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12 Sunscreen Fails Almost Too Painful to See (PHOTOS)

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Okay, so this is how it works, right? You apply sunscreen everywhere the sun could possibly reach you, then you go out into the sunshine, and then you enjoy your day without getting burned. Simple formula, right? So why are so many of us still getting burned? It's not that difficult. And yet! Look at all the painful ways people get sunscreen terribly, horribly, excruciatingly wrong. OUCH!

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Paike... Paikea1974

when l just found out l was pregnant l got sunburned really bad on my shoulders and back, with blisters and all. l had no idea the New Zealand sun was that strong, l didn't know  your skin changes when pregnant (regarding to staying in the sun)

as l was not a New Zealander my family doctor told me (a bit ?) off and taught me all about the ' slip, slap, slop' -methods they teach new New Zealand mums when taking baby out (in the sun)

LaniBee LaniBee

Those look like some painful burns! Living in FL, sunscreen is one thing we take very seriously (all year round).

elasmimi elasmimi

The only bad sunburn I ever had was one year when I got a new bathing suit mid summer. I was already very tan, so (silly me) did not use sunscreen. However, the new suit was a little more low cut than the old one, and I had a huge blister in my cleavage. Not a good experience!

timon95 timon95

ouch! time to get some aloe on

coppe... copperswifey

Some of those were hard to look out...ouchy!! :/ 

johnn... johnny4ever

My son & I are very pale skinned so we take every precaution.

Leele... Leelee1008

i am a perminent member of the raccon club LOL

Wish2Be Wish2Be

omg ! Some of those just hurt to look at ! Yikes ! :)

Madel... Madelaine

Ouch!  We always put on sunscreen since we live in AZ

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