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Use this chart to determine which SPF (Sun Protection Factor) you should use based on your skin type and the amount of time you expect to be in the sun on an average Summer day.

Skin Types

1 HOUR

2 HOURS

3 HOURS

4 HOURS

5 HOURS

TYPE 1

VERY FAIR SKIN
  • Never Tans
  • Always Burns

SPF 30

SPF 30

SPF 45

SPF 50

SPF 50

TYPE 2

FAIR SKIN

  • Slowly Tans
  • Burns Easily

SPF 15

SPF 30

SPF 45

SPF 50

SPF 50

TYPE 3

LIGHT SKIN

  • Gradual Tan
  • Initially Burns

SPF 8

SPF 30

SPF 30

SPF 30

SPF 45

TYPE 4

MEDIUM SKIN

  • Tans Well
  • Minimal Burns

SPF 8

SPF 15

SPF 15

SPF 30

SPF 45

TYPE 5 & 6

DARK SKIN

  • Easily Tans
  • Rarely Burns

SPF 8

SPF 8

SPF 15

SPF 15

SPF 30

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