The rise of Korean pop culture all over the world has made people really interested in their beauty products — with one of the more popular ones being BB cream. It is a lighter substitute for foundation, which gives you that smooth, natural shine that most Korean actors and actresses have.

While it is possible to get the same effect, it is also important to choose the right BB cream for your skin type. Here are things to consider in finding the right BB cream for you, according to industry expert Bali Body.

Sun Protection

Protecting your skin from the sun is a must. BB Creams have the protection that ranges from SPF 15 to SPF 45. Making sure your skin is protected and, at the same time, pretty is definitely a must.

Age

The one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t apply to BB creams. Choosing BB cream based on your age can help give you the coverage and nutrients that your skin needs. BB creams contain nutrients and minerals that are skin type–specific. Older people will need thicker coverage and anti-ageing properties while those designed for younger skin types will have thinner consistencies and quick absorbing features.

Shade

Every skin tone is different, that is the reason BB creams often come in different shades. Make sure you choose the right shade for your skin colour. BB creams can eventually blend with your original skin tone but only if you choose the right shade.

Coverage

Do you plan to use BB cream on its own? Or will you mix it with other types of makeup such as CC cream or foundation? How you plan to use your BB cream can help you find the perfect one that offers the right coverage.

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Climate

That bright, fresh glow is a product of moisturising characteristics BB creams are famous for. Therefore, if you live in a humid or tropical climate, choose BB creams that are not too oily. If the weather is cold all year round, find one that has heavier moisturising properties.

When armed with this information, heading to your nearest cosmetic shop and choosing the BB cream for your skin has never been easier.