Your complexion is a unique reflection of your ethnicity, race, genetics, and exposures, and beauty certainly comes in all shades. Moreover, traditional labels like "black" and "white" do not appropriately capture how skin tone varies among individuals. After all, there are "black" people with pale white skin, and "white" people with dark brown skin.
In describing complexion, plastic surgeons rely on a more objective set of descriptive terms: the Fitzpatrick Scale for Skin Type. Originally developed as a way to assess the effects of chemical peels, the Fitzpatrick Scale has been broadly generalized to reflect how quickly and easily your skin burns or tans.
The Fitzpatrick Scale ranges from 1 (very pale like Emma Stone, above, top left) to 6 (very dark, like Lupita Nyong'o, above, bottom right). Use the charts above and below to identify your Fitzpatrick Skin Type.
Regardless of your skin tone and complexion, daily use of SPF that protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays is essential to reduce your risk of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.
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