Summer in Hawaii
(Chicago, IL, USA)
Summer 2004 was the year I went to Hawaii with my friend and I was determined to become tan.
On a visit to the mall I bought a new swimming suit.
All the suits I owned before were very conservative with a straight neckline.
This swimming suit was bikini style with a low neck line, something my friend encouraged.
My last day in Hawaii, I laid in the sun for many hours. I went in the pool a few times just to get cool and so that my skin would attract the sun.
Without any sunscreen, I can say it was the most burnt I have ever been.
Right in my neckline, which had never seen sun before was so burnt; it hurt to take a shower.
Week after week I kept peeling, and to this day I have a scar from it.
I definitely think I got second degree burn, not the best feeling in the world.SunburnSun AllergyHuman SkinUV IndexUV Rays