Pale skin beauty tips

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Pale skin beauty tips
Apply blush to enhance your fair skin. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Pale skin is lovely, yet presents challenges. Embrace the pale and avoid tanning your skin either with the sun or self-tanning lotions. To keep your complexion in porcelain condition, always protect your skin from harmful rays. Fair skin often shows every mark or blemish, but there also specific colours and make-up that can enhance your beauty. A variety of pale skin beauty tips can help you look your best.


Not only is sunscreen essential to protect pale skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, it keeps skin looking better. Fair skin is prone to freckles and sun spots. It has less melanin than darker skin, which means that it will damage easier and show ageing more quickly. Wear sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15 every day of the year, including during the winter. This pale skin beauty tip will keep your skin smooth and unlined.

Shimmer Lotion

Rather than using sunless tanning lotion on the skin, enhance pale skin with a shimmer lotion. These are commercial lotions found in drugstores and department stores that contain light shimmer that doesn't show up dark on the skin. It just makes the skin look as though it has a glow, without covering up lovely, alabaster skin. Shimmer lotion is ideal for applying to legs when wearing a dress or skirt.


Use a touch of blush to add a rosy glow to fair skin tones. Cream or powder blush in a pink shade tends to be the most flattering for pale skin. Be careful not to go overboard. Use a designated blush brush to apply a light amount just under and on the cheekbones. If your skin is extremely pale, stick with blush that is very pink. If your skin is a touch darker, but still pale, try out some light rosy tones. This is a way to add colour and dimension without overpowering the face.

Tinted Moisturizer

Finding foundation make-up that matches pale skin can be challenging. It can also overwhelm fair skin. As an alternative to heavy foundation, or to alternate with foundation make-up, try a tinted moisturiser instead. It's ideal for dry or combination skin types. A tinted moisturiser leaves less room for error.

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