Skin Type Classification

Type I - Very fair skin. Burns very easily & doesn't tan.

Type II - Fair skin. Burns easily & tans slightly.

Type III - Burns occasionally & tans slowly.

Type IV - Minimal burning & tans always.

Type V - Rarely burns & tans always. Medium to heavy pigmentation.

Type VI - Never burns & has a very dark tan. Heavy pigmentation.

The lower the skin type, the higher the risk of skin cancer.

Some of the drugs & herbs that make skin sun-sensitive

Drugs: Retin-A, birth control pills, antibiotics, drugs used for cancer treatment & diabetes drugs (oral).

Herbs: dong quai, St. John's wort, rosemary, bitter orange peel, fennel, yarrow & parsley. Use them with care, consult a qualified expert.

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