PICS: These cases of sunburn are so bad that you can almost feel the pain
After enduring the big freeze, the Beast from the East and countless other shite weather warnings, every single Irish person is 100% entitled to go out and enjoy the current weather. Enjoy it!
This being said, given the fact that we're currently experiencing 30 degree heat, we urge everyone to put on some suncream because nobody wants to end up looking like Pinchy the lobster.
On that note, plenty of doctors are asking people to take the necessary measures to avoid dehydration, heatstroke and various other issues that the sun can cause.
Despite these warnings to use suncream, there are always a few people that manage to get a pretty bad case of sunburn and after this example yesterday, we've got a few more painful cases.
JOE reader Calum Thompson must have been feeling a little bit prickly after he got burnt while working in the bog.
Jaysus, it looks like he's wearing a a pink belt around his waist.
Elsewhere, JOE reader Conchur MacSuibhne had blisters all over his chest and shoulders after deciding to go topless in the sun.
A brave man.
In terms of practical tips to stay healthy and cool during this heatwave, the HSE have advised the following;
- Keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm
- Walk in the shade, apply factor 30 or over sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection
- Avoid strenuous outdoor activities like sport, DIY, and gardening, or limit to cooler parts of the day, such as the early morning or evening.
- Wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes and a hat to shade face, neck and ears
- Wear wrap-around sun glasses with UV protection
- Drink plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks
- Eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content
- Take a cool shower, bath or body wash
- Sprinkle water over the skin or clothing, or keep a damp cloth on the back of your neck
- Keep your living space cool - this is especially important for infants, the elderly or those with chronic health conditions or those who can’t look after themselves
- Keep windows that are exposed to the sun closed during the day, and open windows at night when the temperature has dropped
- Close curtains that receive morning or afternoon sun
- Turn off non-essential lights and electrical equipment – they generate heat.
Over the coming days, here's hoping that none of you endure sunburn that's as bad as these lads.