To determine your score simply add up the numbers next to each question to discover where you sit on the Fitzpatrick scale

Score YOUR EYE COLOUR Score DO YOU TURN BROWN?
0 Light Colours 0 Never
1 Blue Gray or Green 1 Seldom
2 Dark 2 Sometimes
3 Brown 3 Often
4 Black 4 Always
Score NATURAL HAIR COLOUR Score HOW BROWN DO YOU GET?
0 Sandy Red 0 Never
1 Blonde 1 Light Tan
2 Chestnut or Dark Blonde 2 Medium Tan
3 Brown 3 Dark Tan
4 Black 4 Deep Dark
Score YOUR SKIN COLOUR (unexposed
areas)
Score IS YOUR FACE SENSITIVE TO
THE SUN?
0 Reddish 0 Very Sensitive
1 Pale 1 Sensitive
2 Beige or Olive 2 Sometimes
3 Brown 3 Resistant
4 Dark Brown 4 Never have a problem
Score FRECKLES (unexposed areas) Score HOW OFTEN DO YOU SUN
BAKE?
0 Many 0 Never
1 Several 1 Seldom
2 Few 2 Sometimes
3 Rare 3 Often
4 None 4 Always
Score IF YOU STAY IN THE SUN TOO
LONG
Score WHEN DID YOU LAST TAN IN
THE SUN?
0 Painful blisters, Peeling 0 + 3 Months ago
1 Mild blisters, Peeling 1 2-3 Months ago
2 Burn, Mild Peeling 2 1-2 Months ago
3 Rare 3 Weeks Ago
4 No Burning 4 Days

SCORE 0 -6

Skin Type 1
Always burns never tans (pale white skin)

SCORE 7-13

Skin Type 2
Always burns easily tans minimally (white skin)

SCORE 14-20

Skin Type 3
Burns moderately tans uniformly (light brown skin)

SCORE 21-27

Skin Type 4
Burns minimally always tans well moderate brown skin

SCORE 28-34

Skin Type 5
Rarely burns tans profusely (dark brown skin)

SCORE 35 +

Skin Type 6
Never burns (deeply pigmented dark brown to black skin)

 

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