Ok guys, now you know that taking care of your skin is important and healthy step for you. You too have to understand your skin tones. We are all different and it is important to know your skin tone, in order to understand what products to use and which products would be suitable for you!
I have already covered skin tone topic, please take a moment and read that. If any questions, feel free to comment/email me.
Acknowledging and selecting the right colors that go with our skin tones is a crucial key to our overall appearance. The correct colors can add value to our health, vibrant complexion, and sparkle to our everyday look. Remember you can leave the ashen and tired washed out look far from you, but there is hard work that needs to be put with time.
I would finally let you know by reading my previous posts, if you are still unsure bout your skin tone, do the exercises with a family member or friend and ask them for their input. If still you are not satisfied with that, please stop by a cosmetics counter a fine department store and talk with the specialist and/or consult your beautician for advice.
Before I head out, I want to share my fav actress and their pictures of reel vs real Hollywood Beauties:
Reel vs Real
Julia Roberts w/ and w/out make up at Diverse Beauty
Angelina Jolie w/ and w/out make up at Diverse Beauty
Remember understanding and taking care of your skin can make a big difference. Applying make up can make you or break you, but first taking care of the skin and understanding basic steps can lead to success.
When I started researching for myself, regarding “Beauty” and right products for my sensitive skin, I didn’t realize there is so much information, especially when one falls in multiple skin tones. After reading so much and acknowledging the term “beauty” the completely changed for me. In the beginning, I had realized how we never get to understand the true meaning of beauty, except what we see in books, movies, and tv’s. After learning the true meaning of beauty completely changed my life for better and I hope it makes positive difference in your life as well.
Let me continue from my last post, 3 Categories of Skin Tones, how to determine which category you may fall in.
Let’s explore and perform these simple tests to determine where you fit it:
Vein test – Go where there is a natural light and examine closely at the inside of your wrist. Does your appear to be greenish color? If so then you are warm skin tone. If you have bluish color veins than that would indicate you are a cool skin tone.
Pony tail test – Try to pull all your hair back away from your face in a tight ponytail or pull all your hair away from the face by using a hairband and completely clean your face. Place a white towel or some kind of cloth around your bare neck and shoulders. Now look at your reflection, if your face looks more yellow then it would mean that you are a warm skin tone, otherwise a bluish reflection would indicate you are a cool skin tone.
Silver/Gold test – Do you see yourself looking good in gold or silver? If gold is your color than my friend, you are a warm skin tone. For cool tone individuals silver is your color, all the way!
Go ahead and test yourself. What are you? Warm, Neutral, or Cool Skin Tone?
I would like to thank SelfGrowth.com in providing this test and letting me share with my readers.
Since we are discussing skin tones, why don’t we complete this topic first.
If someone asks you your skin color it is easy to say basic color such as white, brown, black, olive, and etc, but when asked what skin tone you have, it is confusing and challenging to answer the question because we tend to have multiple tones.
Let us start determining and understanding skin tones. I have already mentioned there are many skin tones, so it can be challenging to figure out which tone is right for you. Please remember your skin tone would determine the shades of make up that is right for you, which can and may be different from your mother and siblings.
There are two ways to determine what is your skin tone:
- Look at your nail without nail polish-what shade is it? The skin under your nail is your skin tone, but many times it is hard to really determine the exactness.
- Pinch the skin under your arm or any place the sun never shines. This is important because the place where sun does not shine would provide you with accurate answer. Does the tone tend to appear more reddish-orange, reddish-blue, pinkish-blue, peachy or yellowish? Once you have answered that question determined, you’ll have a benchmark for your natural tone.
Let us first discuss the skin color and how that can effect you.
Common sense, skin is our largest organ in our body. Skin color or better known as skin tones, varies such as white, black, brown, olive, and etc. Darker the skin tone means higher amount melanin.
Melanin is simply defined as a natural substance that gives color to our hair, skin, and the iris of our eye. Melanin is a shield that protects us from the sun.
I want to share different kinds of skin tones are out there, not only white, brown, or black! Keep in mind with diversity comes challenges but also comes true beauty!
According to this figure there are 24 shades. When you take a close look, I would not be surprised if you consider yourself in multiple tones, because I know I see myself between top 4-5 right hand side skin tones, especially it would depend on my mood and weather! What about you?