Choosing the Right Tanning
Choosing the right sunscreen shade can help you achieve a healthier-looking complexion.
It can improve your natural face structure and give you that sun-bathed glow that you can get after spending a day at the beach.
Using a sunscreen that is too dark for your skin color can make your complexion look cloudy and dirty.
The right sunscreen shade is the one that resembles your skin tone when you have a mild tan.
Here are some tips for choosing the right sunscreen shade and improving your skin tone.
Put them to the test and check the results.
Tips for Choosing the Right Tanning Tone
Professional makeup artists recommend to choose a suitable tanning shade, a product that is one or two shades darker than your skin tone.
Which will probably give him a more flattering look.
However, one should not consider only the skin tone of the face, the tone of the body as well.
Since some parts of your body are more exposed to the sun than others.
You may have a slightly different skin tone on your face than on your body.
Your neck probably has a lighter tone than your face and body.
The correct tanning intensity is the one that adapts and mixes with the whole body, giving a balanced visual aspect.
A simple test that can be done to find out if you’re using the right amount of sunscreen…
It is to place the back of the hand to the side of your face and see if the face and hand are shaded with a similar tone and check if they have a natural tan.
If your hands don’t seem to belong to your face, you’re probably using the wrong tanning tone.
Any makeup test should be done in natural light.
Light, Medium and Dark
Choosing the right shade of sunscreen can be complicated, all the more so because all makeup brands have different ways of naming their sunscreens.
Often with names I don’t remember any specific color intensity.
However, most trademarks use tones of descriptive names.
As light, medium and dark, they help you at least know which shade can best fit.
If the name of the product you’re interested in doesn’t have a descriptive shade name, or if you’re not sure if it can fit your skin tone or not…
Take a look at the online color descriptions,
Most brands offer additional information.
Another useful tool is online feedback, where other consumers take pictures of themselves while using the product.
However, photos are not 100% reliable due to photo lighting conditions that can alter the colors of the image.
If you can’t find a sunscreen that suits your skin tone, try using a powder base that is one or two shades darker than your skin.
Texture, Background and Hue
The second factor to consider when choosing a sunscreen shade after color intensity is its texture.
If you pay attention when you look at your skin, you will notice that your skin is not uniform and has a prominent tone, texture, which can be cool, warm or neutral.
It can be confusing because most of us have more than one type.
For example, you may have a warm tone in general, and also have some redness in your skin, or your body may have a different tone of your face.
A quick and easy way to individualize your predominant tone is to look at your veins.
If they look predominantly green, it is likely to have a warm tone.
If they look blue, it will most likely have a cool tone, if they look both green and blue, you can have a neutral tone.
The goal is to find out what shade you have on your skin in the highest percentage and use it as a reference.