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When Was the Last Time You Were Badly Sunburned?

After a wonderful three-day weekend spent cavorting outside, I bet a few of you feel sun kissed. Hopefully, you wore sunscreen and didn't get burned. Since having kids, I have become super vigilant about protecting their skin and mine, so I haven't been badly sunburned in a long time. What about you . . .


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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 years
Actually - YESTERDAY! I didn't know it was going to happen! I was simply playing on my iPhone outside (yes BOOKWORM - the iPhone game I was playing is addictive) and the next thing I knew I was out there for an hour - later that night I realized I was burned. Whoops! But at least I got my vitamin D!! ha ha!
Evalicious Evalicious 8 years
Not since kid-dom. Burned once, hated it. Never go out into the sun deliberately without sunscreen, and I put so much on I look lotion-white.
green-socks green-socks 8 years
Last week, I was working and we stayed outside in the pool all day (I'm a personal aide to a 22year old with autism). I reapplied on my face and everything I could reach, and reapplied on the woman I work for after about 2 hours, but my back where I couldn't reach got a bit toastier than planned!
Elizabeth1981 Elizabeth1981 8 years
What the heck is going on with THAT tattoo?
anxia anxia 8 years
I developped a violent allergic reaction to the sun 15 years ago and I can't go out in the summer without long sleeves, sunblock, a broad brimmed hat, sunglasses, etc. I no longer get sunburnt because my skin tingles if I'm not careful enough... Must have vampire blood or something ;-)
Marci Marci 8 years
Not since I was a child and didn't know any better. Now I'm a 50 SPF girl. And I still get color!
only-so-cute only-so-cute 8 years
i got burned on my left thigh and arm after driving in my car for three hours a few weeks ago. it healed quickly and peeled minimally though.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I've had a few mild sunburns since college, but the last time I was really badly burned was when I was probably about 12...I decided to go swimming in the pool by my grandma's condo and I didn't wear any sunscreen on my face. I got burnt so bad that it formed blisters on my nose. And now I have an age spot there, so I guess that's my payback for not wearing my sunscreen.
skukie skukie 8 years
I got really badly sunburned in Costa Rica over spring break. SPF 30 is no match for the sun down there.
mek123 mek123 8 years
It's been about 25 years since I've gotten a really bad sunburn, but got red last week just standing outside talking to a neighbor, just part of my left arm and the left side of my neck, looked funny.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
Christmas Vacation in Hawaii. I used Maui's Tanning Secret... more like Maui's Burning Secret. It.Was.Bad.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
The last time I was burned enough so that is was painful and peeled was when I was on vacation as a kid. I played by the pool all day and my shoulders got really burnt. Other than that, I've only gotten a little red if I missed a spot when putting on sunscreen or last year when I was on a road trip and part of my arm got red before I realized it had been in the sun all day.
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I'm African American/Black so I don't burn very easily. I do get darker - my brother's gotten burned before, but that's because he stayed out in direct sunlight with no sunscreen for 8 hours straight. Even then, it wasn't bad. That DOESN'T mean that I stay out in the sun for ungodly amounts of time, or don't wear sunscreen. But I live in a climate where there's a lot of cloud cover and we're almost at sea level, so we don't get much direct sun anyway. There's not much use for serious SPF sunscreen here - unless you're going to be out for long periods of time during the summer months.
Soul-Cry Soul-Cry 8 years
Never, perhaps it's because I'm Black. I love the sun...and will sit under the sun because I love what it does to my colour....but never been burned.
telane telane 8 years
I haven't been badly burned in about 5 years, but my definition of being badly burned I guess is not as bad as others.... I usually just help it heal while applying all sorts of lotion and/or Noxema to the burn. I've never had to take painkillers, and I have never blistered. That sounds awful!!!
kia kia 8 years
My worst sunburn was over a decade ago and it was not that bad. Actually just too much sun exposure, but my skin was fine the next day.
bluepuppybites bluepuppybites 8 years
I haven't gotten a bad sunburn since high school. I would never apply it unless i went into the water. Now a bit more educated, I wear it all the time I still get a bit red occasionally because I forget to reapply but nothing where I need to take painkillers and rub aloe vera on it every 5 minutes.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Last Summer, 3 out of the 6 of us got really badly burned in Hawaii.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Last summer because I misjudged the sun cream I'd need. My mother never used to use sun cream on us when we were kids because she'd read in some stupid magazine that it increases your chances of skin cancer. =)
doogirl doogirl 8 years
It's been at least 25 years since I've gotten a sunburn, I'm 33. I have a six year old and three year old, and my six year old got badly burned two weeks ago while visiting her Aunt. Needless to say, my daughter will not be visiting her Aunt for a while!!!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Last summer, although I've had some mild ones this year too.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
It was been a really long time since I've been badly burnt. I try to be super careful about my sunscreen use these days especially since I'm so fair skinned!
danielle854 danielle854 8 years
Last semester. I studied abroad in Mexico. When I got burned I thought I was going to die from sun poisoning.
sliz41 sliz41 8 years
I've tried to avoid it since I was really little and got burnt enough to get blisters... our sun here is NZ can be pretty harsh!
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