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Woman's Horrific Sunburn Reminds Us Why Sun Protection Is Essential

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Woman's Horrific Sunburn Reminds Us Why Sun Protection Is Essential

With the UK enjoying a heatwave - and summer holidays abroad on the cards for many - one woman has pointed out the dangers of sunbathing without suncream.

A video of the woman has gone viral online, after it revealed an excruciating blister caused by sunburn and failing to wear sunscreen.

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The woman in the clip had been sunbathing in Antalya, in Turkey, but hadn't put any cream on her back.

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The burn was so bad that the huge blister had started to weep - and it looks so painful.

It appeared to be located just near her bikini fastening, which is a popular place for sunburn because the material can easily rub away any excess cream.

The sunburn looks so sore (Credit: Viralhog)
The sunburn looks so sore (Credit: Viralhog)

And people were so horrified by the clip, with many taking it as a warning to be extra vigilant this summer.

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One person 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."

If you're out in the sun, it's essential to always wear suncream. If you do find yourself with sunburn, the NHS advises a number of steps to ease the pain and discomfort.

These include: Getting out of the sun as soon as possible; cooling your skin with a cool shower, bath or damp towel (take care not to let a baby or young child get too cold); apply aftersun cream or spray, like aloe vera; drink plenty of water to cool down and prevent dehydration; take painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen for any pain and cover sunburnt skin from direct sunlight until skin has fully healed.

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Always remember to wear suncream! (Credit: Viralhog)
Always remember to wear suncream! (Credit: Viralhog)

Note to self - don't skimp on the suncream!

Featured Image Credit: ViralHog

Topics: Health, Travel

Lucy Devine
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