The Benefits of BBs
BB creams are facial cosmetics and skin care products combined. You can use one as a primer
to ready your skin for foundation and other makeup or wear it alone for a simple, natural look. A BB cream contains light reflective particles that make imperfections like fine lines and wrinkles more difficult to spot, and it has a light tint that enhances skin tone. While BB creams correct and perfect, they also hydrate the skin with moisturizers
. Most formulas also provide SPF protection to reduce your risk of sunburn and long-term sun damage. The majority of BB creams also include anti-aging
ingredients like vitamin C to fight free radical damage and support collagen production.
Comparing SPF Levels
When you're choosing BB creams, it's important to understand the differences between their SPF levels. The Sun Protection Factor or SPF level is a measure of the percentage of the sun's UVB rays from which a product protects the skin. Products with higher SPF levels reflect or absorb more UVB than those with lower SPF levels. Most experts recommend that people with fair skin, those who are sun sensitive and individuals at an increased risk for skin cancer choose products with higher SPF ratings.
Other Features to Consider
Some BB creams are formulated for specific skin types. You can find products for faces prone to acne, sensitive skin, oily skin and dry complexions. These formulas often contain ingredients that help to address skin care concerns that are specific to that skin type. Another important thing to consider when you're choosing BB creams is color. While BB creams are not offered in as many shades as foundation
, most products come in at least light, medium and dark colors to complement different skin tones.
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