The people of the US seldom seem too worried about the sun. In fact, people go out of their way sometimes to get a perfect tan. If they can not get it from the outdoors, then they go to tanning salons. People generally think that being tan means being beautiful.
Yes I guess tan people can be quite attractive and lovely. But premature wrinkles on people are not so attractive. Nor are sun spots or skin cancer. But the threat of premature aging, cataracts, and skin cancer does not seem to deter people from wanting to get that perfect tan.
A better way to enjoy the outdoors is with sun protection hats. They can also be quite attractive. Also a good looking pair of polarized sunglasses. People who wear those can be beautiful and smart at the same time.
If you ever visit a tropical country, notice the way the natives dress. They wear sunglasses and sun protection hats, carry parasols, and use sunscreen. Women generally avoid the sun, because they are very aware of the dangers of too much exposure.
Generally speaking, the native women of tropical nations care more about looking young than being tanned. That is to say, they are quite sensible when it comes to the sun.
So before summer comes around and you get into the sun bathing routine, please do some research on the harmful effects of the sun's UV rays, Read some articles about skin cancer and wrinkles. Also look into the various sun protection hats and sunglasses available.
And please do not forget the sunscreen, to protect yourself from both UVA and UVB rays. Above all, have a great and safe summer!