BB CREAM: WHAT EXACTLY THEY ARE.

Extremely popular in Korea, BB Cream belongs to a category of its own, halfway between skincare and make up. BB stands for Blemish Balm, translated as “Anti Stain Balm”. They are creams that combine in a single product the moisturizing power of a cream, the protection of a sunscreen and the camouflage attributes of a foundation. A BB Cream makes the complexion colour homogeneous, reducing dark spots or excess pigmentation on the face. In essence, it prepares the skin perfectly for makeup. And it does so by ensuring a “natural” coverage with a light texture that camouflages imperfections by adapting to the skin tone while illuminating the face, lasts for a long time and does not stain; it also offers a basic sun protection, so you can always be protected even during short shifts. So many benefits in one product! That’s why so many women can’t really live without it.

ALWAYS PROTECTED FROM THE SUN WITH BB CREAM.

Sunscreen is perhaps one of the features that makes this product a real must have of any beauty regime and has decreed its success in Korea, where everybody is notoriously obsessed with protection against sun damage. BB Cream offers protection usually always higher than 20SPF and PA+, so it’s high enough to protect you when you travel outside between home and work, for example. Always read the protection guidelines that each specific BB Cream can offer and consider whether it is advisable to add sunscreen for extra protection, especially when you have a whole day to spend outdoor.

HOW TO USE A BB CREAM.

BB Cream is really easy to use. You can spread it evenly over your face. However, if you’ve never used it before, you might mistakenly put too much of it on. Start by applying small amounts to the so-called ‘key points’: on the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin and then spread it all over your face by spreading it outwards with your hands and fingers. Alternatively, for more pasty creams, you can use a brush or sponge like the beauty blender. Spread it like a normal foundation, starting from the centre of the face. One last recommendation: always choose the specific BB Cream for your skin type and in the shade that comes closest to your natural complexion. For that WOW effect!

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THE SUN AND AGING SKIN.

In general, skin degeneration, where aging is only a consequence, is due to oxidative stress. This is a pathological situation that manifests itself when the organism is exposed to the stress of certain endogenous or exogenous oxidizing agents, such as stress, smoking, alcohol, which undermine the chemical stability of the structure. Ultraviolet rays in contact with the skin also have the same effect, the so-called Photo Aging or Photoaging. It is a chronic damage to the skin that can also affect the DNA of the cells that add to those of biological aging. Photoaging affects collagen and causes deep and diffuse wrinkles, loss of elasticity, dry and rough skin, presence of dilated capillaries, sun spots, flaking, up to, in the most serious cases, even skin cancers.