I, personally, have very fair skin tone naturally and I know, by experience, that this type of skin demands special care and protection. Of course, it’s important to eat healthy, drink plenty of water and have regular good beauty rest. But let me share with you some more tips on how to care for fair, porcelain looking skin:
1) Fair skin can be very susceptible to sensitivity and damage caused by UV exposure. If you have pale skin, I would recommend to wear good, natural sunscreen all year round, even if its not sunny outside. Apply and reapply your sunscreen throughout the day, as stated on the bottle.
2) If your skin gets burned easily, I would recommend to wear a hat and sunglasses while outside on a hot and sunny day. Avoid direct sun exposure, and especially, thoroughly protect your face.
3) Pale skin can be very prone to redness, which will look a lot more pronounced on porcelain type of skin tone, than on darker one. In order to prevent or reduce redness, try to use soothing and calming cream (for example, a cream containing camomile or aloe vera will have good appeasing and calming effect). Also, use products with natural and gentle ingredients, such as coconut oil and shea butter; avoid heavy and harsh ingredients, such as salicylic acid, for example.
4) If you have excessive redness on your face from pimples or sun burn, ask a dermatologist for advice straight away. It’s better to quickly treat the problem, instead of hiding and covering it with concealers.
5) A concealer, foundation or powder with slightly green tint can help neutralize and cancel out the redness caused by pimples or broken capillaries.
6) If you think that you are too pale and you want to get some tan, I would recommend to use self-tanning lotion instead of exposing yourself to the sun or visiting solarium. Direct sun exposure can cause age spots, premature wrinkles and fine lines, that show up more quickly and intensely on pale, porcelain looking skin. Instead, try to use gradual self-tanning product that leaves a small amount of color with each application, like this you will be able to control the intensity of your tan and it won’t look too dark and unnatural straight away. Here are some of the best gradual self tanners available on the market: L’Oreal Sublime Bronze 24Hr Moisturising Lotion Gradual Sunkissed Look (Fair Skin), Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion Light / Medium , Dove® Summer Glow Daily Moisturizer with Subtle Self-tanners Fair to Normal Skin Tones, St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan for Body Light Medium with moisturiser.
7) Don’t try to use the sun to heal your pimples, if you have fair, milky-white skin. This direct sun exposure, not only won’t heal your pimples, but also, it can make things worse and can, even, be very dangerous. Using tanning as an acne remedy can leave your skin covered with spots of redness, sensitivity and lead to premature wrinkles, age spots and, sometime, it can even cause cancer. So, avoid! If you can’t see the sun’s damage straight away, it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist. If you’ve got pimples, acne or redness, make sure to book an appointment with a dermatologist and ask for his advice for healing, demand what soothing and calming creams he can recommend for you, so that you can use it to protect and enjoy your beautiful fair skin.
8) Cleanse your face twice a day using gentle, soothing cleanser. Avoid using harsh soaps and also, avoid face cloths, because they can be too rough for a sensitive, fair skin. If, after using certain products on your face (such as face wash, day/night cream or makeup product) you notice redness and irritation on your face, then quickly stop using those and find products that will treat your face gently, without irritating it.
9) Never sleep with your makeup on, if you want your fair skin to be flawless and spots-free.
10) If you have oily fair skin, try to use face primer and oil blotting sheets made especially for oily skin type. Use the oil-controlling primer only on the areas where you need it, don’t apply it all over your face. Usually, we get oily on our T-zone: forehead, nose and chin.
11) Touch your face only after you’ve washed your hands. Fair skin can be very sensitive to various irritants, bacteria can be one of them. We touch so many different things throughout the day and then, we touch our face with these dirty hands…Let’s avoid doing so. Also, remember to clean up your makeup brushes regularly, because they can store bacteria that can irritate your fair skin.
12) I love using eggs as a good, natural facial mask to care for my fair skin (you can, actually, use this mask to care for any skin type). Egg’s yolks are rich in vitamins, pure proteins and nutrients. How to do egg’s facial mask? Well, first of all, separate the yolk from the white. Then, mix egg’s yolk with 1 table spoon of sweet almond oil (replace it with olive oil, if you don’t have almond one) and apply it on your face for about 5 minutes, it will nourish and rejuvenate your skin; then, gently rinse with lukewarm water. After, apply egg’s white on your face and keep it on for 3-5 minutes, it will help tighten and brighten the skin. Rinse again and enjoy soft, nourished and beautiful skin…and the best part – it’s all natural!
I hope you found it useful. Feel free to share your own favorite tips on how to care for fair skin in the comment’s section below.