Seriously though... winter has been so long, that at this point of whiteness, I could get burnt by standing near the window too long. And I'm about to head to an equatorial country and live in a city where 3/4 of the year is sunny and is 5200 feet closer to the sun than I am here.
So what do I do about that? well I'll tell you but you have to come close....
*whispers* I go to a tanning bed.
Yep, I go tanning. And I'm awesome at it too cause if I stay in for more than five minutes I come out smelling like a rotisserie chicken.
But hey, it is better than getting destroyed by the sun on my first day back and then spending half a week in bed from sunstroke. Trust me, I've tried that version too.
So I build up a fake and bake base and I'm good to go. I would recommend this to all pale people travelling to hotter climates... except red heads... just avoid the sun all together!