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Determination of skin type

Determine your skin type. This should only be understood as a reference value. We determine your skin type before the examination using a melanine measuring device.

Skin type I
  • conspicuously light skin
  • freckles
  • Celtic type (approx. 2% of all Central Europeans)
  • blonde or reddish hair
  • blue, green or seldom brown colour of eyes
  • very strong sunburn inclination!
  • self-protection time: 5 -10 minutes
  • erythema: always
  • browning: never
Skin type II
  • light skin
  • seldom freckles
  • light-skinned Central European (approx. 12% of all Central Europeans)
  • blonde hair
  • blue to green or brown colour of eyes
  • strong sunburn inclination
  • self-protection time: 10 – 20 minutes
  • erythema: often
  • browning: weak
Skin type III
  • light- light brown skin
  • no freckles
  • dark-skinned Central European (approx. 78% of all Central Europeans)
  • dark-blonde to brown hair
  • grey or brown colour of eyes
  • moderate sunburn inclination
  • self-protection time: 20 – 30 minutes
  • erythema: seldom
  • browning: pronounced
Skin type IV
  • Mediterranean type (approx. 8% of all Central Europeans)
  • brown to dark-brown or black hair
  • dark colour of eyes
  • hardly any sunburn inclination
  • self-protection time: 30 – 45 minutes
  • erythema: never
  • browning: strong
Skin type V
  • dark skin
  • no freckles
  • Indian type
  • black hair
  • dark colour of eyes
  • no sunburn inclination
  • self-protection time: 45 – 60 minutes
  • erythema: never
  • browning: strong
Skin type VI
  • conspicuously dark skin
  • no freckles
  • African type
  • black hair
  • dark colour of eyes
  • no sunburn inclination
  • self-protection time: > 60 minutes
  • erythema: never
  • browning: strong