Are you looking for the perfect sims 4 skin overlays? I’ve got you covered! Here are 27 of my favorite cc skins that are all free and easy to download.

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Adding cc skins to your sims 4 game can give your sims an entirely new look. From realistic to maxis match to aged with wrinkles and fine lines, skin overlays will help you create all types of sims.

In this list, I’ve attempted to stick to only skin overlays, but I’ve also thrown in a few skin blends as well. The difference being that skin overlays typically go on top of the skin and skinblends are combinations of different skins to create new ones. It’s kind of confusing, but all you really need to know is that they both will change the appearance of your sim’s skin.

Throughout this post, you’ll find a mix of maxis match skin overlays and alpha skins, which are more realistic skin mods, so there’s truly something for everyone.

Here are the best sims 4 skin overlays.

Best Sims 4 Skin Overlays

1. Mae Skin Overlay by Miiko

This is a super pretty skin overlay that will add smoothness and beautiful shadows to your sim’s skin. It works on teen, young adult, adult, and elder sims.

The creator gives you tons of options with this skin including the opacity, creasing, and body or face only.

2. Sweets Skin Overlay by MSQSIMS

Do you want your sims to have glowy, smooth skin? Then this skin overlay is perfect for you. It works on female teens through elders and comes in 4 different swatch strengths. So gorgeous!

3. Sims 4 Salome Skin Overlay by ThisIsThem

The Salome skin is a VERY realistic sims 4 skin overlay. It works for teens, young adults, adults, and elder sims. You’ll be given 20 swatches to make this skin fully customizable. You can find it in the skin details category.

4. Happy Lines Skin Overlay by emmibouquet

The Happy Lines skin overlay does exactly what the name implies. It adds more lines to your sim’s face. The creator was going for a subtle aging look to give adult sims.

The overlays come separately, or all as one, so you can add as many or as few to your sim’s face as you would like. This is definitely a skin mod to check out if you’d like to give your sims a more unique look.

5. Sims 4 Male Skin Overlay by RemusSirion

Do you want your sims to look photoshoot-ready? This skin overlay for male sims will give your men that glowy and sculpted look. This is a realistic skin that is alpha cc. You must check it out if you need a male skin overlay.

6. Sims 4 Afterglow Skin Blend by mousysims

Afterglow is a maxis match skin for sims 4. It’s for the face only and works for all ages and both males and females. With the download of this skin mod, you’ll get four different eyelid options, each with their own defined cheekbones swatch.

7. Almond Skin Overlay for Sims 4 by ridgeport

The almond skin overlay gives your sims a very specific and unique look. It’s described as matte and soft. It will work on all ages and genders and it’s only for the face.

You can see more of the differences between this skin mod and EA’s default skin on the download page.

8. Sims 4 Cleavage Overlays by EkkiSims

If you want your sims to turn heads, this is a must-download! This skin overlay will emphasize and accentuate your sim’s cleavage. It comes in two different looks and works on teen through elder females.

{RELATED POST: 19 Must-Have Sims 4 Body Presets for More Realistic Sims}

9. Sims 4 Maxis Match Skinblend by nesurii

The Calluna maxis match skinblend has become one of my go-to’s for making my sims skin look BREATHTAKING. It’s for the face only and comes in four different swatch options.

What I love the most about it, is that it works on toddlers through elders, so your sims can keep the same look through their entire lives. This is an absolute favorite!!

10. Vanilla Sims 4 Default Skin by luumia

Vanilla skin by luumia is a classic and INCREDIBLE default skin for the sims 4. It looks great and includes absolutely everything you need. From cleavage overlays to lip tints, it has it all.

It’s made for all sims and all genders. This is a PERFECT maxis match default skin.

11. Sims 4 Vitiligo Skin Overlay by peachtreees

Finally a Vitiligo skin overlay for the sims 4 that actually looks good! It comes in 3 different versions, so you can customize it however you would like. It works for teen through elder sims and is able to go over male or female skin.

12. Honey Skin Overlay for Sims 4 by MSQSims

The Honey Skin Overlay will give your sim a gorgeous, dewy look. This skin looks especially good on rich, darker-colored sims; however, it does work on all skin tones. It’s for teens through elders and female sims only.

13. Sophie Skin Overlay by Miiko

The Sophia Sims 4 Skin Overlay is absolutely beautiful. It gives your sims a toned and athletic look. Your sim’s facial features will be much more defined, such as their jawline and chin. It reminds me a lot of a body preset, but also gives the skin an airbrushed appearance.

You can also download a body blush that goes along with this skin overlay if that’s something you’d be interested in. You can see all the details on the download page.

{RELATED POST: 19 Must-Have Sims 4 Body Presets for More Realistic Looking Sims}

14. Sims 4 Realistic Male Skin Overlay by ThisIsThem

Here we have another male skin overlay that will give your sim an ULTRA realistic appearance. This skin comes with tons of swatches to give you as many options as possible for giving your sim the look you desire. I believe it’s for male sims only and works on ages teen-elder.

15. Pufferfish Sims 4 Maxis Match Skin by missrubybird

The Pufferfish skinblend is great if you’re looking for a maxis match skin that just makes the EA default skin better, without looking out of place in the game.

There is a body swatch available for this skin, which is always amazing. And it works for both male and female sims that are teens and older.

16. Sims 4 Elder Skin Overlay by Valuka

If you want an ultra-realistic look for your elder sims, this is the skin overlay that you need! This skin mod will not only age their face but their body too.

The attention to detail and textures in this skin is amazing. As you can see from the pictures, it’s hard to believe that it’s even in The Sims 4!

17. Sims 4 Nondefault Skin Overlay by lamatisse

Lamatisse makes beautiful skin overlays, skin details, and presets. The strudel skin overlay is no exception. This non-default skin is for all ages and genders of sims. It comes in three varying swatches and includes an original, older version of the skin with the download.

18. Sims 4 Realistic Skin Overlay by Milarasims

This alpha skin overlay for Sims 4 is a fan favorite on The Sims Resource. It’s getting close to 800,000 downloads, so you know it’s a good one.

There are so many comments on it proclaiming that it’s one of the best skins and the only skin players ever use. If you love alpha cc, defiantly give this one a look!!

19. Evermore Skinblend by PlumbHead

This maxis match skin blend will give your sims an airbrushed look. It will work for all ages and genders. Plus it even works on sims with a monolid.

20. Papillon Maxis Match Skin Mod for Sims 4 by viiavi

Papillon is my most-used skinblend. I use it on almost all of my sims. It’s very subtle and the skin still looks like it fits into the game. My sims don’t end up looking completely different and out of place from the other sims in my world. This cc skin is a must-download!!

21. Peanut Skin Overlay by MSQSIMS

The Peanut skin overlay is a gorgeous matte skin that comes with several skin details. There’s a version with and without freckles. Plus the body has a few light moles to increase the realism. It’s for females only and teens through elders.

22. Pearl Non-Default Skinblend by kumikya

If you’re looking for a skinblend that will give your sims super smooth skin, then this one is for you. The Pearl skinblend has been created to be smooth, yet realistic looking. Although the skin has an airbrushed look, the cheekbones and nose are still defined, which makes it absolutely perfect!

23. Sims 4 Alpha Skin Overlay by RemusSirion

This alpha cc skin will make your sims glowy and beautiful. It will work on all skin tones, including bold colors like green and blue. It was made for female sims only and comes in 3 swatches that vary up the contrast and brightness of the skin.

24. Lazarus Default Skin by Grimcookies

All of your sims will look incredible with this skin mod! Lazarus is a popular default skin for sims 4.

It was created by grimcookies who is one of the most well-known cc creators for the sims 4, so you know it’s good. With extra skin details for adults and elders, this is a total must-have!

25. Olympia Nondefault Skinblend by lamatisse

If you’re looking for a sims 4 skin with a nice blend of maxis match and alpha, this is your go-to. It will make your sims look realistic, but still fit nicely into the game.

It’s a nondefault skinblend and comes in 3 swatches that work for all ages and genders.

26. Serena Sims 4 Skin Overlay by Miiko

The Serena skin overlay is breathtaking. It gives off a very angelic look and is perfect for your female sims. When you download this skin mod, you’ll receive it in varying opacities and as a full overlay, body-only, and face-only swatches. Super customizable!

27. Matte Smooth Skin Overlay by emmibouquet

This is one of my absolute favorite sims 4 skin overlays. It is gorgeous!! I love the matte look. It gives your sims this weird mix of realism, yet still cartoony, look. I highly recommend this skin.

These were the best sims 4 cc skins that I’ve found! I hope that you found this list helpful and If you have any cc suggestions, feel free to leave me a comment or tag me on Tumblr @themusthavemods.

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