What is my skin type?

Take the quiz below to discover what your skin type is.
Total all the numbers up to get your final score.
Then review your results below.

Your eye color is:
Light blue, light gray or light green = 0
Blue, gray or green = 1
Hazel or light brown = 2
Dark brown = 3
Brownish black = 4


Your natural hair color is:
Red or light blonde = 0
Blonde = 1
Dark blonde or light brown = 2
Dark brown = 3
Black = 4


Your natural skin color (before sun exposure) is:
Ivory white = 0
Fair or pale = 1
Fair to beige, with golden undertone = 2
Olive or light brown = 3
Dark brown or black = 4


How many freckles do you have on unexposed areas of your skin?
Many = 0
Several = 1
A few = 2
Very few = 3
None = 4

How does your skin respond to the sun?
Always burns, blisters and peels = 0
Often burns, blisters and peels = 1
Burns moderately = 2
Burns rarely, if at all = 3
Never burns = 4


Does your skin tan?
Never — I always burn = 0
Seldom = 1
Sometimes = 2
Often = 3
Always = 4


How deeply do you tan?
Not at all or very little = 0
Lightly = 1
Moderately = 2
Deeply = 3
My skin is naturally dark = 4


How sensitive is your face to the sun? 
Very sensitive = 0
Sensitive = 1
Normal = 2
Resistant = 3
Very resistant/Never had a problem = 4

 

Skin Type 1

A score of 0 – 6 


Unexposed skin that is white

Blue or light colored eyes

White or very fair skin and freckles

Skin Photo Type I tans little or not at all, burns easily and severely, and then peels. 
Individuals with Skin Photo Type I do not have the ability to create natural protection from ultraviolet exposure, and are particularly susceptible to burning and damage from UV radiation.

 

Skin Type 2

A score of 7 - 13


Fair skin                                     

Blue or hazel eyes

Naturally blonde, light brown or red hair

Skin Photo Type II usually burns easily and severely (painful burn), and tans minimally and lightly.

 

Skin Type 3

A score of 14 - 20


Light brown skin

Blue or hazel* eyes

Brown hair

Unexposed skin that is white

Skin Photo Type III burns moderately, and usually develops an average tan.

 

Skin Type 4

A score of 21 - 27

Moderate brown skin

Dark-brown hair

Dark eyes

Unexposed skin that is white or light brown

Skin Type IV burns minimally, tans easily with each exposure and exhibits immediate pigment darkening.

 

Skin Type 5

A score of 28 - 34


Dark brown skin

Dark-brown hair

Dark eyes

Unexposed skin that is light brown

Skin Type V rarely burns, tans easily and substantially, and always exhibits immediate pigment darkening.

 

Skin Type 6

A score of 35+


Naturally very dark brown – black skin

Dark-brown – black hair

Dark eyes

Unexposed skin that is brown

Skin Type VI, tans easily, never burns and exhibits immediate pigment darkening.