People living in warmer climates or who spend a lot of time outdoors may enjoy the pleasure and benefits of the sunshine. However, over time exposure to the sun’s rays can leave the skin vulnerable to developing certain types of malignant skin cancers.
Skin cancer is a deadly disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the skin. It typically occurs on the visible outer layer (epidermis) in sun-exposed areas like the face, hands, arms, and legs. Ultraviolet radiation (UV-rays), present in sunshine or tanning beds triggers mutations or genetic defects that lead the skin cells to multiply and form malignant tumors.