As an employee of a skin care manufacturer based in Colorado, I know the sun is both a blessing and a curse. The sun can help supplement electric power, heat and other alternative forms of energy. There are 300 days of sunshine in Colorado each year. It makes solar a truly viable energy alternative. Like millions of Americans, I am trying to harness the power of the sun by adding solar panels on my home. The sun can also be extremely harmful to your health and well-being. Unprotected sun exposure causes wrinkles, premature aging and significantly increases the risk of skin cancer. Colorado is known for its outdoor lifestyle. As Coloradans and visitors, we love to camp, fish, hike, ski, cycle, swim, raft and a enjoy an astonishing array of outdoor activities. All these activities mean sun exposure and the possibility of sun damage. No matter where you live, using sunscreen should be a daily habit of brushing your teeth. Let’s use the sun to promote energy solutions, not wrinkles and aging.