Sun protection is key.

Sitting in the sunshine can produce a warm feeling that’s hard to beat. What’s more, the vitamin D your body gains through sunlight is essential to health.

But as with most things in life, too much sun isn’t healthy. Your skin is designed to protect your body from harm, including the damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. But when exposed to the radiation for too long or at too great an intensity, skin damage occurs. Over time, changes in skin cells may result in skin cancer.

Source: Mayo Clinic Health Letter August 2014