Your skin type affects how easily you sunburn. But sun
protection measures should be used for babies, small children, and older
adults no matter what their skin type. Their skin is very sensitive to
Skin types and sunburn
|Type I || |
Red hair, freckles (extremely sensitive)
You sunburn easily and are not likely to tan.
|Type II || |
Fair skin, blue eyes (very sensitive)
You usually sunburn easily and tan a little.
|Type III || |
Most whites (sensitive)
You sunburn sometimes and tan slowly.
|Type IV || |
Mediterranean, Hispanic, Asian (moderately
You sunburn a little and usually tan well.
|Type V || |
Middle Eastern, Latino, Indian, light-skinned blacks
You rarely sunburn, and you tan deeply.
|Type VI || |
Dark-skinned blacks (not sensitive)
You almost never sunburn.
Skin Cancer, Nonmelanoma
Sunburn and Skin Cancer