Melanin is a natural pigment that imparts the colour of our skin. Each skin tone requires appropriate skincare to ensure a healthy skin texture. So, we need to understand our skin better to maintain its uniqueness.
Type of skin complexions
Type 1 Extremely Fair Skin: Has pale white skin due to the least melanin content and is very susceptible to sunburn even with little sun exposure. But it does not stay tan rapidly.
Type 2 Fair Skin: Has pale and fair skin tone, gets burned easily, tans, and peels in the presence of sunlight. This skin tone can get feckless easily.
Type 3 Medium Skin: People with medium skin have fair to beige skin tones with golden undertones. Skin gets burned occasionally; instead of getting freckles, skin gets tans uniformly.
Type 4 Olive Skin: This skin type appears light brown, rarely experiences sunburn but easily gets tan under sun exposure.
Type 5 Brown Skin: People with brown skin rarely get burns and freckles but can get tan easily.
Type 6 Black Skin: This skin tone has higher melanin and does not get sunburn and freckles. But due to elevated melanin content, skin can get tan very quickly.