No matter which skin tone category you fall under – fair, medium or dark – everyone wants a glowing complexion. Since every skin tone is beautifully unique, it’s important to customize your beauty and skincare routine to best suit your complexion and look as radiant as possible. Here are some key tips for getting your glow on, based on your individual skin tone.
Fair Skin Tone
Get with the SPF!
Everyone should be using a daily moisturizer with an SPF, but it’s especially important for fair maidens. Sun damage is extra visible (and extra aging) for light skin tones. Always use an SPF product when you leave the house, so you can protect your skin and prevent future damage.
Glow with the right blush.
|Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in “Nectar”|
Powder is the enemy of fair complexions, as it usually ends up looking too cakey. But a soft pink cream blush is the perfect way to achieve the look of glowing skin. It’s also super easy to adjust the color so you look healthy and youthful – not clownish.
Medium Skin Tones
Know your undertone.
Check out the veins on your wrist. If they look blue, then you have cool undertones. If they’re greenish, then you’re warm. Once you have that part figured out, you can choose the perfect bronzer to keep your skin sexy and glowing – golden-tinted bronzers for warm undertones, and a sheer bronzer with a hint of pink for cool undertones. And don’t shy away from shimmer! Pearlescent bronzers look gorgeous against an olive complexion.
Customize your color.
|BH Cosmetics Foundation & Concealer Palette|
Medium skin tones can be tricky, as they cover a wide color spectrum. Sometimes, finding the perfect foundation and concealer shade for you will require a bit of customization, mixing and matching. Think of it as “makeup couture.”
Dark Skin Tones
Be diligent about clean skin.
|Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion|
Dark skin tones tend to age flawlessly for a reason – they’re usually more prone to oil than others. Since breakouts can lead to scarring and discoloration, make sure you’re extra diligent about keeping your skin clean. Never go to bed without removing your makeup, and always use an oil-controlling toner after washing your face.
Use a liquid foundation.
|Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in “Chestnut”|
To even out your skin tone, liquid foundation is the way to go. Other formulas can be too matte and chalky, taking away the dimension and richness that naturally occurs with a darker complexion.
ALL Skin Tones
Slough away the dullness.
We’re going to keep reiterating the importance of exfoliation until women everywhere have made it part of their skincare regimens. You can’t have glowing skin if there’s a layer of dead skin cells dulling the surface. Get yourself a good exfoliator and give your skin a proper scrub twice a week.
Hydrate your skin.
|Cheeky Physique Contour Sleek|
Whether you’re the real-life Snow White or an ebony goddess, moisturizing your skin is an absolute must. No matter your complexion, reach for a formula that keeps your skin hydrated without feeling too greasy. For the rest of your bod, try Cheeky Physique’s Contour Sleek for sexy-smelling, glowing skin. This lightweight oil works double duty, moisturizing the skin while also firming and reducing the appearance of cellulite.