Fitzpatrick Skin Type Classification Scale

 


 

 

Skin Type

Skin Color

Characteristics

I

White; very fair; red or blond hair; blue eyes; freckles

Always burns, never tans

II

White; fair; red or blond hair; blue, hazel or green eyes

Usually burns, tans with difficulty

III

Cream white; fair with any eye or hair color; very common

Sometimes mild burn, gradually tans

IV

Brown; typical Mediterranean Caucasian skin

Rarely burns, tans with ease

V

Dark brown; Middle Eastern skin types

Very rarely burns, tans very easily

VI Black

Never burns, tans very easily