Getting Warmer: What's your skin tone?
by Staff
Blue veins or green veins? Fashion magazines make it sound so easy, but what do you really know about your skin tone?

True or false: Skin is the biggest organ of the human body.

  • true
  • false

What do skin cells called melanocytes produce?

  • melanin
  • melatonin
  • melasma
  • melanoma

What does melanin do to your skin?

  • it determines your skin color
  • it causes suntans
  • it causes freckles
  • all of the above

According to the Fitzpatrick scale, how many skin tones are there?

  • four
  • five
  • six
  • seven

Which of the following is not considered one of the six skin tone categories?

  • light
  • dark
  • olive
  • brown

What color do your veins appear if you have a cool skin tone?

  • green
  • red
  • yellow
  • blue

If you get freckles from sun exposure, what skin type do you likely have?

  • type I
  • type II
  • type V
  • type VI

What skin tones have the greatest risk for developing skin cancers?

  • types I, II and III
  • types II, III and IV
  • types III, IV and V
  • types IV, V and VI

True or false: The more melanocytes you have in your skin, the more melanin your skin produces.

  • true
  • false

What condition does a person who lacks melanin in their body have?

  • melanoma
  • albinism
  • vitiligo