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Fitzpatrick Skin Type

Fitzpatrick Skin Type

I

White

Always burns, Never tans.

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Minimum SPF

SPF

30+

everyday

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Details

You tend to have very pale, porcelian or ivory toned skin, like The Help actress Emma Stone. You always bum in the sun, and your skin could have a naturally reddish undertone. Your eyes are most likely blue, gray or green and you might rock a head of gorgeous blonde or red hair.

Plus : Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchette, Prince Harry, Liam

II

Beige

Usually burns, tans with difficulty

Beige skin

SPF

30+

everyday

Beige skin

With Type II skin, you have a fair or cream-colored complexion, often coupled with subtle beige undertones like actress Lucy Liu. Your eye and hair colour could fall anywhere along the range of light to dark, and you might have a handful of cute freckles as well. Although you tend to burn in the sun, you are able to tan occasionally.

Plus : Drew Barrymore, Jannifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Zac Efron

III

Light Brown

Sometimes burns, slow tanning

light brown skin

SPF

30+

everyday

Medium brown

Like top actress Sandra Bullock, people with Type III skin are often described as having a golden , honey-hued skintone. Women and men with light olive coloring also fit into this skin type. At the begining of summer, you may find that you burn easily, but you can gradually build a sun-kissed glow by the end of the season.

Plus : Demi Moore, Lisa Ling, John Stamos, Matthew McConaughey

IV

Medium Brown

Rarely burns, fast tanning

Medium brown

SPF

15+

everyday

Medium brown

Just like Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto, your skin is a gorgeous caramel tone, and tans quickly without burning. With Type IV skin, you most likely share her dark hair and probably have dark eyes that range from hazel to ebony as well.

Plus : Eva Mendez, Jessica Alba, Taylor Lautner, Dev Patel

V

Dark Brown

Rarely burns, fast & easy tanning

Dark brown skin

SPF

15+

outside

Dark brown skin

If you have Type V skin, your skin tone matches that of award-winning singer songwriter Beyoncé, and might range from radiant bronze to a rich brown. Like Beyoncé, both your eyes and hair are dark. You experience sunburns very rarely and generally tan quickly and easily.

Plus : Mindy Kaling, Tyra Banks, Barack Obama, Craig David

VI

Black

Almost never burns, fast & dark tanning

Black skin

SPF

15+

outside

Black skin

Like supermodel Naomi Campbell, who has graced over 400 magazine covers, your skin tone falls in the range of deep mahogany to espresso. You almost never have sunburns, and tan quickly and deeply during the summer. With Type VI skin, you have both dark hair and dark eyes.

Plus : Alek Wek, Michelle Obama, Kanye West, 50 Cent