Okay, so I’m all for fashion and given that I’m so into it, you know I have some pairs of ripped jeans. Not gonna lie, I love them. However, I’m not about to act a fool and let this happen to me.
Well, as previously stated, I take care of my skin and body!
The fact that it’s almost summer is enough reason to step up your sunscreen game and slather on the SPF. I preach and preach and preach about wearing sunscreen year round but no one listens.
Seriously, most people just tune it out and my guess is that those who do are the same people sporting painful burns on their legs.
Ripped Jeans Trending, Burns To Follow…
Ask yourself one question, “Is it more important to protect your health and wellness or look good?” The truth is that most people will sacrifice their health and well-being all in the name of looking fabulous. That’s part of the problem with society today, I guess. Actually, that depends on who you ask but I’m not here to get into a debate on that topic. Instead, I’m here to talk about ripped jeans and nothing more. I’m guilty of loving these jeans and having multiple pairs hanging in my closet. However, I wear them the right way.
News flash folks, wearing ripped jeans will not help protect your legs from sun damage. You undoubtedly will end up with a sunburn if any part of your skin is exposed to UV damage for a long period of time.
People across the country are making the mistake of only applying sunscreen to areas of their body which are typically exposed completely. I’m referring to areas such as their face, arms, neck, etc. See, what they commonly fail to do is apply sunscreen to the exposed skin barely covered by the rips in their jeans. If you do this, then you need to be prepared for pain.
If you’re going to wear these types of cut up and torn jeans, then you need to remember to apply SPF 30+ or even higher.
Assuming that you fail to do so, there are some things that you can do to fight off the pain. The first thing we typically recommend doing is applying an ice cube to your burn or better yet, just take a cold shower. You should also take an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen and drink lots of water. Lastly, it’s important that you apply moisturizer a couple of times daily.
Like I said, these ripped jeans are raging in style and trending more than ever before. Sure, there’s a price to pay for looking good but you don’t always have to pay the price. It’s only necessary if you do it the wrong way.
Oh, I’m sure you’re still stubbornly wondering if this is really serious. If you are not convinced, then maybe the photos I’ve shared below will convince you otherwise.
Remember, your skin is the largest organ in your body and you need to take good care of it. If not, then you’re doing it all wrong, seriously!
Oh, but I can’t leave you without sharing some sunscreen options. If you’re in “left field” and haven’t got a clue as to what sunscreen lotions to try out, then I’ll give you a quick rundown. The first thing you want to do is find something that’s got lots of positive reviews. Don’t just settle for the cheap stuff at CVS or Walgreens. Go out of your way to find a moisturizer that contains sunscreen.
One of our writers published an article on the best sunscreens for golfing. If it’s good enough for a round of golf, then chances are it’s good enough for protecting yourself from a couple of hours of rays while sporting your ripped jeans. Check out the sunscreen article right here. Lastly, I’ll leave you with a few pics that have gone viral on Twitter lately. They showcase girls and the results of not protecting their skin and putting fashion first.
Lol s/o to me for wearing ripped jeans in the sun for 6 hours last weekend and still having a pure burn a week later pic.twitter.com/6QtqLzEiPZ
— felic (@felicidyyh) May 11, 2015
*do not* go sit in the sun for 2+ hours wearing ripped jeans…..i learned my lesson today pic.twitter.com/FtHMNdjDWo
— tay (@taylerrcoxx) May 14, 2018