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What kind of a Fitzpatrick are you?

Posted by Melinda Fick on

What kind of a Fitzpatrick are you?

Dr Thomas Fitzpatrick developed a skin typing system in 1975. This is based on how a person's skin reacts to sunlight and can serve as a guideline to help you establish your risk of skin cancer and your susceptibility to premature ageing. Keep in mind how we are prompted to select a skin tone before sending an emoji for the first time. Essentially those options represent the 6 Fitzpatrick Skin Phototypes.  Skin Type Skin appearance / Characteristics Skin's Estimated Response to Sunlight I Very fair/Pale white, blond or red hair, blue or green eyes, freckles Always burns, never tans. High...

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