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What is my skin type?

To maintain your tan and protect your skin, it is important to know your skin type. The following table may therefore help you determine your skin type.

Type 1: Celtic or Albinos

Characteristics:
Very light skin
Freckled skin
Red, blond or white hair
Very clear eyes, blue or green

Reactions to the sun:
Burns easily and severely, the skin peels a lot

Reaction to tanning:
The skin does not tan

Type 2: Celtic

Characteristics:
Light skin
A few freckles
Light brown or blond hair
Clear eyes, blue, gray or green

Reactions to the sun:
The skin burns easily and slightly peels

Reaction to tanning:
The skin progressively tans and is slightly visible

Type 3: North American

Characteristics:
Fairly light skin
A few freckles
Light brown or dark brown hair
Clear eyes

Reactions to the sun:
The skin gets slightly red

Reaction to tanning:
The skin progressively tans and is apparent

Type 4: North American

Characteristics:
Medium skin color
Some freckles
Dark brown hair
Brown eyes

Reactions to the sun:
The skin sometime gets slightly red

Reaction to tanning:
The skin tans well

Type 5: Mediterranean

Characteristics:
Dark skin color
No freckles
Very dark hair
Dark eyes

Reactions to the sun:
The skin rarely gets red

Reaction to tanning:
The skin tans quickly

Type 6: Mediterranean or aboriginal

Characteristics:
Very dark skin
No freckles
Very dark hair
Very dark eyes

Reactions to the sun:
The skin never gets red

Reaction to tanning:
The skin is always tanned