Precautions while using Skype
Pay attention to the lighting
Aim light at yourself from the front, not from behind you. A lamp with diffused lighting about six feet in front of you works well. You can also try covering your light source with a cloth to soften it. And make sure that youre not backlit from a window or light source behind you; if you are, you can end up appearing on the screen as just a dark silhouette.