How to Tell Your Skin Type

If you are unsure about your skin type and, thus, your relative risk for skin cancer, click on one of the following classifications provided by the Skin Cancer Foundation that best describes your skin.

I am someone who always burns, never tans and is very fair with red or blond hair and freckles.

I am someone who burns easily and tans minimally. (This person is usually fair-skinned.)

I am someone who sometimes burns and gradually tans.

I am someone who has minimal burning and who always tans.

I am someone who very seldom burns, always tans and has medium-to-heavy pigmentation.

I am someone who never burns but tans darkly. (This includes African-Americans as well as others with heavy pigmentation.)

External Resources
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention