Skin Color Chart: Learn About Your Skin Type, Tone, and Undertones

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How To Determine Your Fitzpatrick Skin Type Chart at IVONNE

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Have you ever bought a new tinted sunscreen only to realize that it doesn’t suit your natural skin colour and undertone? Have you ever purchased that skincare collection that failed to give you results as promised?

1: Determine Your Fitzpatrick Skin Type

Finding your skin type is one of the first steps to understanding and working with your skin. The most common classification model is the Fitzpatrick Skin Type model. This model was developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick.  The Fitzpatrick scale’s original purpose was to estimate the response of different skin types to ultraviolet light to administer light therapy for skin conditions namely Eczema, Psoriasis, Vitiligo, and others. The Fitzpatrick Skin Type model is still widely used for dermatological research into human skin pigmentation.

2: Find Your Skin Colour

Determining your skin colour can help your PMU Artist choose the right permanent makeup pigments and assist your skincare specialist in creating a skincare plan. Locating your skin type can sometimes be done using resources like the chart above, but it is better to consult with a trained physician or professional.

3: Don't Forget About Your Eye and Hair Colour

When factoring in your skin type, think about all of the attributes that make up you. Your eyes and hair colour can tell you more about your genetic makeup than just your skin pigmentation. Our hair and eye colour provide clues into our genetic composition, and these are important.

4: Check With Your Dermatologist

Maintaining excellent skin health is important, and it’s best to discuss any skin concerns with a physician/dermatologist. Before using any self-prescribed cosmetic or beauty treatments, be sure to review your concerns and skin care plan with a qualified professional.

Racial Limitations of The Fitzpatrick Skin Type Method

Maintaining excellent skin health is important, and it’s best to discuss any skin concerns with a physician/dermatologist. Before using any self-prescribed cosmetic or beauty treatments, be sure to review your concerns and skin care plan with a qualified professional.