Skin Type Explanation

There are six basic skin types

Tine 4 TanningSkin Type 1:

People with very fair skin, often with red hair and freckles (but not always)

REACTION TO SUNLIGHT
Tendency to burn and never tan.
Their skin contains very little melanin and they cannot produce it.

INDOOR TANNING
No tan will be achieved.  Do not use.

Skin Type 2:

People with fair skin, burn easily but tan eventually

REACTION TO SUNLIGHT
Burns easily but tans moderately after repeated exposure

INDOOR TANNING
Use manufacturer’s minimum recommended times.

They should tan with extreme caution-starting with very limited exposure times.

Skin Type 3:

People with brownish tinted skin who tan fairly easily but can burn if over-exposed. Caution to start and increase exposure time gradually.

REACTION TO SUNLIGHT
Rarely burns tans fairly easily

INDOOR TANNING
Build up to manufacturers maximum recommended time.

DO NOT EXCEED

Skin Type 4 :

People with dark skin who tan easily and hardly ever burn.

Caution to start if they have had no recent exposure to UV rays.

REACTION TO SUNLIGHT
Hardly ever burns tans easily

INDOOR TANNING
Build up to manufacturers maximum recommended time.

DO NOT EXCEED

Skin Type 5 & 6 :                             

These cover Asian and African American races.  They have a high concentration of pigment cells through hereditary factors i.e. they originate and live in their natural habitat where their skin has built up a continuous protection factor.  However, if they have been in the UK or have lives in the UK for many years, their protection factor has been depleted making them more prone to burning.

Skin Type Selector

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