“What skin type am I?”

Skin Type 1

my skin type

Characteristics : Ivory skin before sun exposure, light blue, light green or light grey eyes, red hair

You have a high risk of :

  • Sun damage
  • Skin aging
  • Melanoma and other skin cancers

How best to protect your skin :

  • Use sunscreen SPF 30+ or greater – we recommend the Sun Sense range
  • Wear a wide brim hat and UV blocking sunglasses
  • Wear protective clothing with a UPF rating 30 or higher if in direct sun for long periods of time

What’s next?

  • Have an annual check up with your specialist skin GP
  • Check your skin head to toe each month – we recommend the ‘Molescope’ app for guidance

Skin Type 2

my skin type

Characteristics : Fair or pale skin before sun exposure, blue green or grey eyes, naturally blonde hair, skin usually freckles, burns and peels and rarely tans.

You have a high risk of :

  • Sun damage
  • Skin aging
  • Increased risk of skin cancer based on risk factors

How best to protect your skin :

  • Use sunscreen SPF 30+ or greater – we recommend the Sun Sense range
  • Wear a wide brim hat and UV blocking sunglasses
  • Wear protective clothing with a UPF rating 30 or higher if in direct sun for long periods of time

What’s next?

  • Have an annual check up with your specialist skin GP
  • Check your skin head to toe each month – we recommend the ‘Molescope’ app for guidance

Skin Type 3

my skin type

Characteristics : Fair to beige skin before sun exposure, blue, green or grey eyes, naturally blonde or brown hair, skin tans more often than burns.

You have a high risk of :

  • Sun damage
  • Skin aging and exposure

How best to protect your skin :

  • Use sunscreen SPF 30+ or greater – we recommend the Sun Sense range
  • Wear a wide brim hat and UV blocking sunglasses
  • Wear protective clothing with a UPF rating 30 or higher if in direct sun for long periods of time

What’s next?

  • Have an annual check up with your specialist skin GP
  • Check your skin head to toe each month – we recommend the ‘Molescope’ app for guidance

Skin Type 4

my skin type

Characteristics : Olive or light brown skin before sun exposure, dark brown eyes, naturally dark brown hair, skin doesn’t really freckle, burns rarely, and tans often with sun exposure.

You have a high risk of :

  • Sun damage and Skin aging
  • Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is the most common form of melanoma in this skin type
  • Mo;es may be darker in colour

How best to protect your skin :

  • Use sunscreen SPF 30+ or greater – we recommend the Sun Sense range
  • Wear a wide brim hat and UV blocking sunglasses
  • Wear protective clothing with a UPF rating 30 or higher if in direct sun for long periods of time

What’s next?

  • Have an annual check up with your specialist skin GP
  • Check your skin head to toe each month – we recommend the ‘Molescope’ app for guidance

Skin Type 5

my skin type

Characteristics : Dark brown before sun exposure, Dark brown eyes, Naturally dark brown hair, skin doesn’t really freckle, burns rarely, and tans often with sun exposure.

  • You have a high risk of :
  • Sun damage, Skin aging and exposure
  • Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is the most common form of melanoma in this skin type
  • Spots may be darker o reddish/orange in colour

How best to protect your skin :

  • Use sunscreen SPF 30+ or greater – we recommend
  • the Sun Sense range
  • Wear a wide brim hat and UV blocking sunglasses
  • Wear protective clothing with a UPF rating 30 or higher if in direct sun for long periods of time

What’s next?

  • Have an annual check up with your specialist skin GP
  • Check your skin head to toe each month – we recommend the ‘Molescope’ app for guidance

Skin Type 6

my skin type

Characteristics : Deeply pigmented dark brown to black before sun exposure, brownish black eyes, naturally black hair, skin never freckles, never burns, and always tans darkly with sun exposure.

You have a high risk of :

  • Sun damage, Skin aging and exposure
  • Acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM) is the most common form of melanoma in this skin type
  • Moles may be darker in colour

How best to protect your skin :

  • Use sunscreen SPF 30+ or greater – we recommend the Sun Sense range
  • Wear a wide brim hat and UV blocking sunglasses
  • Wear protective clothing with a UPF rating 30 or higher if in direct sun for long periods of time

What’s next?

  • Have an annual check up with your specialist skin GP
  • Check your skin carefully – especially on or around your hands, feet and nail beds
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