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What Are The Best Color Sunglasses For My Skin?

When it comes to sunglasses, you know which pair you like best. But have you taken the decision a step further and made sure the sunglasses match your skin tone?

Knowing your skin tone is important. Not only will you be able to better protect your eyes and skin from the sun’s harmful rays but you’ll also be able to match clothing, accessories and hair color to better suit your body’s skin color. Matching what you wear with your skin tone is the ultimate indicator of style and know-how.

Step 1: Determine whether your skin is Cool or Warm

  • Cool Skin Tonepink / blue skin tones with blue veins. If you burn easily at the beach or when you spend time outside, you have lighter, cooler-colored skin. 
  • Warm Skin Tone: yellow / copper  / darker skin tones with green veins. You remain dark or “tan” typically all year around, and don’t burn as easily when you go out in the sun.


Step 2: Pick sunglasses to match your skin tone

The colors of sunglasses are comprised of two parts:  1) the sunglass frame and 2) the sunglass lens. Some frames are plastic, while others are metal, or recently unique materials like wood. Lens generally come in glass and plastic, but they can be mirror lens in different metallic colors. All the materials that construct sunglasses come in a different color. Use the following sunglass color guide to choose the best color tones to match your skin color.


Sunglasses for Cool Skin Tones:

(photo: The Sun Authority)


Sunglasses for Warm Skin Tones:

(photo: The Sun Authority)

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