People around the world are prone to getting a little overexcited about the warmer temperatures. For people who spend months of the year shivering and wrapped in layers of clothes, the sight of some sunshine can be enough to drive them to near hysteria. But sunshine is a cruel mistress and can be particularly tough on those who aren't used to it - as these people learned to their detriment.
The only thing worse than getting a sunburn? Getting a really awkwardly-shaped sunburn because of a poor choice of clothing. Want to experience some true schadenfreude? Get scrolling.
Summer truly is the best time of the year.The fact that after what seems like an endless, gray winter, we finally get to experience warmth and brightness always has an uplifting effect on our moods.
But summer comes with a few caveats.One of the most prevalent? The double-edged sword that is the sun. Because, while it's lovely to experience summer weather, that ball of fire in the sky can also be pretty dangerous.
Because overexposure to the sun can have a pretty painful impact.The rays of light traveling through space can cause a surprisingly intense reaction upon contact with the skin.
When it happens to someone else, it can be pretty funny.But when you're the one suffering from the painful after-effects of an over-effusive sunbathing session? Well, that's a rather unique sort of misery.
And there are certain things that can make a sunburn even worse.While summertime tends to present a unique opportunity to show off your most revealing outfits, you need to be careful about what you wear - particularly if you have a propensity to burn.
But there's one item of clothing that's a real nightmare in warmer weather.Ripped jeans have had a real fashion moment of late - but some are learning that they aren't the best choice for every occasion.
For one particular reason.
never wearing ripped jeans in the sun again https://t.co/6T9BNl9wkd— ًmoved 📌 (@ًmoved 📌)1465587616.0
You may think that you don't need sunscreen, since you're wearing pants.
Don't wear ripped jeans in the sun guys 😭😭😭 http://t.co/BftKEtICca— shell (@shell)1433891774.0
The worst part?
Ripped jeans are cool unless you bake after 73 seconds in the sun https://t.co/70yowW8ptU— Cooper (@Cooper)1557527703.0
The more intricate the rips, the worse the burn-pattern.
*do not* go sit in the sun for 2+ hours wearing ripped jeans.....i learned my lesson today https://t.co/FtHMNdjDWo— tay ☆ (@tay ☆)1526265975.0
Even if your pants are basically full coverage.
Never again will I wear ripped jeans while I'm out in the sun 🙅☀️ http://t.co/dz4EBRSy5O— G A B R I E L A 🌻 (@G A B R I E L A 🌻)1407111188.0
Some of these look positively painful.
#tbt to when Jen wore ripped jeans in the sun and got burned where the holes were http://t.co/5SwWU4F6pr— Josh Knight (@Josh Knight)1395941433.0
#tbt to when Jen wore ripped jeans in the sun and got burned where the holes were pic.twitter.com/5SwWU4F6pr
— Josh Knight (@THE_joshknight) March 27, 2014
Like, for example, this burn, which looks almost radioactive.
Even if you don't exactly burn...
via: TwitterThe contrast of skin tones is pretty alarming. This image almost looks as if she's wearing a pair of kneeless, pale-beige leggings, right?
Although, we have to say, it's the super red burns that really stand out.
Ripped Jeans + Sun = http://t.co/srIBJexL3r— Josh (@Josh)1433451368.0
You might think that the after-effects just last a day.
Lol s/o to me for wearing ripped jeans in the sun for 6 hours last weekend and still having a pure burn a week later http://t.co/6QtqLzEiPZ— felic (@felic)1431344076.0
And if you continue with your jean-wearing ways?
Result of wearing ripped jeans directly under the sun. http://t.co/0QcAFvcMkm— RÚ (@RÚ)1365902412.0
And it's not just fair-skinned people who fall victim.
Lesson learned: Mexican/Italians should not wear ripped jeans in the sun. I look like Tony the tiger http://t.co/rlyWYuhH— Mandy Monge (@Mandy Monge)1332806688.0
Even if you try to style it out...
via: TwitterOne early-summer mistake can give your legs a strange look that'll last until the holiday season.