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A woman was left in shock when she spent the day at the beach, only to find two huge hand prints on her shoulders at the end of the day.
Leanne Gresty, 35, from Manchester, says she was left looking like she'd spent the day 'in the arms of a sexy hunk' after applying her sun cream - but accidentally leaving two perfect hand prints across her shoulders.
Leanne had taken a day trip to the beach at New Brighton, Merseyside, during last month's heatwave. As it was a scorching day, she applied sun cream to both herself and her daughter.
Leanne explained she had been worried about her shoulders so dabbed on some cream, before making an attempt to cover her back by simply slapping her hands over each shoulder.
But because Leanne hadn't managed to rub in the lotion, only the skin that had had direct contact with her hands was protected, leaving her with two hand prints.
Luckily, Leanne saw the funny side - and says it's a good ad for the Boots suncream!
"I'd put suncream on my daughter. I don't usually use it on myself, but I still put a bit on my back and shoulders," said Leanne.
"I was more bothered about my shoulders really. I don't burn often, so I didn't ask anybody to put it on for me.
"Where the sun cream had been, obviously it had worked. Those hand marks were there for a couple of days afterwards.
"I didn't even really feel the marks were there at first. It was my sister who said 'Oh, somebody's put sand on your back'.
"My daughter had put her hands on my back after she'd been playing in the sand, but when my sister tried brushing it off, it wouldn't come off.
"It's at that point I thought 'Oh god, that's where I put my sun cream on!'
"It was a very hot day, but we'd been by the beach with the sea breeze so we didn't really notice how hot it was. You just don't realise how strong the sun is.
"On that day, we all got caught out and burnt. It wasn't just me.
"I've had worse sunburns, but it was a little bit sore. I wouldn't have thought to have looked at my back.
"I saw the humour in it though - I thought it was hilarious straight away. I did think it was such a good advertisement for Boots sun cream. It shows that it's efficient and good when you use it in the right places.
"If I'd have covered my whole back, I wouldn't have gotten burnt. It would have been effective."
After returning home, Leanne explained she started receiving comments about the hand marks.
"Two or three days later, I was walking down the street, and this lad on a bike rode past me. As he went by, he just yelled 'S**t man, that looks sore!' I said back, 'Yeah, it is a bit'," she explained.
"Then that same day, I walked past this young girl, and she shouted to me 'Oh my god, look at those big hand marks on your back!'.
"But when people point it out, we've been having a laugh about it. People at work were laughing when I showed them, but I had to pull back my uniform for them to see.
"When I took my daughter to her swimming lessons, her friends were all asking about it. Part of me did think that I could have just made up a story about how they got there.
"I could have said some sexy hunk had his arms around me the whole time. That would have been a better story. It would have been more exciting.
"But hopefully what people did think when they saw the marks was 'Ooh, that's an effective sun cream.'"
Boots has been contacted for comment.