As these summer days get hotter, the sunscreen gets thicker – or at least it should, provided you don’t want to end up looking like a lobster. Many of our comic characters have lived the sunburnt life before and they know it isn’t fun.
With today being National Stay Out Of The Sun Day, a day dedicated to taking care of yourself in the summer heat, we wanted to remind you of the importance of SPF by showcasing some of the most gnarly sunburns in GoComics history:
There are those infamous burns that come with falling asleep in the sun. The key to sunscreen: re-apply, re-apply, and re-apply!
Yikes! There’s nothing worse than a Harry Potter sunburn:
Except, maybe, a full body sunburn ... talk about a mood-killer.
Equally as painful is the “ooh … that’s definitely going to peel” sunburn …
Or getting burnt in weird places that you never thought possible.
There are risks that come with asking others to apply your sunscreen for you, like those oops-I-forgot-to-rub-it-in tan lines.
On the flip side, there’s risk in not asking someone to apply sunscreen for you. Which is more embarrassing – your siblings applying your SPF or saying “ouch!” after every movement?
In the end, no amount of embarrassment rivals that which comes with being the only sunburnt one in the group.