Monday 20 January 2020

‘My arm’s brighter than my future right now’ – today is inevitably all about #sunburn

A rather sunburned back. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
A rather sunburned back. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Ah lads.

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:

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Is this you today?

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?

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