About Skin Types

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About Skin Types

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Academy of Dermatology have developed six skin types. Classification into the various skin types is based on two causes: a person's sensitivity to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun or tanning beds and the person's skin tone.

The six types are:

I - White skin, easily burns, never tans.
II - Sensitive light skin, rarely tans, burns more often
III - Light skin, tans more, burns equally
IV - Light dark skin, tans more than burns
V - Darker skin, rarely burns, tans darkly
VI - Dark skin, never burns, dark even tans



4/1/2009 2:30:13 PM
joy from tn. said:

if one has fair skin and has tanned in the past,and tanned well with time,and has a skin condition called ecemaze that comes and goes at different times of the year.Will it help lying in a tanning bed to help with the rash?and to let you know i know not to use any prescription cream(eldel)on skin when exposed to any sun.or in taning booths.just wondering if would help it?


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