I'm great at living in denial. I live in denial believing that a magic fairy will come and pick up my house for me. I live in denial when I think that somehow my homework will get done early. I live in denial when I plan out a week-long menu that consists of lots of vegetables. And every year, at the beginning of summer, I go in denial about my pale, pale skin. I'm half-French, so I should have some wonderful dark skin but not happening here. I burn, instantly. Yet every summer, the first warm beach day, I think to myself- "Maybe I can get some color today". And I'll skip the sunscreen for the beginning of the day, thinking I'll put it on in an hour or so and it'll be perfect. Then I get the rude awakening out of the land of denial when I am home and realize I'm as red as a lobster.
So here I am at the beach,enjoying the beautiful day.
And here I am with my burn, with the outline of the circle embellishment from my tankini top. The burn continues from my shoulders right to my ankles.
All joking aside, I know this is seriously dangerous for my skin and health and I am very diligent about sunscreen (the other 99% of the time). I am a bit worried that I may have gone over the usual sunburn stage here, as it's been about 28 hours and the pain is not mild- it's at least at the moderate level, my skin has swelled on my legs and I have been shivering for the past few hours. WebMD is telling me I need to make a doctor's appointment at this moment, but I'll drink lots of water, keep applying the aloe, and hope for a bit of a change in the morning.