THE UK has experienced scorching weather this week, and if you have been left with a tender burn then you aren’t alone.
Spare a thought for these poor people who have shown off their blistered bodies and peeling faces.
No doubt there will be a fair few of us who forgot to slap on the sun cream and are now dealing with the consequences of sunburn.
But is your burn as bad as one poor woman whose face started to scab on her forehead and around her eyes after being in the sun.
And one person ended up with a blister that looked excruciating on their arm.
Sunburn can be far more serious than the embarrassment of a bright red face.
Damage to the skin caused by UV rays greatly increases your risk of skin cancer.
And it can also lead do serious heat stroke, which is dangerous in the elderly, children and people with health conditions particularly.
Experts say you should apply sun cream before you go outside so that it can fully soak into your skin and keep you protected.
It’s also important to protect your scalp during the hot weather as if you’re not wearing a hat – this is one area that the sun can damage significantly.
The forecasters now expect a two week heatwave will come at the start of August, as “warmer and drier-than-average conditions look likely to return for much of the UK.”
The warm weather has meant everyone is spending more time outside and one mum today warned of the dangers of spending too long in the sun after her son was left with peeling skin.
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