‘My arm’s brighter than my future right now’ – today is inevitably all about #sunburn
It seems a weekend of freakishly hot weather combined with a host of outdoor sporting events and festivals the length and breadth of the country have taken a bit of a toll on our Irish skin.
Despite the warnings about the terrible impact sunburn can have on our health and the relentless promotion of sun protection we continue to find ourselves, after a day beneath the rays, waking up like this:
Inevitably, Twitter this morning is full of people bemoaning their lack of sun protection action over the weekend as temperatures hit a sizzling (by our standards) 25 degrees.
Are you amongst them?
My arms brighter than my future right now #sunburn— Ciarán McHugh (@cmchugh99) June 18, 2017
This game is so far out of reach now that I'm just back to worrying about the amount of sunburn being endured. #CORKvWAT— Dungeoncha (@DonnchaKnow) June 18, 2017
Hello sunburn my old friend, I've broken in to Simon & Garfunkel lyrics again.— Seán (@Anewbettername) June 17, 2017
Feeling the 1st pang of sunburn pic.twitter.com/YQk3RYdzpN— Patrick-or-treat (@paddykiernan) June 17, 2017
No seriously my sunburn is so sore I feel like I'm on fire am sizzling— YZMINE (@YazmineOConnor) June 18, 2017
I can already feel the sunburn I'm going to have later— sean (@seanm106) June 17, 2017
Was feeling smug as I always practice safe sun but I think I missed a crucial bit. I'm feeling a bit of nip singe, the worst kind of sunburn— Mazzy K (@MazzyK) June 18, 2017
Spent almost all day telling the kids in our group to reapply suncream, only to get sunburn on my face myself and end up like a lobster! pic.twitter.com/awKa1O2Agp— Katie Fitzgerald (@KatieFitz_erald) June 17, 2017
Two weeks in Spain, no sunburn due to daily and generous application of factor 50. One sunny afternoon in Dublin and sunburn on my...wrist?— niamh conroy (@niamhconroy) June 17, 2017
Between the dead heat and the pain of this sunburn I'm definitely not sleeping tonight— amanda bowes (@AmandaBowes_) June 18, 2017
Love getting sunburn right between me thighs— hayley (@_hayleyq) June 18, 2017
You can tell exactly how flexible I am by where the sunburn starts on my back.— Ruby BoOOo-oir (@MissShivvers) June 18, 2017
Sunburn level = Meat Sweats multiplied by Ebola— Liam Chivers (@LiamChivers) June 18, 2017