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How BB cream changed my exercise life

The background: I am 29 years old. I have chronic acne and scarring on my chin. I love to exercise. I love to run outside. I love to participate in road races.

The problem: I always use an SPF moisturizer when I run, but I am extremely self conscious about my skin. When I have to meet up with people after a run or get on the subway or stop into a store, I pray I don’t run into anyone I know. I keep my head down when speaking to anyone. I worry that my friends will say, behind my back, “Wow, Dori really has bad skin.”

The treatment: None. I’ve spent years at dermatologists trying different medications and combinations of medications. Not only did they not work, but because of my severely dry skin (unusual with chronic acne), all the medications made my skin unbearably dry and painful. Now, I just try to use products that don’t make it any worse.

The solution: Because I won’t work out with makeup on (it clogs pores and is gross to sweat off), I was at a loss for years – until now. I happen to work at a skincare company called Hydroxatone and we recently came out with the product that changed my exercise life: Hydroxatone Anti-Aging BB Cream.

Tell me more: Well, since you asked! BB cream (which stands for beauty balm, blemish balm and even beblesh balm – explanation here) is an all-in-one multitasking product. Depending on what brand you get, it can hydrate, conceal, protect from the sun’s harmful rays and brighten your skin. My company’s version also reduces the look of aging. And it does all of this in just one step, so you’re not using multiple products. That’s really important to me because I am lazy and forgetful. I wear the Anti-Aging BB Cream when I work out and I also wear it on regular days — it gives me a flawless complexion and I don’t need foundation with it!

You can’t be serious. Do you have proof? Why yes, I do! I happened to record a Before & After BB cream – Part 1 to show how the BB cream perfected my skin and this is Before & After BB cream – Part 2,  to show how well the BB cream held up while running and sweating for 6.2 miles. The lighting’s not great, but my acne is much worse than it appears and I also have under eye circles and dry skin. The video was inspired by this photo I snapped of myself in an apartment building hallway after the last race I ran wearing the BB!

Enough of your rambling. Wrap it up! Even though I wear BB cream regularly now, it improved my daily life but it DRASTICALLY changed my exercise life. Before and after I work out, I no longer have to worry about running into someone I know. I don’t have to wonder if people are judging me. I don’t have to hide my head and hope whoever is speaking to me will just GO AWAY. And best of all, I feel confident and beautiful.


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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing