There are five basic categories of skin type. See if you can identify your skin type using the table below.
Reaction to Tanning
Usually lots of freckles, red or sandy hair; blue or grey eyes
High burn risk; skin turns red and peels.
Advised not to tan in sunlight
Do NOT use a sunbed
Possibly with freckles; blond to brown hair, green and grey eyes
High burn risk. Great care should be taken in tanning.
Tanning tends to be light
Fair to light brown
No freckles; dark blond or brown hair, grey or green eyes
Medium risk of burning. Capable of building up a moderate tan.
Dark brown hair and eyes
Burning is rare; tanning is rapid and deep.
Very dark skin
Black hair and dark eyes
Never burns in natural sunlight.
Important procedures that must be followed.
1) AVOID OVEREXPOSURE. As with natural sunlight, overexposure can cause eye and skin injury and allergic reactions. REPEATED OVEREXPOSURE may cause photo aging of the skin, dryness, wrinkling and in some instances skin cancer. We recommend that you; do not tan outdoors on days you are tanning indoors, that you do not tan if you currently have a sunburn and that you, at most, tan only once in a 24 hour period.
2) CERTAIN MEDICATIONS. lotions and other products may cause your skin to be more sensitive to UV rays, check the posted list of drugs and products known to increase the photosensitivity of the skin. check with your physician or pharmacist if you are unsure about any medications you are taking or if you have had a problem with indoor or outdoor tanning in the past.
3) WEAR PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR. Failure to wear protective eye wear may result in severe burns or long-term injury to the eyes.