Do you actively seek a suntan?
I do. I know about the increase in the incidence rates of melanoma and the damage that the sun can do to your skin, but I love having a suntan and I hate being lily-white.
Hmmm, I guess that is a bit shallow, but having a tan does raise my self-esteem and I love being outside at this time of year and through the summer months and I will catch the sun on my skin.
My wife is the opposite. She has very Scottish skin and actively avoids the sun or when she is in the sun she puts factor 20 sun block or higher on. She also puts the same high factor sun block on our children. I can understand this with our youngest as she is only 3 and has skin like her mother, but the older two have skin more like mine which will brown, but does not require such a high level of protection.
What has spooked her is that my father-in-law has been plagued by pre-cancerous skin lesions over the last 10 years on his neck and face. He thinks it was caused by the amount of time he spent outside in the sun when he was a young PC in Strathyclyde Police. I can't imagine that skin protection was high on the priority list for bobbies back in the 60's!