The Skin Type Chart Fitzpatrick Scale

The Skin Type Chart Fitzpatrick Scale

You can use this skin type chart Fitzpatrick scale 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

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Total score for Genetic Disposition: _____

Reaction to Sun Exposure

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Total score for Reaction to Sun Exposure: _____

Tanning Habits

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Total score for Tanning Habits: _____
Add up the total scores for each of the three sections for your Skin Type Score.

Skin Type Score – Skin Type Chart Fitzpatrick Scale

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TYPE 1: Highly sensitive, always burns, never tans. Example: Red hair with freckles
TYPE 2: Very sun sensitive, burns easily, tans minimally. Example: Fair skinned, fair haired Caucasians
TYPE 3: Sun sensitive skin, sometimes burns, slowly tans to light brown. Example: Darker Caucasians.
TYPE 4: Minimally sun sensitive, burns minimally, always tans to moderate brown. Example: Mediterranean type Caucasians, some Hispanics, Asian
TYPE 5: Sun insensitive skin, rarely burns, tans well. Example: Some Hispanics, some Blacks
TYPE 6: Sun insensitive, never burns, deeply pigmented. Example: Darker Blacks.