Know Your Skin Before You Begin!

Do you know what skin type you have? Did you know that you should be using specific Skin Care Products and Beauty Spa Treatments depending on your skin type? You should know your skin before you begin buying products or booking appointments!

To do this, use the Fitzpatrick Skin Scale – a scale developed by T. Fitzpatrick to classify how different skin types react to UV light. We now use the scale to help distinguish what products and treatments are appropriate for your skin type! Find out what your skin type is below and what products and treatments you should or should not be using on your skin!

The Fitzpatrick Skin Scale

TYPE I: White, Always Burns, Never Tans.

You tend to have very pale, porcelain or ivory toned skin, like The Help actress, Emma Stone. You always burn in the sun and your skin could have a naturally reddish undertone. Your eyes are most likely blue, gray, or green and you might rock a head of gorgeous blond or red hair.

Celebrity Matches: Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchette, Prince Harry

Skin Care Do’s: SPF 30+ every day, ACELLerator Ultra Sonic Toning DeviceCalming Relief Soothing Moisturizer

Skin Care Don’ts: Laser Hair Removal (it won’t work on blonde hair)

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TYPE II: Beige, Usually Burns, Tans Without Difficulty

With Type II skin, you have a fair or cream-colored complexion, often coupled with subtle beige undertones like actress Lucy Liu. Your eye and hair color could fall anywhere along the range of light to dark, and you might have a handful of cute freckles as well. Although you tend to burn in the sun, you are able to tan occasionally.

Celebrity Match: Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Zac Efron

Skin Care Do’s: SPF 30+ every day, Beauty Stamp and EGF Stem Cell ComplexQ-Switch Pixel Resurfacing

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TYPE III: Light Brown, Sometimes Burns, Slow Tanning

Like top actress Sandra Bullock, people with Type III skin are often described as having a golden, honey-hued skin tone. Women and men with light olive coloring also fit this skin type. At the beginning of summer you may find that you burn easily, but you can gradually build a sun-kissed glow by the end of the season.

Celebrity Matches: Demi Moore, Lisa Ling, John Stamos, Matthew McConaughey

Skin Care Do’s: SPF 30+ every day, Fade to Light Brightening Cleanser, Fade to Light Brightening Moisturizer, ACELLerator Ultra Sonic Toning Device

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TYPE IV: Medium Brown, Rarely Burns, Fast Tanning

Just like Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto, your skin is a gorgeous caramel tone, and tans quickly without burning. With Type IV skin, you most likely share her dark hair and probably have dark eyes that range from hazel to ebony as well.

Celebrity Matches: Eva Mendez, Jessica Alba, Taylor Lautner, Dev Patel

Skin Care Do’s: SPF 15+ every day, Exfoliband and Fade to Light Pigment Erase Bar in a JarPixel Resurfacing

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TYPE V: Dark Brown, Rarely Burns, Fast & Easy Tanning

If you have Type V skin, your skin tone matches that of award-winning singer songwriter Beyoncé and might range from radiant bronze to a rich brown. Like Beyoncé, both your eyes and hair are dark. You experience sunburns very rarely and generally tan quickly and easily.

Celebrity Matches: Mindy Kalling, Tyra Banks, Barack Obama, Craig David

Skin Care Do’s: SPF 15+ outside, ACELLerator Ultrasonic Toning Device, Calming Relief Soothing Moisturizer

Skin Care Don’ts: Beware of certain peels and lasers such as  IPL/AFT Photo facials because they have a higher chance of giving your skin hypo/hyper pigmentation

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TYPE VI: Black, Almost Never Burns, Fast & Dark Tanning

Like supermodel Naomi Campbell, who has graced 400 magazine covers, your skin tone falls in the range of deep mahogany to espresso. You almost never have sunburns, and tan quickly and deeply during the summer. With Type VI skin, you have both dark hair and dark eyes.

Celebrity Matches: Alex Wek, Michelle Obama, Kanye West, 50 Cent

Skin Care Do’s: SPF 15+ outside, Nurse Jamie Ageless Trio, Hydratight Hydrating Mask

Skin Care Don’ts: Beware of certain peels and lasers such as IPL/AFT  Photo facials because they have a higher chance of giving your skin hypo/hyper pigmentation

Know Your Skin Before You Begin!