Brits share pics of their horror ‘ripped jeans sunburn’ after forgetting to cream their legs during the heatwave

BRITS are sharing horror photos of their awkward sunburn while wearing ripped jeans out in the heatwave and they will have you instantly reaching for the factor 50.

As temperatures soared across the UK, people everywhere have been out enjoying the sun, but for some they were left feeling very sore and with lobster red knees after forgetting to put suncream on their legs.

Threads of people with patchy sunburn across their legs, thanks to wearing ripped jeans, have been doing the rounds on the internet and it's fair to say it looks incredibly painful.

Stripes of sunburn across your legs is arguably never a good look and we've no doubt these people in question are now regretting their fashion choice.

One person shared on Reddit: "I became a victim to getting a sunburn in ripped jeans today…"

Sharing a picture of the aftermath of too much sun and no sunscreen, they opened themselves up to ridicule, as one person couldn't resist commenting: "Are you really a victim if you dressed yourself?"

Over on Twitter, people were just as annoyed at themselves for making the same mistake.

"It’s hard to hide how freaking cool you really are when you have a sunburn in the shape of the holes in your ripped up jeans," tweeted one woman.

Another person posted: "Pros of my jeans that are ripped: they look cool cons of my jeans that are ripped: IVE GOT F***ING SUNBURN ONMMYKNEEEES (sic)."

A third wrote: "PLEASE I was outside 30 minutes and have sunburn in the shape of my ripped jeans :/."

"Never wearing ripped jeans without sunscreen ever again," one more vowed, adding: "Worst sunburn ever."

Here's your reminder to always smother yourself in SPF – especially when wearing ripped jeans to avoid both looking silly and causing yourself some serious damage…

How to treat sunburn

If you do end up with sunburn, here’s the best ways to treat it according to the NHS

  • Get out of the sun as soon as possible
  • Cool your skin with a cool shower, bath or damp towel
  • Apply aftersun cream or spray, like aloe vera, to the burn
  • Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water to cool down
  • Take painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen for any pain
  • Cover up – keep sunburnt skin away from direct sunlight until skin has fully healed

Meanwhile, these 20 sunburnt people will make you feel better about your own suncream fails.

Plus check out these fake tan fails, like this woman who was left mortified after epic fake tan fail left her looking BLUE.

And  one woman feared the worst fake tan fail ever after piling on layers of St Moritz dark when she cried off the first lot.

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