Sunday, 21 April 2013
What Color Is My Skin? Free Skin Tone Reference Chart
skin tone comparison chart, (or part of it), which you can use to compare your own skin to the photos, and work out if you have olive skin or fair, black or dark brown.
It doesn't really matter what color your skin is, but it might make a difference if you are planning on changing the color with a lightening cream.
Yes, if you didn't know, it is possible to change your skin tone, in fact many Hollywood celebrities have done it, especially African Americans.
Some famous people who have obviously bleached their skin, (allegedly), are Michael Jackson, Rihanna and Beyonce.
If you look at the before and after photos, it's easy to tell that they did, for example, here's a before and after shot of Rihanna:
As you can see, she turned from dark brown to olive in complexion pretty much overnight, from using some sort of skin whitening product.
Talking of that, there are only a few chemicals which are safe to use for this kind of treatment. You should be looking for a cream with either arbutin, glycolic acid, or kojic acid, and you should avoid anything with hydroquinone or mercury, or any product where the directions say you can swallow a pill to bleach your skin white. That's not true at all and is potentially very dangerous.
The photo up the top of the sidebar leads to the Facebook page of Tonique Skin Care, a trusted site offering a safe and effective product, or you can also get there by clicking on the link at the top of this article, to check out the skin tone chart.
Again, it doesn't matter what color your skin is, but it does if you are planning on using a powerful skin whitening treatment to get rid of uneven skin, or for cosmetic reasons, and that's why you need to talk to the experts.