BB Yay or Nay?
BB cream is a hydrating makeup that's ideal for dry skin. From a skincare product perspective, BB cream is better than foundation since it's packed with ingredients that can nourish and moisturize your skin, as well as cover over it. If you want something that gives light coverage that makes your skin appear more natural, BB cream is also better than most foundations.
A BB cream acts like a primer, evens out your complexion like a tinted moisturizer, covers small imperfections and redness like a concealer, hydrates your skin like a day cream, brightens up dull complexions, and they often contain SPF and other anti-aging ingredients!
You can use a BB cream as part of your daily routine in place of foundation. If your skin tends to be oily, the moisturizer in a BB cream may be enough. But if you have normal or dry skin, you may want to apply a moisturizer before your BB cream.
It definitely replaces primer and, most of the time, foundation. It doesn't replace sunscreen. If you have blemishes or dark circles, you'll likely still want concealer.
Some BB creams are too heavy and will clog pores, causing more pesky pimples. Others aren't oil-free, which can be a problem if your skin is already greasy and you're looking to steer clear of breakouts and shine.
BB creams are definitely the safer bet for acne-prone individuals since CC (aka color correcting) creams tend to offer more coverage and therefore tend to have a heavier feel.