What to Expect During Your BB Glow Treatment: Step-by-Step Guide
The evertrusty foundation has been an integral part of a good makeup for years. Foundation gives a good make up and also helps hide many skin flaws and give the skin and even look for the evening or the day. However one of the disadvantages of foundations is that it is does not last for long an often as the tendency of becoming ‘cakey’ as the time passes. Another downside of wearing makeup on the skin is that it clogs the pores and if you don’t remove it properly and cleanse the skin, there is a high risk of breakouts, spots and damage to the quality of the skin.
We live in a ‘I woke up looking like this’ world. Most of us have wondered at some point that how do celebrities and Instagram stars wake up looking perfect and confident. The answer is the new age BB glow treatment which not only cultivates skin positivity but also helps deal with many skin issues. Our skin is the largest organ of our body and does the important job of protecting our organs and looking good at the same time. The skin fights with age, hormones, improper diet, UV rays and pollution and so much more on a daily basis. It is also subject to ageing causing fine lines, pigmentation, wrinkles etc. This is why it is necessary to protect the skin every day an BB glow treatment does just that.
The ever popular BB glow treatment gives you the freedom from putting and removing makeup every day and also protects your skin. This is why it is the most in demand natural glow like treatment of all times.
What exactly is BB glow?
The BB stands for ‘blemish balm’ or ‘beauty balm’ and before you join this trend it is important to know everything about this treatment and how it will benefit your skin. BB glow treatment was first introduced as a part of facial treatment in Korea and Singapore and has quite quickly spread across the world.
BB glow is essentially a type of semi-permanent make up that will save you the hassle of putting on makeup everyday and even correct skin imperfections. It gives a natural glowing and dewy look to the skin that stays with you all through the day, night and even when you are sleeping. It is a 24*7 skin cream that need to be reapplied.
The basic procedure is placing shades of pigments under your skin using laser or microneedling/ nano needling technologies for the perfection that appears from within. This semi-permanent makeup also claims to improve the texture, quality and tone of the facial skin. And the results do not look ‘made up’ but just like the lightweight foundation.
What are the steps of BB glow treatment
BB glow treatment is an outpatient procedure of depositing tined serum under the skin. The entire treatment lasts for just 1.5 to 2 hours to the maximum. This complex procedure and it includes the following steps
Step 1: Cleaning the skin
Since BB glow treatment does micro or nano injuries on the skin to deposit the serum, the skin surface needs to be cleaned thoroughly to make sure there are no bacteria, dirt or traces of skin care products and make on the surface. The skin specialist uses a gentle cleanser that will not irritate the skin
Step 2: Exfoliating the surface
The next step is to apply an exfoliating gel or a chemical peel on the skin surface to remove the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin. this ensures that the product absorption is better. The peel is applied using a soft brush and not massaged in. The duration of this gel varies with the skin type such as 2 minutes for sensitive skin, 3 minutes for normal skin and up to 5 minutes for oily skin. The teel is usually made of acids such as lactic acid. You might feel some redness and tingling post this step on the skin but it is quite normal.
Step 3: Neutralizing
The chemical from the peel or the gel keep working on the skin if not removed completely. A neutralizing solution is applied on the skin to stop the activity. If the peel is not removedcompletely, it can cause damage to the skin. This solution is usually in the form of a foam.
Step 4: Applying the BB booster
This a critical step of the procedure is the application of BB booster serum. This is done though nano needling or micro needling procedure. The skin practitioner uses fine needles (derma pen) to puncture the skin shallowly. The entire skin is covered in circular motions. The skin specialist will use different combinations of serums to treatment various skin conditions. The target is to treat specific condition as per the previous discussions.
Step 5: Tinted serum application
The facial skin has various shades and, in this step, a tinted serum matching your skin shade is deposited in the skin. The shade of the serum is usually one shade lighter than that of your skin tone. The darker shades are used for contouring and slight rosy shades are used to give a natural blush appearance. Thus, the overall look is perfectly air brushed make up look that you usually get by using several complex makeup products.
This pigmented serum is also deposited through a derma pen. Drops of the serums in various shades is placed on the skin. The skin specialist will move the pen over your face 2-3 times. Your dermatologist might lightly massage the skin to remove the serum residue and ensure better spread and absorption of serum.
Step 6: Nourishing and hydrating mask
This is the last step of the BB glow treatment. Your skin will benefit from the hydrating properties of the mask and it will also help soothe the redness and irritation caused because of microneedling. The mask is left on for about 15 minutes and the reside is massaged in the skin.
That is, it! The treatment is done and the next appointment date is given for about 2-4 weeks later.
Benefits of BB glow treatment for skin
BB glow has the foundation blending in the skin perfectly but from within. You can say it is a form of pigmentation but it does not alter the skin permanently. Among the many benefits of BB glow treatment include
- It gives the skin an even toned appearance and texture
- It camouflages imperfections like redness, under eye circles, hyperpigmentation, age spots etc.
- Nourishing and hydrating the skin to restore youthfulness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- It reduces the visibility of open pores
- Has a natural anti-ageing effect.
- Improvement in collagen production that tightens the skin naturally
- It gives a visible reduction in pimples, blemishes, and acne scars.
- It gives an overall brightening effect and cures dull and dehydrated skin.
- Saves time and money and applying and buying makeup regularly
- Boost confidence in self-image
Results post BB glow treatment
The changes in your skin are visible immediately and full results will be noticeable in few days. You might notice some redness on the skin but that is normal. Your practitioner will give you a gentler skin care routine to follow for a next few days. There will no need to use foundation or other makeup on a daily basis for next few weeks.
Who can get a BB glow treatment?
Any healthy person who is dealing the skin uses such as ageing, pigmentation etc and wants to get rid of the hassle of using makeup everydaycan opt for BB glow treatment. BB glow is not suitable for clients who are
- Pregnant, lactating or nursing
- Undergoing cancer or tumour treatments
- Suffering from chronic skin ailments such as rosacea, psoriasis, active ace, allergies etc.
- Having skin infection of any kind
- Prone to keloid scarring, allergies etc
- On blood thinning medications
Depending on the condition of the skin the BB glow saturation is built over time. It might take 2-10 sessions for BB glow treatment to get more everlasting effect. Most clients will see best results in 3-5 sessions easily. The session are done 2-4 weeks apart.
Before the BB glow treatment
- Halt the use of any vitamin A on the skin such as retinol, or retin A, five days before the treatment.
- Let your doctor know about any regular medication that you are on such as blood thinners etc.
- Ask for a patch test to rule out any allergies to ingredients
Taking care of the skin post BB glow treatment
The skin might be a little sensitive and prone to infections because of the tiny punctures on the skin therefore who will be given a detailed set of instructions on what to do and what not to do such as
- Avoid touching or pressing your face for a few days
- Keep your face dry for the first 24 hours after the treatment
- Avoid activities that can cause sweating
- After 24 hours wash your face with lukewarm water and mid soap. No harsh products.
- Avoid any kind of make for at least 2-3 days post treatment
- No swimming or gyming for next seven days
- Avoid going out in sun and even when you have to go out wear a high-quality SPF otherwise the pigments can give an ashy or greyish look to the skin
- Skip any facials and harsh skin care treatments for the next three weeks
- Vitamin C and retinol products can cause the deposited pigments to fade faster and hence dis continue their applications.
- Tanning is never good for BB glow treatment. it can cause the pigments to become uneven in colour and result in patchy skin.
Let the pigments settle under the skin properly. The tiny punctures on the skin will cause the skin to regenerate and have a better texture as they heal. You will also see deep hydration and a plumper skin. the effects last for about 4-8 months as the body breaks down the pigments and removes them from the body.
BB glow treatment price in India
BB glow treatment price in India is usually charged per session. The number of sessions you get the higher is the cost of BB glow treatment. The cost of BB Glow treatment also varies with the fact whether other treatment such as dermaplaning or LED are also used with it.
Other factors influencing the BB glow treatment price in India include location, reputation and expertise of the salon or spa. Since it is a cosmetic treatment, it is not covered by insurance. Most clinics offer discounted package deals if you book multiple sessions in advance. If not done in a sterile environment with the best of the products, BB glow can have some long term effects such as permanent titanium deposits under the skin which can be potentially harmful. Therefore make sure that you do not compromise on the cost and find a salon that use the highest quality of serums and make sure that the needling is not too deep to reach the epidermis.