I finally got an answer! Remember when I told you about how BB creams gave me cystic acne? Now I know why!
I had been using BB creams for years, which is why it took me so long to figure out that this was the trigger. All I know is that once I stopped using my beloved BB creams, my breakouts went away (more details here). BUT WHY??? I desperately needed a medical explanation for this, so I was thrilled when Dr. Jennie had an answer.
Here’s what she had to say about it:
“Because the consistency of BB creams are so fine, it may clog pores easily and lead to breakouts,” says Dr. Jennie. “I don’t recommend it for girls who have oily skin, are acne prone, or those with large pores. BB creams are good for women with normal or dry skin types.”
So there you go! Dr. Jennie also said that the fine particles can clog your pores little by little over time, which is why your acne can become cystic. If your skin type changes a lot (especially with the weather), then I suggest you stay clear of this formula for the sake of your skin. It’s really not worth the risk! Trust me! After a year of staying cystic acne-free, I thought it might be safe to try a new BB again (couldn’t help it). And guess what? I got 3 cystic pimples about three weeks after. So it’s really over. I’m not giving in to the beauty temptation anymore and I’m officially breaking up with BBs for good. Excuse me while I look for tinted moisturizers now…
Are you one of the lucky girls who can use BB creams? Or do they make you breakout, too? ♥