Sunburn Via UV Rays
A couple of years ago, I went on a kayak and camping trip and, being the proud fool I am, I didn’t bother to but on any sunscreen.
As the day wore on, my arms started to get sore. I thought it was just the soreness that comes with paddling the boat, but it just kept getting worse and worse.
I didn’t think it was a sunburn
, because it felt like it was coming from my muscles.
But when my skin started to turn bright red and the pain became more and more severe, especially when my skin was touched, I started to realize that this was an excruciatingly bad sunburn.
By the time the day ended and I crawled into my sleeping bag to try to get to sleep, I was in some of the worst pain I’ve ever been in.
If it hadn’t been for some Tylenol PM I’d had with me, there’s no way I ever would have been able to get to sleep that night.
I learned a valuable lesson the hard way that day: always wear sunscreen
to protect yourself from UV rays
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