Understanding your skin type

Understanding Your Skin Type: Fitzpatrick Skin Typing

Fitzpatrick skin typing is a way of classifying skin types with specific reference to the risk of sunburn. Also known as the Fitzpatrick skin phototype, scientists developed the Fitzpatrick skin type system in 1975. It remains a useful way to determine skin type and skin cancer risk. Skin Type 1 Very pale white skin, often …

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