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Fitzpatrick Skin Type

Fitzpatrick Skin Type

The Fitzpatrick skin phototype is a commonly used system to describe a person’s skin type in terms of response to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure.

Developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, a Harvard dermatologist, as a way to classify the typical response of different types of skin to ultraviolet light, the Fitzpatrick scale remains a recognized tool for dermatological research into human skin pigmentation.

It can be used as an assessment tool in terms of recommendations for sunbed use.

Fitzpatrick Skin Type

What is your Fitzpatrick Skin Type score?

How are your maths skills? Calculate your Fitzpatrick Skin Type score by using the simple formula below:

Score = genetic + sensitivity + intentional exposure = skin type

Fitzpatrick Skin Type Score

How did you do?

Take note of the score and therefore your skin type and adhere to any recommendations made

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