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Skin Tone & Texture

Skin tone and texture can greatly affect one's appearance. Learn more about skin tone and texture at HowStuffWorks.

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How to Match Tanning Lotion to Skin Tone

The ways to get that sun-kissed glow safely will differ depending on your shade of skin. What kinds of sunscreens and sunless tanning lotions are right for your skin tone?


How to Shrink Large Pores

Large pores can make you look older and cause annoying blackheads. Learn how to shrink large pores naturally with our skin care tips. See more »

5 Things to Know About Tanning Pills

Do tanning pills work? We explain how these capsules may or may not boost your skin care routine. Read on to learn the in's and out's of tanning pills. See more »

Quick Tips: 5 Ways to Even Out Your Skin Tone

Nobody's perfect, and even adults with enviable complexions probably have at least a few blemishes they want to correct or hide. Fortunately, a reasonably even skin tone is achievable. See more »

5 Tips for Smoother Skin

It's a fact of life: Your skin ages just like the rest of you. But there are some steps you can take to lock moisture in for smoother skin. See more »

10 Celebrities Known for their Complexions

Thanks to airbrushing and professional makeup artists, most celebrities seem to look perfect all the time. But even in the rarefied air of glamorous stardom, some celebrities are known for gorgeous skin. Check your jealousy at the door for this list. See more »

Getting Beautiful Skin Pictures

These getting beautiful skin pictures show some great ways to take care of your skin. Check out beautiful skin pictures here. See more »

How to Match Tanning Lotion to Skin Tone

The ways to get that sun-kissed glow safely will differ depending on your shade of skin. What kinds of sunscreens and sunless tanning lotions are right for your skin tone? See more »

What biological factors are linked to skin tone?

It's widely known that melanin is produced in response to sun exposure. So why is that skin tones vary from region to region - no matter how close or far away someone is from the equator, where UV radiation is at its highest? See more »

How to Match Colors to Your Skin Tone

Do you simply look more beautiful when you're wearing certain colors? It's because your skin tone is complimented by particular hues. How do you know which ones? See more »

How to Improve Skin Tone Appearance on Camera

When flashbulbs start popping, do you cringe instead of saying cheese? We've got the inside scoop on how to get your skin tone ready for its close-up. See more »