Skin type Skin color (other common descriptors) Sun exposure effects Recommended sunscreen SPF
I White (Celtic or albino, freckles common) Always burns, never tans. 30+
II Light (European) Always burns, rarely tans. 30+
III Light-intermediate or beige (dark European) Sometimes burns, sometimes tans. 15+
IV Olive or beige with brown tint (Mediterranean) Tans easily, burns less. 15+
V Brown Tans easily, rarely burns. 15+
VI Black Does not burn. 15+
Table 4: Know Your Skin Type and Select the Right Sunscreen.