The popularity of having a nice tan — formerly considered proof of a healthy, active lifestyle — has waned over the past two decades, but sun worship remains a problem in terms of causing skin cancer, according to medical dermatologist Dr. Michael Spicer.

“There’s much more awareness now that the sun is damaging to the skin, however there is still that beach culture of trying to have ‘some color’ and not look pasty white, and unfortunately that’s where a lot of damage occurs,” he said. “The good part is they are not trying to burn to a crisp. I just say, when you’re outdoors, be active but protect your skin.”