Your Skin Phototype
Your risk of developing skin cancer among other factors highly depends on your skin type. In 1975, Fitzpatrick, a respected dermatologist created a standard for classifying individuals according to their skin color and burning and tanning responses to sun light exposure. Basically a low number means a higher risk. However, there are people with skin type 3 who develop skin cancer and even people with naturally dark skin can also develop skin cancer.
|Skin, Hair, and Eye Color
|I always get a sunburn.
|I never get a tan.
|white skin, freckles, blond or red hair, blue or green eyes
|I usually get a sunburn.
|I sometimes get a tan.
|white skin, blond hair, blue or green eyes
|I seldomly get a sunburn.
|I usually get a tan.
|white skin, usually dark hair, and brown eyes
|I never get a sunburn.
|I always get a dark tan.
|brown to dark skin/ brown or black hair/ brown eyes