It’s a question that has been debated since the dawn of time: Can I use bb cream under my eyes? Many people believe that using bb cream under your eye area can lead to clogged pores, acne, and even wrinkles so there are some reasons not to do it.
But before you throw away your favorite BB cream, let’s explore what the experts have to say, what I think of it, and then form your own opinion about whether or not this is something you want to do!
Sure there are reasons not to do it, but there are also plenty of reasons to do so. Just dive in and see for yourself!
Without further ado…
What is bb cream and how does it work
BB cream is a multi-tasker! It does more than just cover up blemishes. As you start to apply it, you might be thinking, “What can my BB cream do for me?”
It can moisturize your skin, concealing minor redness and dullness. It can even function as an anti-aging potion! Your skin will look more plump and youthful with the help of some BB cream magic.
When applied on the face, BB cream gives us a natural glow that is not sharp nor heavy.
Do you use BB cream under the eye area?
Many people believe that using bb cream under their eyes area, which is typically a thin area of skin, can lead to clogged pores, acne, and even wrinkles. This is due to the lack of blood supply in the eye area. BB Creams are known for disguising imperfections here so it’s tempting to use it for this purpose.
But before you throw away your favorite B cream product because of this article, let’s explore what experts have to say about using it in the eye area! One beauty aficionado said, “It doesn’t irritate my skin or cause a breakout.” Another added that “I don’t use it every day but if I do use it under my eyes then I only use the smallest amount possible.
I personally see no harm in using BB cream under your eyes. Now, yes, for some people it might cause trouble because the under-eye area is so thin and the BB cream doesn’t work for them well. But generally speaking, I think it’s safe to say that you can use BB cream under your eyes safely.
As stated earlier, it might be handy to start with the “smallest amount possible” and go from there. If you see that nothing happens and if feels and looks great to you, then up the amount until you get the desired effect!
But even though you can wear BB cream under your eyes, there can be some reasons to not do this.
Why you maybe shouldn’t wear BB cream under your eyes
There are some people who report that using BB cream under their eyes leads to clogged pores, acne, and wrinkles. Now, even though this is a small number of people (a really small amount!) it can be a reason for people not to wear the BB cream.
The second reason is that it can be difficult to blend your concealer and foundation on top of the bb cream because the skin is so delicate under the eye. This will lead to an uneven finish and a cakey look if you’re not careful. This can also lead to acne breakouts as bacteria will build upon the surface of your skin if it is not clean.
The solution for this is to find out how to apply your makeup products as effectively as possible. This will help you with the uneven finish, the cakey look, and the fact that you might cause breakouts as bacteria build-up. As stated above, this can happen when your skin is not clean. It is therefore very important that you make sure that your skin is really clean before you start putting on makeup :).
The last reason is that some people find that bb creams contain ingredients for a skin type that doesn’t work for them which means they might cause dryness if used under your eyes, but this will vary depending on your skin type so do a test before applying it all over your eye area!
Using bb cream under your eyes well really comes down to personal preference and knowing which skin type you have. If you know which skin type you have, you can accurately choose the right products for you so that you get the results you want!
Which BB cream should you use depending on your skin type?
There are lots of different BB creams that target specific skin types, so it really just comes down to choosing the one that best suits your needs!
For dry skin: BM Silk Balance Skin is composed of something called Trehalose. It’s a sugar made up of sugar molecules found in the natural world and will work wonders for dry, easily irritated or sensitive skin. You’ll be noticing a smoother-looking complexion right away if you choose this product!
For sensitive/combo skin: Suave Bb Cream is a wonderful option for those who have a sensitivity to fragrance since there is no added perfume in their products- With 12 shades available, Suave provides an all-day sheer coverage cream with spf 25 for protection from sun rays. Made in Korea, this bb cream is in a league of its own!
For oily skin: Combination and oily skins with the tendency to break out will love Etude House’s 10-Free BB Cream which is an oil-free moisturizer with SPF34/PA++ protection. It helps to fight against shine whilst evening out your skin tone and providing smooth-looking results!
For acne-prone skin: You’ll want to check out Skin79 Green Tea Blemish Balm for acne-prone skin since it contains anti-septic ingredients like green tea extracts and mint extracts. This product also boasts special coverage by concealing blemishes and imperfections while healing them at the same time!
In summary, BB creams are a quick and easy way to get coverage for your skin. It is important that you know what type of skin you have before using BB cream because it will not work the same on every person and since the eye area is such a delicate area, you should only use products that really work for you!
Also, make sure that if you use bb cream under your eyes that it does not lead to clogged pores or wrinkles! But, when you know which skin type you are and know (through research, asking friends, experimenting, or asking a local beauty professional) what kind of product you need, I’m sure you don’t have to worry about any of that!
Thank you for reading this far! If you came all the way down to this part of the article, I assume you liked it and want to learn more about BB creams, how they work, and what they can do for you. To start learning more about this, you simply click on one of the links below!
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