Know your skin type

Your skin type is identified by various characteristics, such as hair colour or fairness of complexion. The skin is typically classed in four different types:

        Skin type 1:

  • Fair skin, often with freckles
  • Blond or red hair
  • Blue or green eyes
  • Skin is extremely sensitive to the sun, always burns and does not tan
  • Use a self tanning lotion if you must have a ‘tan’


        Skin type 2:

  • Fair skin, but a little darker than skin type 1
  • Blond to dark blond hair
  • Blue eyes
  • Skin is also sensitive to the sun, tans slowly and is prone to sunburn


        Skin type 3:

  • Slightly darker complexion
  • Dark blond to brown hair
  • Various eye colours
  • Skin is slightly sensitive to the sun, tans easily and quickly, the tan lasts a long time


        Skin type 4:

  • Light brown skin
  • The hair is dark brown or black
  • Dark eyes
  • The skin is robust, tans quickly and deeply, the tan lasts a long time