# Skin Type and UV Index

According to Cancer Research UK, my skin type is ‘Type IV’, which means that it rarely burns, often tans. It tends to have dark brown eyes and hair. Being a dark skinned person, I have a very low risk of getting skin cancer. The primary reason of skin cancer is the UV exposure. I just came to know that in Kanpur, today’s UV Index is 4/16 (current temperature is $40\,^{\circ}\mathrm{C}$), which according to this chart, is “low” for my skin type. That means I do not need to have any skin protection today. That certainly does not mean, no matter how much I’d like to, that I should strip down to my skin and wander around naked in front of the girls’ hostels; if I do that, I might not get skin cancer, I’ll surely end up in hospital bed for dehydrated muscles.