Overexposure resulting in sunburn - Most people receive 25 per cent of their lifetime exposure to the sun by age 18.
Spending a lot of time in the sun - Living in a year-round sunny environment increases your chances of skin damage.
Skin and hair pigment - Fair-skinned people with red or blond hair and those with an abundance of moles or freckles are more susceptible to skin cancer.
It's all in the family - Does your family have a history of skin cancer? You could be at greater risk.