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17 Inconvenient Things That Will Definitely Happen When You're Sunburnt

It's like The Universe is punishing you for your careless, inefficient sunscreen application.

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1. Your alarm doesn't go off in the morning and you have no time to cover your burn with a little makeup.

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2. You have to go to work so you have to wear a bra.

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You're forced to endure the pain or risk flashing the office.

3. And you have a meeting that day you would have loved to look composed and professional for.

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But instead you look flustered and slightly clammy thanks to the moisturiser you have slathered on your face.

4. You bump into literally everyone you know.

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5. And they all make the same damn "you look like you caught a little sun!" joke.

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6. Worst of all, you see your mother.

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The disapproving rant goes on forever and ever.

7. You have an exercise class that you absolutely cannot miss.

Bend and ~painfully attempt~ to stretch.
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Bend and ~painfully attempt~ to stretch.

8. You have to wash your hair because you had a grand old time swimming in the sea.

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Ever tried running a comb over a burnt scalp? Don't. Also the heat of a hair dryer feels like actual fire.

9. You forget what your skin feels like when it's not covered in a layer of sticky aloe vera.

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Just another sensation to add to your bodily discomfort.

10. But no matter how much after-sun lotion you apply, you bloody peel anyway.

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11. You have a date.

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And pray that the lights are dim for reasons other than a romantic atmosphere.

12. The outfit you specifically planned to wear on the weekend is now ruined because it perfectly shows off your sunburn lines.

13. You have to schlep lots of things around, requiring the essential use of a large, heavy shoulder bag.

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The strap digging into your raw shoulders is torturous.

14. Someone notices you look tense and starts giving you a friendly shoulder massage.

Not realising that the source of tension is your stupid sunburnt shoulders.
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Not realising that the source of tension is your stupid sunburnt shoulders.

15. You are forced to participate in activities that require you to sit down.

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Such as, you know, working from a desk. Because who actually has one of those standing desk things.

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Safety first!

17. You have to unpack the bag you took to the beach and ask yourself why you didn't apply the sunscreen you had in there.

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Serious lambasting self reflection.