Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!! I live in CA too. Wear sunscreen and try and stay out of the sun as much as possible. If you must go out in the heat of the day, wear a hat, but lather up on the sunscreen before going out!I have a strong desire for pale skin; I'm somewhat tan and it's quite hard to be pale when you live in California, with the addition of it being hot all the time; having to be outdoors a lot during school hours. Any suggestions/ideas?