Skin Tone

Regardless of your Skin Tone a little care goes a long way. With a skin care program that uses natural products that can bring out the best qualities in most peoples complexion.

Why we will start with what kind of Skin tone you have, is because skin products aren't one size fits all. What might work for oily skin might parch and irritate dry or sensitive skin. Should you use oil based cleansers, moisturizers on oily skin they might cause bumps and breakouts on oily skin. Along with dry and oily skin, let’s also look into your skin tone as well.

Why we will start with what kind of Skin tone you have, is because skin products aren't one size fits all. What might work for oily skin might parch and irritate dry or sensitive skin. Should you use oil based cleansers, moisturizers on oily skin they might cause bumps and breakouts on oily skin. Along with dry and oily skin, let’s also look into your skin tone as well.

To start here is a video for those of you with olive skin tone.

Model Beauty Tip: Benefit's blush and bronzer...

Ford Model Marianne uses Benefit Cosmetics Benetint blush and Hoola bronzer to keep her face looking naturally beautiful.

Your Skin Type can be broken down many ways. But let’s start with the tone of your skin, is it Snow white, Olive, or Ebony black. More the likely it is some where in between. Skin tone is determined by the content of melanin, the pigment that gives skin color. The more melanin in the skin the darker it is.

There is a scale from 1 to 6 that dermatologists use to judge how sensitive skin is to light. For the most part this comes from the amount of melanin in the skin. The more melanin the skin it will resist sun damage and will be able to recover from sunburn and irritation. So if you are a one you will burn, not tan and if you are a 6 you will be able to resist sunburn longer than other kinds of skin.

People with light complexions are far more susceptible to skin damage and photo-aging from repeated exposure to sunlight. Having little or no melanin in your skin leaves you with few natural defenses.

The pluses: If you do get a cut or scrape your skin is less likely to scar. In most cases the skin responds well to cosmetic procedures like dermabrasions, acid peels and cosmetic surgery.

The minuses: Being thinner you already know that what the sun can do. Also the skin can be more vulnerable to broken blood vessels and capillaries, along the cheeks and side of your nose. Snow White skin is also more susceptible to Precancerous and cancerous skin lesions.

                                      Asin White Skin Tone

This is a great article By Dana Scripca about skin tone. Staying out of the sun is good for the skin. But her artical also showes the danngers of having number 1 skin tone and trying to keep it that way.

                                Asian Beauty tips for your Eyes

As many Asian women are exposed to fashion and beauty media aimed primarily at white Caucasian women, it is important to be aware of the subtle differences between the two although the beauty concepts are similar.

Add just a little melanin to your skinny, will act differently. The skin can resist the sun more. Pores tend to be tiny, giving the skin a very smooth appearance. As you add more melanin to the skin tends to be thicker and oilier. With the prospect of fewer wrinkles as you get older.

The minuses: Pores can be larger. With the extra oil can also bring blemishes. Should the skin become irritated, mild trauma, or from chemicals, this inflammation can lead to skin discoloration.

As you move closer to 5 and 6 the skin has the most melanin in it. Your skin will more than likely age better remaining smoother and wrinkle free. The skin tends to be oilier with a greater density of oil glands.

The minuses: Skin with a melanin content can be more susceptible to inflammation. Even a mild case of acne can lead to extreme inflammatory reaction. This process may cause visible scarring and a change in the skins pigment. Large scars that are raised are called Keloids.
Many men are bothered with razor bumps. This is when curly hairs work their way back into the skin after shaving.

In the book The Wrinkle Cure Nicholas Perricone, MD gives a Case Study on the different skin tones. With his skin tone descriptions he also goes into the different parts of the world that these skin tones come from.

Not only knowing if you have dry skin or oily skin, knowing the tone is a Large part of your skin type. Take time to look into your tone.

Aferican American Skin Care

African American Skin Care by Jason Katzenback gives us good tips for this skin tone. Some time it is your hair that can give your skin the most problems.

                                          Fade My Freckles

Freckles are just one of the many skin discolorations. Here in this article by Natalie Katsman we get a good look into the why we get them and what to do from here.

                                 Lightening Your Skin Naturally

A Few Tips on Lightening Your Skin Naturally

Darker Skin Teenagers

This article for the teen in the house with darker skin tone. I realy beleave in working from your skin tone when looking for help in skin care. Here are some good tips and will also give you more websites to look for help with darker skin tone skin.

                                            Oily Skin

Heredity may give you your skin tone but Jason Bibb will give you other reasons for your oily skin.

                                        Oily Skin Causes

Danny Siegenthaler has a lot of information on oily skin causes and what a person can do to help.

                                   Dry Skin and Olive Oil

Teresa Bacon gives us a good tip for dry skin using olive oil. Take note on the olive oil's she uses and it looks like you can use it all over the body.

                                             Dry Skin Care

Now, I know Wayne'r gets dry skin and cold in the winter and a hot bath sounds good! With the price of heating bills I'm already in hot water. Bills paid -- house still cold. Any way put some oil in your bath water. Or use a moisturizer befor drying off.
Dry Skin Care By Jimmy Sturo

Dry Skin Remedies

Here is another article by Jimmy Sturo on dry skin and I like the ingredients in these homemade skin care remedies.

                                           Sensitive Skin

Caring for sensitive skin made easier
(NC)-What can cause sensitive skin?

                            Sensitive Skin Care by Wendy Owen

Here at Natural Skin care we have 2 good articles on sensitive Skin. This one by Wendy Owen and one by News Canada. We also have the FDA's article on Hyoallergenic Cosmetics.

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