Excessive exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun increases one s risk of suffering from skin cancer. While it might not be a prevalent one like the other cancers but given the pollution levels in the atmosphere even the potent rays of the sun are able to penetrate through our skin these days. This makes our skin more vulnerable to skin cancer. Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells often developed in parts most exposed to the sun. It develops primarily in areas including the scalp face lips ears neck chest arms and hands and on legs.