Skin Types

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Which skin type best decribes you?

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SKIN TYPE

SKIN COLOR

COMMON HEREDITARY BACKGROUND

REACTION TO SUN

I

Pale White

Nordic, Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish)

Always Burns, Never Tans

II

White

Irish, English, Welsh

Usually Burns

III

Light Brown

Asian, Mediterranean

Mildly Burns, Tans Relatively Well

IV

Moderate Brown

Hispanic, Middle Eastern, African American, Native American

Rarely Burns, Tans Well

V

Dark Brown

Hispanic, Middle Eastern, African American, Native American, Southeast Asian

Very Rarely Burns, Tans Easily

VI

Black

African American, Southeast Asian

Least Likely to Burn Tans Very Darkly