The phototype of any individual plays an important role in the tanning process.

Based on the phototype it is possible to define what reaction the skin may undergo in case of sun exposure. Not by chance, the ability of tan of each individual depends on the phototype to which they belong to.

Phototype 1

Photosensitivity

Very high

Complexion

Very light with freckle

Sun exposure

Limited

Phototype 1 has a very light skin, practically milky, it burns easily and tans with great difficulty.

Tendentially, but not always, those who belong to this phototype can also have light coloured eyes and blond or red hair.
You have a very high photosensitivity, so pay attention to the sunscreen and sun exposure must be very limited.

Phototype 2

Photosensitivity

High

Complexion

Light and pink

Sun exposure

Very gradual

Phototype 2 has a light and pink complexion, it burns easily but gradually manages to tan too.

Hair and eyes tend to be light and photosensitivity remains high and it is recommended to proceed gradually with sun exposure.

Phototype 3

Photosensitivity

Average

Complexion

Medium

Sun exposure

Gradual

Phototype 3 has a medium complexion, with the right precautions it is difficult to burn and tans quickly.

Hair and eyes are light or dark and photosensitivity is medium.
It is better to proceed gradually with sun exposure.

Phototype 4

Photosensitivity

Low

Complexion

Olive

Sun exposure

Gradual

Phototype 4 has an olive complexion, which almost turns grey in the winter. It tans quickly, reaching a beautiful golden hue.

Hair and eyes are medium-dark, photosensitivity is low.
It is better to proceed gradually with sun exposure.

Phototype 5

Photosensitivity

Very low

Complexion

Dark

Sun exposure

Gradual

Phototype 5 has a dark complexion, tans at the first sun exposure and hardly burns – even if it is not impossible!

Hair and eyes are dark, photosensitivity is very low but unlike what one may think, even for this phototype it is better to proceed gradually with sun exposure.

Phototype 6

Photosensitivity

Very low

Complexion

Very dark

Sun exposure

Gradual

Phototype 6 has a very dark complexion, tans immediately and very rarely burns – even if it is not impossible!

Hair and eyes are very dark, almost black, photosensitivity is very low: even in this case, however, sunscreen is necessary.