Freestyle Friday Beauty Edition: Determining Skin Tone

Have you ever heard of the Fitzpatrick Scale?

Do you ever wake up, look in the mirror and your skin looks as if it has a red, yellow or blue tint? Have you ever heard the term undertones? Wonder why some people burn in the sun and others don’t?

I have all these answers for you in today’s post! The Fitzpatrick Scale helps you to determine your skin classification. It breaks down color, type and how it reacts to the sun.

Let’s break it down further:


This is what it looks like to the naked eye…


Now that you have a better understanding of the skin types the question remains as how to determine undertones. The best way to classify tones is as warm, cool and neutral.

  • Warm Undertone: Peachy, Golden & Yellowish
  • Cool Undertone: Red, Pink & Blue
  • Neutral: A mixture of these which and also those hard to determine

An easy way to help you find out your tone is by looking at the veins in your arm. If your veins are green you are warm tone, if they are blue or purple then you are cool tone.

The key in caring for your skin is first understanding your skin and how it responds to the environment. That environment is both external and internal, sleep, healthy diet, water, cleansing, moisturizing and exfoliating are all imperative. If you have any questions on how to combat specific skin concerns it is always best to consult a Dermatologist or a Licensed Esthetician.

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