Your skin type affects how easily you sunburn. But sun protection measures should be used for babies, small children, and older adults no matter what their skin type. Their skin is very sensitive to sunburn.
Skin types and sunburn
Red hair, freckles (extremely sensitive)
You sunburn easily and are not likely to tan.
Fair skin, blue eyes (very sensitive)
You usually sunburn easily and tan a little.
Most whites (sensitive)
You sunburn sometimes and tan slowly.
Mediterranean, Hispanic, Asian (moderately sensitive)
Medical Review:William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine