Saturday, July 16, 2016

On 5:47 PM by Hira Tabassum in , , ,    1 comment
BB cream's made it big in the beauty industry out of nowhere five years ago. To celebrate its half a decade of reign, we are debunking the 4 myths associated with BB creams and finally revealing the truth!!

BB creams are makeup, so you still have to wash them off at night.
You’ll find plenty of BB creams with good-for-you goodies like vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and delicious antioxidant cocktails. However, according to pretty much every expert we spoke to, BB creams are first and foremost makeup and, as such, they need to be removed at the end of every day.
“Just like a foundation or tinted moisturizer, BB creams can clog the pores, resulting in breakouts,” says dermatology practitioner Lauren Abramowitz. “Removing them at the end of the day is a must!” While we cut any BB creams with specifically pore-clogging ingredients, leaving just the pigmented makeup on your skin overnight can block your pores, trapping oil and bacteria inside and leading to breakouts and irritation. Bummer.

And even though they have SPF, you’ll probably still need to apply sunscreen.
If you’ve ever talked to a dermatologist, you probably know that the number one rule of skincare (and of life!) is: “Wear sunscreen!” According to the American Association of Dermatologists, that sunscreen should be SPF 30. Anything less than that cannot be guaranteed to protect your skin from damage.
Unfortunately, a lot of the BB creams on the market offer lower protection like SPF 10, 20, or even 28 (because those extra two SPF points were really beyond reach). We’re not going to tell you not to wear a BB cream with low SPF, but given the very small amount of BB cream you’ll use to get the pigmentation you’re after, experts recommend adding an additional layer of sun protection under your BB cream each day to ensure your skin isn’t damaged.
The common recommendation from dermatologists is that you need to apply at least a nickel-sized dollop of sunscreen to your face every day for it to be safe from harm. You’d have to apply a whole lot of BB cream to equal one nickel-sized dollop of straight-up sunscreen.

Don’t give up your moisturizer either.
Again, the primary goal of BB creams is to cover up blemishes and even out skin tone. So, while BB creams do boast some moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe vera, they’re not a replacement for a good old singularly focused oil, serum or cream. “BB creams are not as effective at moisturizing as a plain old moisturizer,” says dermatologist Dr. Debbie Palmer. “This is because they aren’t formulated with the same concentrated percentage of moisturizing ingredients as your normal day or night moisturizer.” Multitasking isn’t as effective as we all wish it were, though we still swear we did a better job on our homework when the TV was on.
For best results, treat your BB cream like a light tint, applying it after you’ve cleansed, toned, moisturized, applied sunscreen, and done whatever else you need to do. Supplement your routine; don’t replace it.

A BB cream isn't a CC cream or a DD cream...

Tinted Moisturizer: This is the simplest of all the various makeup-slash-skincare products. It’s just a moisturizer with some pigment in it. The color is usually pretty sheer. Lately, tinted moisturizers have been creeping into BB cream territory, adding all kinds of other ingredients including SPF too, so they’re more and more interchangeable.
BB Cream: The idea behind BB cream is that it’s an all-in-one moisturizer, SPF, primer, and foundation, with skincare benefits. And though realistically it doesn’t replace your SPF or skincare steps, it’s this multi-faceted formulation that sets it apart marketing-wise from straight-up tinted moisturizers. It’s much lighter than foundation and can easily replace that thicker makeup for everyday use because it’s meant to work with your natural skin, instead of covering it up completely.
CC Cream: The CC stands for “complexion corrector” and these products typically focus on targeted color correction. The main difference, at least in theory, is that they include a skin-brightening primer in them (whereas BB creams typically have a normal, non-brightening primer). They’re particularly helpful for acne-scarring, pigmentation problems, or constant redness.
DD Cream: In the seemingly endless exploration of alphabet creams, DD stands for “dynamic do-all” cream (really). It ostensibly combines the skincare benefits of BB creams and the color-correcting abilities of CC cream for an all-in-one super cream. These also typically have targeted anti-aging ingredients in them.
Foundation: And then, of course, there is still foundation. Many people prefer it for the wide range of shades most brands offer and the fuller coverage that can be achieved. Makeup artists told us that they often use BB cream or tinted moisturizer as a first layer (aka a primer) on the skin, adding foundation on top for extra coverage.

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1 comment:

  1. A very informative post! May people stil don't know about all this. Good stuff! x


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