Before I go out, I make sure that I have sunscreen on so as to protect my skin from the harmful UV rays. So there I was, enjoying the beach, confident that my SPF 70 sunblock would prevent any sunburns, I also applied some tanning oil to make my skin more radiant. Since I was in the water for a long time, I decided to apply sunblock again.
Oopps, I forgot to bring my sunblock so I rummage through my friends stuff hoping they brought one. Some of them were busy putting on Coconut Oil. I heard its really good for tanning so I joined the bandwagon and applied some on myself. After an hour in the water and under the sun, I noticed that my skin was getting red. OK, obviously the coconut oil provided no sun protection and it only made the sun’s power more menacing on my skin. To keep it short, it sort of ‘cooked’ my skin.
All of had sunburned skin. Argh. Oh well, I guess that’s part of the entire beach experience. Good thing I brought some after sun soothing gel. Its a relief, for now.