Lo Bosworth Tried a Semi-Permanent BB Cream Treatment—and the Results Are Amazing
The Hills alum shared that she's "obsessed" with the BB Glo treatment.
Lo Bosworth's beauty recommendations tend to be spot-on (see: this $5 drugstore product), so when she took to Instagram to share the results from her latest spa treatment, we knew it was worth looking into.
The treatment involves microneedling the skin and implanting pigment just above the dermis (the layer of skin beneath the epidermis, the outermost layer) to give you a natural, my-skin-but-better look. It lasts around six months to a year since skin exfoliates over time.
Now, spas across the country have started offering BB Glo, but it's still relatively under-the-radar.
Judging by Bosworth's post alone, the treatment seems like it's worth trying. Her skin looks even and glowy to the point that foundation would likely be useless. Plus, if you're in the habit of wearing foundation every day, it'd no doubt be liberating to wake up with effortless full coverage. (Related: The Best Mattifying Foundations, Tinted Moisturizers, and BB Creams for a Filter-Like Finish)
However, there are a few factors to keep in mind before you go ahead and follow Bosworth's lead. Silicones, which are found in the pigment used in the treatment, have the potential to wreak havoc when injected deep into the skin, Sandy Skotnicki, M.D., dermatologist and author of Beyond Soap, previously told us. "Your body sees it as foreign and you mount an inflammatory reaction," she said. "That could lead to bumps and nodules and potential scarring."
So while it's probably NBD to impulse-buy Bosworth's favorite drugstore product, you probably shouldn't jump right into BB Glo–or microblading, or any other tattoo–without first doing some research.