This post is dedicated to helping you identify the type of skin you have.I am basing these skin types off of a professional scale called the FITZ PATRIC SCALE.The Fitzpatrick Classification Scale was developed in 1975 by Harvard Medical School dermatologist, Thomas Fitzpatrick, MD, PhD. This scale classifies a person’s complexion and their tolerance of sunlight.When i was in school to become an esthetician this is the scale they taught us ,so yes it is a professional scale and not made up . Enjoy!

(Skin type) -(1)
(Skin color) – White, very fair, red or blond hair, blue eyes, freckles
(Characteristics)-Always burns, never tans

(Skin type) -(2)
(Skin color) -White, fair, red or blond hair; blue, hazel, or green eyes
(Characteristics)-Usually burns, tans with difficulty

(Skin type) -(3)
(Skin color) -Cream white ,fair with any eye or hair color, very common
(Characteristics)-Sometimes mild burn, gradually tans

(Skin type) -(4)
(Skin color) -Brown, typical Mediterranean caucasian skin
(Characteristics)-Rarely burns, tans with ease

(Skin type) -(5)
(Skin color) -Dark Brown, mid-eastern skin types
(Characteristics)-very rarely burns, tans very easily

(Skin type) -(6)
(Skin color) -Black
(Characteristics)-Never burns, tans very easily

Use this scale to determine your skin type.


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