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How To Use Your BB Cream To Hide Your Pimples

Let this makeup-slash-skincare wonder work for you.

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If you’re still not sure what all the hype about BB cream is about, let us explain it to you.

BB cream—otherwise known as beauty or blemish balms—is actually a combination of both skincare and makeup. They’re packed with skin-loving ingredients that help you create a flawless base while providing your skin with sun protection and hydration. 

But here’s another benefit of BB creams that not a lot of people know about is that you can actually use it to hide your pimples
 

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The Cover-Up Technique

First, make sure to clean the area with a deep-cleansing facial wash that contains salicylic acid to help treat and shrink your current zit. Then, apply a dot of BB cream on your pimple and then leaving it to set for a minute or two. This will give the cream time to thicken up to almost the same consistency of a regular concealer. After this, lightly blend it into your skin, let it set, and then pat on some powder to seal it in. 
 

Your Stay-Flawless Trick

The good thing about using a BB cream instead of a concealer is that it also has skin benefits you can take advantage of. If your tend to get dark spots after your pimple has cleared up, reach for a BB cream that’s infused with whitening ingredients like Niacinamide and 12HSA. These ingredients inhibit your skin’s melanin production, so the more you use the BB cream, the brighter your complexion will be. "Niacinamideis actually one of the very popular dermocosmetics," says Dr. Paz-Lao. Thismeans that it can work on improving the surface of your skin (just like makeup)and healing the conditions underneath simultaneously. "It has a lot ofproperties, and lately, it's been discovered that one of its effects is that itcan lighten the skin by preventing the transfer of melanosomes."

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