For many of us, safeguarding our skin (our body’s largest organ) against the sun is the last thing on our minds. But we need to make it a priority, experts say. Yes, the melanin in our skin provides some protection, but it doesn’t make us immune to the damaging effects of sunlight. As a reality check, we spoke to dermatologists who shared the latest on skin safety and what we should do each day we spend under the sun in the June issue of ESSENCE. Read on to learn how to protect your skin while still having your fun in the sun.