Undertones 101: What Undertones Are and How To Find Them
Take your glow one step further through learning about undertones. Discover your undertone with Jergens skincare to put your best foot forward.
Why Is It Important to Know My Undertone?
Understanding how undertones work and knowing your undertone gives you the power to dress and accessorize for your glowing skin. This knowledge can help you highlight your natural beauty as well as improve your confidence and style. Here are some other reasons why it is essential to know your undertone:
- Picking the Right Foundation – Choosing the right foundation shade for your face has always been an arduous task. If you have your undertone figured out, it's easier to find the perfect match. You'll have a less difficult time at the makeup counter when purchasing products for your skin tone.
- Matching With Complementary Clothing Colors – Identifying your undertone also gives you the power to enhance your style with the most complimentary colors in your wardrobe.
- Finding the Perfect Hair Color – When it's time to color your hair, knowing your undertone can help you select the best shade for your skin tone. You and your colorist can work together to pick something that looks natural and complements your skin.
How Do I Find My Undertone?
Wondering how to find your undertone? It's easy. First, make sure you clean off any makeup, so you get the freshest version of your natural-looking skin. Here is how it works:
- Look at Your Veins – Check out the skin on your hands and wrists to get a better look at the veins underneath. If your veins appear greenish, that is a warm undertone. Blue veins are a cool undertone, and a combination may be a neutral undertone.
- Compare Your Skin With a Piece of Paper – Next, examine your skin next to a piece of plain white paper. A yellowish tint next to the paper indicates your undertone may be warm. If your skin appears pinkish, your undertone is likely cool. Grey-looking skin may mean a neutral undertone.
- Understand How Your Skin Reacts to the Sun – Also, consider how your skin responds to the sun. People who tan easily are typically warm. If you burn or turn red when out in the sun, your skin may have a cool undertone.
- Determine Your Jewelry Preference – Next, think about the favorite pieces of jewelry you like to wear. If you've always worn gold jewelry, that may indicate a warm undertone for your skin. Silver jewelry may mean you have a cool undertone. If you can wear either type, you probably have a neutral undertone.
What Do I Do Once I Figure Out My Undertone?
After finding your undertone, here's what you do next:
- Choose the Right Shades – Opt for outfits, hair color, and makeup products that are part of the warm or cool color family if you identify as one of these undertones. For neutral skin, you can try both undertones.
- Enhance Your Natural Glow – Enhance the look of your skin with a self tanner. Keep your skin moisturized before and after putting self tanner on, so you can maximize your natural glow.
- Develop Your Style – Wear what you love and what makes you feel amazing. While undertones can help guide you to certain colors and shades, your preferences and how it makes you feel are most important.
- Understand How Undertones Work – Your skin has an undertone that may lightly reveal a warm, cool or neutral color under the surface. Undertones are different from your skin color.
- Identify Your Tones – You can improve your style and elevate your glow by figuring out your undertone and dressing for the right hue. You can also use undertones when picking hair color and makeup.
- Complete the Undertone Tests – Use the series of easy undertone tests to discover your undertone and get a gorgeous look.
No matter what kind of skin color or undertone you have, you can brighten your glow with Jergens skincare. Our Natural Glow or SOL by Jergens Sunless Tanners are the perfect enhancement to give you a gorgeous, radiant skin tone. You can find the right matching self tanner product using your knowledge of undertones and your skin's surface color.