Oh, you want that new peach-shaded beauty product, Great!
And you trying to put on your skin, then that’s makeup not looking good at you.
Why does this happen?
Do you know the reason?
The answer is skin tone.
Fortunately, Here’s a solution that is to know your skin tones.
But what exactly is skin tones?
Let me show you exactly how this skin tone works.
Let me break this down for you.
First, we will discuss the skin undertone concept.
It’s easy to determine the skin tone.
What is a skin undertone?
Undertone is the slight complexion(tone)underneath the surface of the skin. The color underneath the surface. Skin undertones will help you find the right skin tones.
Types Of Skin Undertones
1] Cool Undertone
2] Warm Undertone
3] Neutral Undertone
1]Cool Undertone-Your undertones are usually purple and blue. If your veins show up purple or blue, you have a cool skin tone. Face look mostly beige and pink tone.
Your lips point up with reddish and pinkish shade. Mostly you have blue-based eye shadow. You have blue or green eyes and blonde, brown or black hair.
2]Warm Undertone- Your undertones are usually yellow, golden hue. If your veins show up green, you have a warm skin tone. Usually, your skin looks yellow or golden tones. Eye shadow mostly looks a brownish or yellowish shade.
You have brown or hazel eyes and brown, red, or black hair.
3]Neutral Undertone-You may have undertones with both shades. If you can’t answer if your veins show up green or blue, you may have a neutral skin tone. If you have an olive complexion, you likely come under this type.
Some test to identify the undertone type:
Cool Undertone-If blue color suits you. Then you have a mostly cool undertone. You can take suggestions from your friends.
Warm Undertone-If yellow and golden yellow shades color suits you. Then you have a mostly warm undertone.
Neutral Undertone-Every type of shade suits you.How lucky you are if you have a neutral undertone.
Cool Undertone –If your skin starts to turn or burns red in the sun, it shows a cool undertone.
Warm Undertone-If your skin tans easily and quickly in the sun, you have a warm undertone.
Cool Undertone-If silver-type jewelry suits you then you have a cool undertone.
Warm Undertone-If gold jewelry suits you then you have a cool undertone.
Neutral Undertone-If silver as well as gold jewelry suits you then you have a neutral undertone.
Now, We’ll discuss the skin tone concept and types.
What is skin tone?
Skin tone is the surface skin color. It is analyzed skin pigmentation(melanin)occurs in the uppermost layer of your skin. The skin color describes yourself as having a dark tone, ivory tone, or tanning.
Now, this is the important part.
Fitzpatrick phototyping scale is a numerical classification schema for human skin colors. It was discovered in 1975 by American dermatologist Thomas B.Fitzpatrick.The Fitzpatrick scale remains a recognized tool for dermatological research into human skin pigmentation. (From Wikipedia,Jump to navigationJump to search)
Fitzpatrick scale for human skin colors. (Six categories)
- Type I [scores 0–6)]always burns, never tans
- Type II [scores 7–13] usually burns, tans minimally
- Type III [scores 14–20]sometimes mild burn, tans uniformly
- Type IV [scores 21–27] burns minimally, always tans well (moderate brown)
- Type V [scores 28–34] very rarely burns, tans very easily (dark brown)
- Type VI [scores 35–36] never burns (deeply pigmented dark brown to darkest brown)By Image By-John D’Orazio, Stuart Jarrett, Alexandra Amaro-Ortiz and Timothy Scott – John D’Orazio et al. "UV Radiation and the Skin" Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(6), 12222-12248; doi:10.3390/ijms140612222 http://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/14/6/12222/htm, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49672997
The 3 Main Types Of Skin Tones
1]Light Skin Tone –
People mostly originated from snow and clouds atmosphere like Northern European region. You have a cool undertone. You likely can tan in the summer.
Cool regions bear to have less melanin because there is less sun in this part. people are usually very sensitive to the sun and burn much easier than those with darker skin.
If you get this is your skin tone, you need to use sunscreen lotion (UV protection)according to your skin type.
2]Medium Skin Tone-
People mostly originated from Northern Asian and Southern Europe. You have a tan skin tone with warm golden or olive undertones.
Some medium complexions are under Olive tone is neutral which means well -balanced beige presence it also comes under this category.
Olive skin tone is usually classified as light or moderate brown skin. This skin tone is also identified as tannish.
3]Dark Skin Tone-
The deepest range of skin tones. You have dark skin and/or a deep complexion.
Dark complexions originated from most exposure to ultraviolet radiation regions like Africa, Middle East, and India. people with dark skin are less prone to skin damage from the sun, they are more prone to hyperpigmentation
Conclusion-When you have too many types of color shades in front of you then you are confused. Choosing any beauty products you must to know which type of skin tone you have.Thats why,In a simple way,I explained different type of skintones and undertone type with test.Hopefully you understand it as well.So now don’t waste your time to choosing right products.