Tanning works differently for different skin types. These differences can be considerable,
are hereditary and cannot be changed by outside influences. People with very sensitive
skin (skin type I and II) will burn easily and will tan only with difficulty. People with
darker skin (skin type III and IV) have minimal problems with sunburn and will tan easily.
Your skin type is determined by your own skins' natural ability to produce melanin
The "Fitzpatrick scale" is used by tanning salons for classifying the 6 skin types, based
on the skin's reaction to the first 10 to 45 minutes of sun exposure after the winter
season. Take the BramaSolé Skin Type Analysis to find out your skin type.