Sunburn is hazardous and should be avoided. Sunscreen isn't the only defence.

Skin cancer rates have climbed since sunscreen use began. Most sunscreens increase skin cancer risk, according to reports.

Recent research shows various sunscreens hurt coral. Researchers estimate that swimmers lose 5,000 metric tonnes of sunscreen annually.

Our bodies need sun exposure to produce vitamin D, a hormone building block.

Recent stories say homemade sunscreens are hazardous and that people shouldn't make their own.

In most situations, I aim for moderate daily sun exposure without burning.

If I'm going to be in the sun longer than my skin is used to, I can wear a hat or shirt to protect it.

Occasionally, if I'm in harsh sun and can't cover up, I'll use a natural sunscreen.