Take it a step-at-a-time. Lather on SPF 50 and lay in a semi-sunny area for 1/2 an hour. Not near a lake or in a sunny place. Repeat for at least every OTHER day. NOT daily. If U feel
really hot, and uncomfortable, make it every 3rd day. It will take time, and, sorry, U may not get a tan. Maybe, just freakles. So what? As long as U R outside nude, that is the important part - RIGHT?
Where in Chi-town? Near NW 'burbs? (think, Arlington Park)