Who had heard of sunscreen when we were kids? Certainly not me. I have fair skin fairer than my mom or sister. Since we were outside a lot back then I was the one who got burnt! And now I am the one getting my skin cancer screenings yearly. Complete with occasional removals. Check your skin!!
When sunscreen did become readily available I started using it. And immediately got rashes. So now I go for the old school zinc oxide based sun screens. Here is a list of mineral based sunscreens recommended by dermatologists. Want other recommendations? Check this or here. But Please, Please wear sunscreen!