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We use a scale to determine skin type, known as the Fitzpatrick scale. This basically helps us to classify the various skin types so that we know how to treat and take care of those specific skins.
In summary, the scale looks something like this:
Type I Pale white; blond or red hair; blue eyes; freckles — Always burns, never tans
Type II White; fair; blond or red hair; blue, green, or hazel eyes — Usually burns, tans minimally
Type III Cream white; fair with any hair or eye color; quite common — Sometimes mild burn, tans uniformly
Type IV Moderate brown; typical Mediterranean skin tone — Rarely burns, always tans well
Type V Dark brown; Middle Eastern skin types — Very rarely burns, tans very easily
Type VI Deeply pigmented dark brown to black — Never burns, tans very easily