The Complete and Total Loser avoided the sun for most of his life. Then, when traveling two decades ago, he went to the tropics for the first time and got burned badly. The damage is still evident today. Spotchy, ugly, uneven skin.
It's fine to catch a few rays in moderation, but don't get more than a few minutes of sun a day. Sun are cigarettes for the skin. Bad idea long term, and tans don't even look that good.