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As the numerous benefits of laser hair removal continue to become widely known, it is increasingly becoming the preferred hair-removal method for a huge number of people. However, before considering laser hair removal, it is vital to know which type of lasers work for your skin type and are safe and effective for your specific skin type.
This is because not all lasers work on all skin types.
The following are the six skin types:
Skin type 1:
This skin type is extremely pale, Caucasian skin. It is highly sensitive to sun exposure and it is susceptible to sunburns. It is associated with western white people from especially from North European or Scandinavian regions.
Skin type II :
This skin type is fairly Caucasian and is very sensitive to sunburn and tans slightly. It is associated with people of European descent, for example, German or English. The difference between this skin type and type 1 is that this one tans unlike type 1.
Skin type III:
This is moderately fair skin that is associated with the Mediterranean and Caucasian descent. It is sun sensitive, it burns sometimes and it tans easily to light brown. It is the most common skin type in North America.
Skin type IV :
This is medium-fair skin type. This skin type is associated with Middle-Eastern or Asian descent and Hispanics. This skin type minimally sunburns and tans very easily to brown.
Skin type V :
This skin type is medium dark or olive in tone and is associated with African Americans or North Africans. It is brownish and darkens when exposed to sunlight. This skin type rarely sunburns and it tans very easily.