We’ve all been told the importance of slathering on the sun cream time and time again, but one woman has discovered the consequences of ignoring the warnings the hard way.
A video has gone viral showing the poor woman’s back covered in several blisters after she decided to soak up the sun at a popular holiday spot in Antalya, Turkey.
The clip was captioned: “The result of sunbathing without applying sun cream.”
Some of the blisters were so large and severe that they had started to weep, serving as a stark reminder to other sun worshippers that protecting your skin from the sun is an absolute must.
The video has already been viewed nearly 2,000 times, with shocked commenters responding to share their horror at the gruesome clip.
One wrote: “And people wonder why I don’t want to sit in the hot ass sun cooking by the pool or beach smh”
While another added: “That looks like sun poisoning. Also, those blisters have healing fluid and protect the skin underneath. Don’t pop them.”
Sunburn is known to increase a person’s risk of skin cancer, and you can even catch a nasty burn on a cloudy day.
The NHS advises that if you do find yourself with sunburn, you should sponge the sore skin with cool water before applying aftersun, which will help add moisture to the skin and cool down the burn.
It also suggests taking paracetamol or ibuprofen to ease the pain and reduce inflammation.
If you begin feeling unwell or develop swelling or blisters, you should seek medical attention.
The NHS also has tips for sun safety, which include using a sun cream with an SPF of at least 30, as well as trying to take cover in a shaded area between 11am and 3pm, when the sun is at its hottest and most dangerous.