Home Hyperpigmentation Have you heard about your skin type and skin color referred to as a number, like type 2 or 3? This number refers to your skin on the Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale. This scale measures how skin reacts to sun exposure. It’s an extremely useful skin measuring tool to consider since skin can react differently to skin treatments depending on the person’s Fitzpatrick skin type. Many clinicians use this scale as a guide to measure how deeply they can do chemical peels, and the ideal lasers for skin colors. In some skin care lines, there may be products not suitable for the darker Fitzpatrick skin types. The table below represents some examples of the Fitzpatrick scale. These are generalizations, so your clinician will need to do a more detailed assessment. This is necessary as many persons come from mixed origins. Skin TypeSkin ColorHair & Eye ColorReaction to SunEthnicityType IWhiteBlonde hair, green eyesAlways burns, freckles, never tansEnglish, ScottishType IIWhiteBlonde hair,green, hazel or blue eyesAlways burn, freckles, tans minimallyNorthernEuropeanType IIIWhiteBlonde or brown hair, blue or brown eyesTans after several burns, may freckleGermanType IVBrownBrown hair, brown eyesTans more than average, rarely burns.Mediterranean, SouthernEuropean,HispanicType VDark BrownBrown or black hair, brown eyesTans with ease, rarely burnsAsian, Indian,some AfricansType VIVery Dark BrownBlack hair, brown or black eyesDeeply pigmented,tans, never burnsAfricans or Aboriginals The beauty of Melanopeel® is that it is a virtually color blind skin system www.melanopeel.com We have created a unique system that works remarkably well on all skin colors. Welcome to Color-Blind Skincare SIGN UP FOR MELANOPEEL'S SUPER BLOG, SPECIALS & SKIN CARE TIPSDon't miss out! Get immediate access to professional tips, expert advice & skin care discounts. Available at participating clinics.We hate spam. Your email address will not be sold or shared with anyone else.