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Which skin type are you?

What is your skin type?

The Fitzpatrick Skin Type is a skin classification system first developed in 1975 by Thomas Fitzpatrick, MD, of Harvard Medical School. His skin classification system and its adaptations are familiar to dermatologists.  In order to determine your Fitzpatrick Skin Type, our quiz measures two components (genetic disposition and reaction to sun exposure). Types range from the very fair (Type I) to the very dark (Type VI). 

So, grab a piece of paper, sharpen your pencil and take the quiz below to discover what your type is, then read our analyses for some type-tailored sun safety advice.

Your eye color is:

Light blue, light gray or light green = 0

Blue, gray or green = 1



Karl Lagerfeld Reveals His Skin Care Secrets

Karl Lagerfeld Reveals His Skin Care Secrets (E Online)

It's not every day that we take skin care tips from an 80-year-old man, but then again, Karl Lagerfeld is in no way your average octogenarian.

The creative director of Chanel sat down with Elle to talk about his new eponymous fragrance line and revealed exactly how he keeps his skin looking so ageless. The secret? It's actually quite simple.



Hospital tests Google glasses with Dermatology patients (US)

Rhode Island Hospital is the first in the United States to use Google Glass in an emergency department. During a six-month study, researchers will examine the effectiveness of the wearable streaming audio/video device during consultations with consenting patients requiring a dermatologist.