Fitzpatrik Skin Type Chart
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Fitzpatrik Skin Type Chart

You can use this skin-type chart for self-assessment, by adding up the score for each of the questions you've answered. At the end there is a scale providing a range for each of the six skin-type categories. Following the scale is an explanation of each of the skin types. You can quickly and easily determine which skin type you are.

Genetic Disposition
Score 0 1 2 3 4
What are the color of your eyes? Light blue, Gray, Green Blue, Gray or Green Blue Dark Brown Brownish Black
What is the natural color of your hair? Sandy Red Blond Chestnut / Dark Blond Dark Brown Black
What is the color of your skin (non exposed areas)? Reddish Very Pale Pale with Beige tint Light Brown Dark Brown
Do you have freckles on unexposed areas? Many Several Few Inci- dental none
Reaction to Sun Exposure
Score 0 1 2 3 4
What happens when you stay in the sun too long? Painful redness, blistering, peeling Blistering followed by peeling Burns some- times followed by peeling Rare burns Never had burns
To What degree do you turn brown? Hardly or not at all Light color tan Reason- able tan Tan very easy Turn dark brown quickly
Do you turn brown within several hours after sun exposure? Never Seldom Some- times Often Always
How does your face react to the sun? Very sensitive Sensitive Normal Very resis- tant Never had a problem
Tanning Habits
Score 0 1 2 3 4
When did you last expose your body to sun (or artificial sunlamp/tanning cream)? More than 3 months ago 2-3 months ago 1-2 months ago Less than a month ago Less than 2 weeks ago
Did you expose the area to be treated to the sun? Never Hardly ever Sometimes Often Always
Skin Type Score
Fitzpatrick Skin Type Score
0-7 I
8-16 II
17-25 III
25-30 IV
Over 30 V-VI
Highly sensitive, always burns, never tans. Example: Red hair with freckles
Very sun sensitive, burns easily, tans minimally. Example: Fair skinned, fair haired Caucasians
Sun sensitive skin, sometimes burns, slowly tans to light brown. Example: Darker Caucasians.
Minimally sun sensitive, burns minimally, always tans to moderate brown. Example: Mediterranian type Caucasians, some Hispanics.
Sun insensitive skin, rarely burns, tans well. Example: Some Hispanics, some Blacks
Sun insensitive, never burns, deeply pigmented. Example: Darker Blacks.

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