Your skin type affects how easily you sunburn. But sun
protection measures should be used for babies, small children, and older
adults regardless of their skin type, because their skin is very sensitive to
Skin types and sunburn
Red hair, freckles (extremely sensitive)
Sunburn easily, not likely to tan
Fair skin, blue eyes (very sensitive)
Usually sunburn easily, tan a little
Most whites (sensitive)
Sunburn sometimes, tan slowly
Mediterranean, Hispanic, Asian (moderately
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
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