The sun's UVA and UVB rays can penetrate and damage all skin types, increasing a person's risk for skin cancer. Even people with types 5 or 6 are at risk, and often develop skin cancer on the palms, fingers, or other lightly pigmented areas of their bodies. So tell me . . .
|Skin Type||Skin color||Reaction to sun exposure|
|Type 1||Pale white skin||Always burns, never tans|
|Type 2||White skin||Burns easily, tans minimally|
|Type 3||White skin||Burns minimally, tans slowly|
|Type 4||Light brown or olive skin||Burns minimally, tans easily|
|Type 5||Brown skin||Rarely burns, tans easily and darkly|
|Type 6||Dark brown or black skin||Rarely burns, always tans|