Skin type 1 and skin cancer: What you need to know

Skin type 1 and skin cancer: What you need to know

In 1975, Thomas Fitzpatrick developed a numerical classification for different skin types as a way to estimate the response of different types of skin to ultraviolet (UV) ray exposure. To this day the Fitzpatrick Scale remains a recognised dermatological tool for determining human skin pigmentation; the likely impact of UV overexposure on an individual and their risk of skin cancer related issues.

There a six different skin types on the Fitzpatrick Scale:

Type 1 - someone who always experiences sunburn.
Type 2 - someone who almost always experiences sunburn.
Type 3 - someone who experiences mild sunburn from time to time.
Type 4 - someone who only experiences minimal sunburn.
Type 5 - someone who rarely experiences sunburn.
Type 6 - someone who never experiences sunburn.

A Type 1 skin person is likely to have red or blonde hair, blue eyes, freckles and pale skin which only burns with sun exposure, never tans.

A person who has  Type 1 skin is most at risk of skin cancer through UV exposure. Dermatologists and skin doctors recommend to individuals with Type 1 skin to self assess their skin on an ongoing basis, that they attend at least annual skin checks and proactively manage their skin health by using UPF50+ sun protective clothing and sunscreen.

Dermatologists recommend UPF50+ sun protective clothing as the best form of skin cancer prevention. Solbari offers an award-winning range of UPF50+ sun protective clothing, sun-hats, sun protective arm sleeves, umbrellas and other accessories. 

Solbari, Australian Sun Protection offers a range of award-winning UPF50+ sun protective clothing, umbrellas, arm sleeves, sun hats and other accessories which are aimed at skin cancer prevention and helping individuals protect their skin when outdoors. Solbari offers free shipping on all orders and has customers in over 60 countries.

You can find out more about Solbari's certified UPF50+ sun protective range by clicking the blue links below:
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The SOLBARI Team
This blog post is for information purpose only.



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