Which Type of Skin Do You Have?

Our mission is to save lives through education about the prevention
and early detection of skin cancer, especially melanoma.

The Foundation’s vision is “to educate children throughout the country and give them
the skills necessary to make healthy sun safety choices throughout their lives.”
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the country to require sun safety education as part of their curriculum.

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Skin Type – Which Type of Skin Do You Have?

These 4 types of skin are present in almost every region in the world.
The family tree column is mentioning the majority in the referring countries or regions.

Adapted from the Fitzpatrick Skin Typing Test:
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Type 1

Skin Color: Pale or Milky White Freckles Hair Color: Red or Blonde Eye Color: Blue, Green or Hazel Tanning: Always Burns Family Tree: Celtic Ancestry: Irish, Welsh, Scandinavian, Scottish or Breton

Type 2

Skin Color: Very Light Brown; Some Freckles Hair Color: Blonde or Light Brown Eye Color: Blue, Green or Hazel Tanning: Sometimes Tans, but Usually Burns Family Tree: Average Caucasian

Type 3

Skin Color: Light Brown or Olive Hair Color: Light to Dark Brown Eye Color: Hazel or Brown Tanning: Rarely Burns Tans Well Family Tree: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian and Hispanic

Type 4

Skin Color: Brown or Dark Brown Hair Color: Dark Brown or Black Eye Color: Brown Tanning: Rarely Burns, Tans Very Rapidly Family Tree: Asia, Middle Eastern, Black Hispanic, African, African-American & Carribean

  • Genetic Disposition

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    Reaction to Sun Exposure

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    Tanning Habits


The SunSmart America™ K-12 Curriculum and Resources help promote sun safety education, prevention and early detection of skin cancer.

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Contact the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation

The Melanoma Foundation is one of the first organizations in the country that has been on the cutting edge of skin cancer preventive education and the only organization in Florida. After extensive review of health education literature, the Foundation selected the successful SunSmart curricula from Australia on which to base its many programs and adapt to local educational standards and environment. The Foundation utilizes SunSmart America™ for grades K-12.

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