I don't know who needs to hear this, but please don't forget to wear sunblock this summer.

Getting sunburned is one of the most uncomfortable situations you can get into, so if I can remind at least one person to be cautious when out in the sun, then I've done my job.

Last Sunday, I had plans to venture out onto the Slocum River for a little kayaking since it was forecast to be one of those "Top 10" days. The sun was not only nowhere to be seen thanks to cloud cover, but it was also windy and brisk on the water.

Of course, this didn't stop me from "yakking," as I like to call it.

Like always, I followed the proper protocol before launching my kayak when it comes to applying sunscreen. However, I went with the spray lotion instead of the regular lotion that makes a mess and leaves your hands greasy. That was a big mistake.

As I mentioned earlier, it was a windy day and that was most likely the culprit behind my brutal sunburn. Instead of being sprayed onto my body, the wind most likely blew it in the opposite direction, resulting in this God-awful mess.

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Gazelle/Townsquare Media

Do yourself a favor, don't end up in agony like me, with my face, arms and shoulders bubbling and pealing. Never underestimate a cloudy day, because you're more likely to be unaware of how strong the UV rays are at any given time. You may not feel the warmth of the sun, but after an hour or two, you'll most likely feel its wrath.

Apply lotion, rub it in generously, and be aware of how long you spend outdoors in direct or indirect sunlight.

#TheMoreYouKnow #TheLessYouWillBurn

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