Spring is here and summer is coming which means say goodbye to foundation and say hello to BB cream but first you may want me to answer a few questions
photo: Sephora’s BB cream collection
What exactly is a BB cream?
BB cream (short for beauty balm) is like foundation but lighter so like tinted moisturiser but slightly more coverage
Why should I use a BB cream instead of tinted moisturiser?
While tinted moisturisers keep the skin hydrated and sometimes contain SPF like BB creams also do, BB creams offer other benefits such as they even out the skin tone, conceal blemishes and make the skin appear brighter, they also contain anti ageing ingredients and have a built in primer, also most of them have a high dosage of SPF
Does this mean I won’t need to use certain other products?
No it does not!, before you start throwing away, a BB cream is not an alternative to your moisturiser, primer, anti ageing cream or sunscreen, while it can offer some of the benefits of these products, it won’t have the same effect as the product itself, think of it as an addition to your make up collection with skincare benefits
But which BB cream is best for my skin type?
Oily/acne prone skin