Fitzpatrick Skin Type
The Fitzpatrick Skin Type is a skin classification system first developed in 1975 by Thomas Fitzpatrick, MD, of Harvard Medical School. His skin classifications and its adaptation are familiar to dermatologists. In order to determine your Fitzpatrick Skin Type, our quiz measures two components (genetic disposition and reaction to sun exposure). Types range from the very fair (Type I) to the very dark (Type VI).
So, grab a piece of paper, sharpen your pencil and take the quiz below to discover what your type is, then read our analyses for some type-tailored sun safety advice.