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We all know that skin types were best suited for people in their own natural habitat and countries, what would be the Fitzpatrick skin type best for Toulouse, France and Aix en Provence, France. Is it skin type II or Skin type III or which Fitzpatrick type? Thank you
Question Date: 2014-09-11
Answer 1:

That would depend on how much time you plan on spending outside, since the damaging kind of ultraviolet light does not reach indoors. Doing a quick Wikipedia search on both the Fitzpatrick scale and on Toulouse in France, I note Toulouse's southern location, near the Spanish border. Based on that, I would guess that the "best" type would be the type found around the Mediterranean, which is type IV, and neither type II or III.

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