Fitzpatrick classification

Classificazione di Fitzpatrick
Skin phototypes

It was developed in 1975 by Harvard Medical School dermatologist Thomas Fitzpatrick, classification depends on the amount of melanin pigment and on skin tolerance of sunlight

Type I: white skin, red or blond hair, blue eyes, freckles, always  burns and doesn’t tan

Type II: fair skin, red or blond hair, blue/brown/green eyes, burns usually, tans poorly

Type III: darker white skin, eyes and hairs of any color, sometimes burns, tans gradually

Type IV: light brown skin, Mediterranean Caucasian skin, burns rarely, tans easily

Type V: dark brown skin, (East Asia), burns very rarely and tans darkly easily

Type VI: black skin, never burns and tans darkly

Determine your Fitzpatrick Skin Type

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