Double Burn

by Forrest
(Illinois, USA)

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!


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