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Should my frames match my skin tone?

When shopping for new specs, your face shape isn't the only factor to consider. Knowing your skin tone (or undertone) can also make your glasses pop.

First: Determining your skin tone

There are three different skin tones (cool, warm and neutral). One way to identify your skin tone is to roll up your sleeve and look at the veins on the inside of your wrist in natural lighting. If they appear more blue or purple, chances are your skin tone is a cool tone. If your veins appear greener, your skin tone is likely warm. If you can't decipher whether they appear more blue or green, you probably have a neutral tone.

Next: Finding the right frames

Warm-toned:
Lean toward warm reds, yellows, oranges, browns, yellow-greens and ivory.

Cool-toned:
Try blue-based reds, blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens and magentas.

Neutral-toned:
You can pull off pretty much any color.

Your trained Gundersen Health System optician can help you determine your skin tone and face shape—offering advice and adjustments that you can't find online. Schedule an appointment at any of our eye clinic locations.

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