We get it—the beauty dictionary is expanding every single day and it’s totally understandable if you’ve been a little intimidated by the multiple inventions for different skin types to meet the many skin requirements. That’s what happened to us too when we landed on the BB cream and the CC cream. But honestly, it’s not rocket science! Read on as we bring you an easy, detailed guide to telling apart the BB cream from the CC cream and how to use each…

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Knowing your BB and CC creams: BB stands for Beauty Balm/Blemish Balm

Short for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm, BB creams are like tinted moisturisers packed with endless skin benefits. Not only do they smoothen your skin but they also protect it from the sun while maintaining a dewy, luminous look. A BB cream also doubles up as a moisturizer and foundation thereby ensuring that your makeup looks smoother and makes it last longer.

CC stands for Colour Correction/Complexion Care

Short for Colour Correction, the cream focuses on battling the unevenness and patchiness that is a common feature with Indian skin. It also conceals redness, so if you are looking for an everyday concealer CC cream is an ideal choice. It is, however, important to know that CC creams have a lighter texture than BB creams and therefore, have a more soft matte effect on your skin.

The difference between BB and CC Creams

Here is how the two are different from each other—CC Creams impart a semi matte, more natural finish while BB Creams provide for a look that is between matte, dewy and luminous. CC Creams have a lighter texture than BB Creams. BB creams complete your look and work wonders as an everyday base that is easy to wear. CC creams, on the other hand, are for those whose skin suffers from redness and want an even skin tone. Hence, you can choose either the BB cream or the CC cream depending on the coverage your skin requires.

How to use them:

It’s very simple—just spread it on your face and neck with the help of your fingertips before you leave home every morning. You can even use a foundation brush to apply your BB or CC creams. If you ask us, we highly recommend Pond’s White Beauty BB+ cream and the Lakmé CC Cream. Pond’s White Beauty BB+ cream comes with a powerful mix of Vitamin B3, Vitamin E and SPF 30 and provides instant coverage and all day radiance. The Lakmé CC cream comes with the added benefit of SPF 20 that gives also gives us light coverage while protecting us from the sun.

Both BB and CC creams will blend into your skin to give you a perfectly even, radiant skin tone; you just need to decide when to use which one depending on your requirement. Are you ready to give your skin that flawless finish with these wonderful products?

Psst…Layer your skin with a light moisturizer underneath for best results.