Well, I'm being treated for basal skin carcinoma on my face - the one area of my body that wasn't usually burned when young ( Mom insisted on hats etc).
So, being of that era, I used to FRY my body, baby oil or olive oil, and sported some real peelers on my arms legs and back. No skin cancer.
However I did later on frequent tanning beds and you know, they had a 'special bulb' for the face area that delivered much more tanning rays they warned, and that I had to wear protective eye covers. I went twice a week for a few months back in the mid 80s.
The dermatologist isn't impressed.