The Fitzpatrick 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.
|What is the colour of your eyes?
||Light blue, Grey, Green
||Blue, Grey or Green
|What is the natural colour of your hair?
|What is the color of your skin (non exposed areas)?
|| Very Pale
||Pale With Beige tint
| Do you have freckles on unexposed areas?
Total score for Genetic Disposition: _____
Reaction to Sun Exposure
|What happens when you stay in the sun too long?
||Painful redness, blistering, peeling
||Blistering followed by peeling
||Burns sometimes followed by peeling
||Never had burns
|To What degree do you turn brown?
||hardly or not at all
||Light color tan
||Tan very easy
||Turn dark brown quickly
|Do you turn brown within several hours after sun exposure?
| How does your face react to the sun?
||never had a problem
Total score for Reaction to Sun Exposure: _____
|When did you last expose your body to sun (or artificial sunlamp/tanning cream)?
||More then 3 months ago
||2-3 months ago
||1-2 months ago
||Less than a month ago
||Less then 2 weeks ago
| Did you expose the area to be treated to the sun?
Total score for Tanning Habits: _____
Add up the total scores for each of the three sections for your Skin Type Score.
Skin Type Score - Fitzpatrick Skin Type
| Over 30
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.
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.