Sun damage to the body is caused by invisible ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. People of all skin colors are at risk. The best way to protect skin health and prevent skin cancer is to limit sun exposure.
Avoid prolonged time in the sun, and choose to be in the shade rather than in direct sunlight. Wear protective clothing and sunglasses, and use sunscreen between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunscreen is especially important at that time.
A combination of shade, clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, and common sense is your best bet.