I am a white nineteen year old male and I thought I had pretty tan skin.
I live in Illinois and I am outdoors all the time with my shirt off.
I went on a trip to Lido Keys Florida and was expecting the same old routine when it came to sun.
I went out with no sunscreen on and no shirt all day and felt fine. But, that night I looked into the mirror and saw red, red, and more red.
I got really burned and I regretted not using any SPF products. The sun's intensity is so much different down there compared to Illinois.
I was told about UV rays
, but I didn't believe that I was one of those people that would burn so easily.
I was peeling badly and my skin was very sensitive. I didn't want this to ruin the whole trip so I continued to go out, but with sunscreen.
It didn't matter, that's right.
I got burned again on top of my old sunburn
. OUCH! Eventually my skin got better but I will always use sun protection
in the future!Sun AllergyHuman SkinUV Index