Deine Haut, Dein Typ: der keltisch-irische Hauttyp

Your skin, your type: the Celtic-Irish skin type

Some of us can spend what feels like hours in the sun without getting into any major problems, while others get redness or even burns after just a short stay in the sun. For this reason, the American dermatologist Fitzpatrick has developed a characterization of skin types, according to which people can be classified according to their appearance, their tanning behavior and their sensitivity to the sun. In this article we will focus on the first skin type in this classification, the Celtic-Irish skin type.

Characteristics of the Celtic-Irish skin type

People with this skin type are characterized by very light skin and often freckles. The hair color varies from light blonde to reddish, the eye color ranges from blue to green to light gray. Around two percent of Germans have this skin type.

The right sun protection

Unfortunately, sun worshipers with Celtic-Irish skin type tend to have a rather poor hand, as the self-protection time, i.e. the time that the skin can protect itself without needing sun protection, is less than 10 minutes. So if you have this skin type, sun protection should be very important to you. Of course, this primarily concerns the use of a correspondingly high sun protection factor, which should be at least 30 in strong sunlight. But even slight sunlight on a cloudy sky can cause redness. In general, consistent sun protection is an absolute must-have for this skin type! In general, you should prefer the shade rather than the blazing sun and ideally avoid the midday sun. Clothes make the man! When it comes to clothing, make sure that your neck, nose, ears, lips, upper body and arms are always adequately protected from the sun. Regular visits to the dermatologist are mandatory for this skin type!

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