What is my skin type? (the six Fitzpatrick skin types)

09 Jun 2010

Our skin protects us from damage incurred from exposure to UV light. Melanin, the pigment that colours our skin, acts as a light filter, reflecting and refracting ultraviolet light. Eumelanin increases our ability to prevent skin damage from UV light.

Skin has been classified into 6 different skin types.

For more information on skin, light, UV and melanin visit our Science of Skin website.

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