BY Mark Hudgens

I usually don’t consider myself fair-skinned, because I used to tan pretty easily. But I’ve seen pictures of myself badly sunburned as a kid, so that’s probably a more accurate description than I’d like to think.

I grew up mostly near the Texas coast, and my family was always outside. I only remember using suntan lotion occasionally. It didn’t offer any UV protection, since SPF wasn’t even a thing yet back then. I wasn’t aware...

Melanoma survivor Mark Hudgens and his wife, Debbie