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Sunburn Danger According to Skin Type

Skin Type

Tanning Attributes


Always burns; never tans; sensitive ("Celtic")*


Burns easily; tans minimally*


Burns moderately; tans gradually to light brown (Average Caucasian)


 Burns minimally; always tans well to moderately brown (Olive Skin)


Rarely burns; tans profusely to dark (Brown Skin)


Never burns; deeply pigmented, not sensitive (Black Skin)

*Types I and II burn the most easily, but all types should be aware of sun damage and use sunscreen.

Information courtesy of the Food and Drug Administration

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