Does IPL hair removal at home suit your skin tone?

IPL hair removal at home technology has revolutionized the beauty world and gained much popularity among men and women worldwide.

Beauty is incomplete due to undesirable hair on different body areas like the face, bikini line, and underarms. People used to spend hours removing this hair to look more attractive and desirable and for silky and smooth skin. 


With IPL and laser, hair removal technology has gained popularity now. So before using this technology, you must understand the difference between skin tone and underskin tone to choose the best device for effective results.

Skin Tone

The tone is the amount of melanin in the skin that naturally occurs as brown or black pigments.

Generally, skin tone falls into three different categories.

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Dark


Light skin people are commonly from northern European countries and are very sensitive to the sunlight. If this is your skin tone, then you must consider UV protection.


These are commonly from southern Europe and northern Asia, and the skin tone is also known as Olive skin tone. People belonging to this category can tan well in the sun.


Such complexions originate from the Middle East and Africa. If you fall in this category, then you are more prone to hyperpigmentation.

Skin undertone

Determining a skin tone depends on the skin undertone. It is just beneath your skin surface. Skin tone may change, but the undertone remains the same.

Skin undertone plays an equal role in choosing the right cosmetic products. They also fall into three categories.

  • Warm
  • Cool
  • Neutral

Method to determine the skin undertone

Wash your skin and clean it to make it makeup-free. And wait for 15 to 30 minutes before further testing. As in this time, your skin gets back to its original colour.

Find a spot where sunlight comes directly and avoid light bulbs as it may show skin yellowish.

Raise your hand in the sunlight and look at the veins to determine the skin tone.

  • If it appears blue or purple, you have a cool skin tone.
  • If it looks green or greenish-blue, then you are a warm skin tone person.
  • If you can not differentiate between green and blue colour, then it is a neutral skin tone.

With this, it will be easy for you to choose the right cosmetic products for better results, and you can also select the best IPL hair removal device that suits your skin tone as most handsets do not support all skin tones. 


In, the IPL hair removal handset supports all kinds of skin tones except darker. It doesn't support darker skin tone due to melanin as there are chances of skin burns and scars.

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