Determining Skin Type

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How do I determine my skin type?

Determining Skin Type

Knowing your skin type is the most important thing you can do to ensure a healthy tan. If you are visiting an indoor tanning salon, the salon attendant should be able to help you determine your skin type using a chart developed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration together with the American Academy of Dermatology.

The chart, which includes six categories, is simple to use and gives examples. If you don't have access to a tanning salon attendant, you can find the chart by visiting the American Academy of Dermatology's Web site ( and searching for skin type.



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