"Thomas Fitzpatrick Skin Chart ". Fitzpatrick chart
is based on his observations of responses to sun exposure and the
degree of burning and tanning of people skins.His skin classification
chart is very familiar to dermatologists and is used in determining skin
type for laser hair removal. Fitzpatrick chart divided skin into six
types which are given below:
Type 1 : Characteristics of this type of skin are very sensitive , always burns and never tans .Skin color examples are white , very fair , red blonde hair , blue eyes , freckles , Albino .
Type 2 : Characteristics of this type of skin are minimum tanning , usually burns and sun sensitive.Skin color examples are white , fair skinned , red or blonde hair , green eyes , blue , hazel
Type 3 : Characteristics of this type of skin are gradual tanning , slow burning and sun sensitive.Skin color examples are cream white , fair skinned , any eye ,any hair color , very common , European mix and Darker Caucasians .
Type 4 : Characteristics of this type of skin are minimum sun sensitive , minimum burning and easy tanning . Skin color examples are brown, mediterranean , Asian , European , American , Indian , Hispanic.
Type 5 : Characteristics of this type of skin are easy tanning , rarely burns and sun insensitive.Skin color examples are dark brown , Mid Eastern skin types , Hispanic
Type 6 : Characteristics of this type of skin are sun insensitive , never burns and tans very easily.Skin color examples are Black , African , Mid Eastern , Afro - American.