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The Six Skin Types

  • Type 1 - Always burns, never tans. Very fair skin with red or blond hair and freckles.
  • Type 2 - Burns easily, tans minimally. Fair skin.
  • Type 3 - Sometimes burns, gradually tans.
  • Type 4 - Minimum burning, always tans. White, with medium pigmentation.
  • Type 5 - Seldom burns, always tans. Medium to heavy pigmentation.
  • Type 6 - Never burns, tans very darkly. African Americans as well as others with heavy pigmentation.