Skin cancer is no laughing matter. While it feels good to wear as little as possible in the heat of the summer, the truth is that the sun does more than warm us. Prolonged exposure to the sun introduces harmful radiation that can be bad for your skin. Fair skinned people are especially susceptible to the dangers and I am living proof. Having had four skin cancers removed from my back and another one biopsied and found to be a Basal cell carcinoma in June (2016), I can attest to the problem.
If you are going to be under direct sunlight for a prolonged period of time, here are three things you might consider:
1. Clothing specially designed to provide SPF protection
2. Additives that give SPF protection to your laundry
3. Sunblock with an SPF of 75 or higher
It may not seem like the "cool" thing to do (See what I did there?), but for me, skin care and hopefully the prevention of future cancers trumps having a tan.