If you've got smooth, milky skin, which shows blemishes and seldom tans, Pale skin is almost deinfitely your skin type. Oh - in case we forget, you probably find it also burns easily even in the lightest sun?
Pale skin can be very beautiful, but can also be difficult to deal with as it is often very sensitive, so it's especially important that you take your type into account when caring for your pale skin with the right skin products. The more you know about your pale skin, the easier it will be to keep it looking great! That's why we write this quick guide to give you some pointers.
Pale skin is generally found in two types. The first is Celtic. This describes the almost translucent china white flesh characteristic of people who have Scottish, Irish or Welsh heritage. The flesh is not only very white, it also has very small pores, giving it a porcelain look. People with this complextion usually have very red hair. Surprisingly, this complextion is also sometimes found on people with dark brown or black hair, and blue eyes, which is another Celtic variation.
People with this complexion will find that blemishes, injuries or rashes show up very clearly, especially on the face. The skin also tends to be very sensitive and may produce an allergic reaction to some products. This type burns easily if exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.
The second type within this catagory are people who's complexions are still pale, though not as milky white. This type has pinky undertones, and is often refered to as "Peaches and Cream". The pores are small here too, and blemishes, injuries or rashes show up easily. This complexion is generally found on people with blond, dark blond or light brown hair. People with this complexion burn slightly less easily than the Celtic type, but still have to be very careful when exposed to sunlight.
Both of these types have the misfortune of showing signs of aging earlier than some of the other types. This is because this flesh type has fewer surface lipids to seal in moisture, and less melanin to protect itself from the sun. However, the wrinkles formed tend to be surface creases, as compared with the deeper creases found on people with darker skin, which has a thicker dermis and subcutis. Also, while fair skinned people may experience earlier wrinkling, their thinner dermis means they will be less likely to suffer from sagging of the face, or jowls.