlike other conventional makeup bases, the result will be perfect. To do this, pour a little product back into the palm of your hand and dip your middle finger. Next, make five points on your face: the forehead, the nose, the two cheeks, and the chin, all of them with the same amount of product. Spread it with your finger drawn circles combined with light touches for a fluffy look.

In the end, and when the BB Cream has dried, you can seal and complete the look with pressed powder, bronzing powder, or blush. And even if you’re in a hurry, remember to always close the bottle of BB Cream tightly to prevent the product from drying out or becoming contaminated.

 

What is the best BB cream for my skin?

At first glance, they may seem the same to you, but there are certain details that we have to pay attention to know which BB Cream is the most suitable for my skin.

 

If you’re 30 years old and you’re concerned about fighting the signs of aging, we recommend BB Anti-aging. Although if for you, it is more important than your skin looks without shine, the Mattifying BB would be perfect in your case. 

 

As you can see, it is only a matter of focusing on the aspect that concerns us the most about our skin since there is a type of BB Cream for every need. That is why it is very important to identify what type of skin we have when choosing the perfect BB Cream for our skin.

 

What is the difference between a foundation and a BB Cream?

 

In general, the makeup base causes the pores to become clogged, retaining the dead skin and bacteria on the first layer of our skin. At the same time, the BB Cream, thanks to its natural pigments, ensures that the pores are not clogged, and skin continues to breathe dirt-free throughout the day. Also, its hydrating actives keep it at its optimal water level for up to 24 hours.

 

The final effect that we will achieve is a natural, translucent, unified coverage without imperfections.

 

When should I start using the Anti-aging BB Cream?

 

When your skin reaches a certain age, it begins to resent and suffer more dryness, the first signs of aging appear. We recommend that around the age of 30, you begin to treat and take care of those first signs to maintain firm and active skin.

 

Thus, the BB Cream Anti-Aging, in addition to providing a touch of perfect color for your day to day, will help you hydrate the skin, unify, and correct imperfections.

 

This all-in-one cream contains Pro-Xylene that facilitates collagen fibers’ synthesis to hide wrinkles and firm the skin. Besides, it also contains mineral pigments that instantly unify your skin with a pleasant texture that adapts its coverage to avoid marking wrinkles.

 

Its SPF15 filter helps protect the skin every day from the damaging effects of UV rays

 

If they all have sun protection, why use BB Cream Sun?

 

Everyone knows that the sun is very aggressive for the skin at any time of the year, so we must always protect it with moisturizers that contain protection against UVA and UVB rays.

 

But if we are in summer, the rays will be especially aggressive, so we must double that protection to protect the skin and prevent premature aging.

 

Especially at this time of year, you should use BB Sun since it contains a protection factor of 50. Like the rest of BB Creams, in addition to protecting you from the sun, you will achieve with it illuminated, instantly unified, and hydrated skin. And something very important that we must bear in mind is that it will also help you prevent the appearance of wrinkles and spots caused by the sun.