An American traveler has issued a grim warning about the brutal nature of the Australian sun.
Taylor Nunezfrom California, is visiting Sydney for the first time and spent three hours lying on the beach in the sun, applying only sunscreen to her face.
The 21-year-old told FEMAIL that she did not expect the sun to be so strong and that the UV level on January 29 was 12.
“I’m in Sydney, Australia, for the first time and I didn’t realize the ozone layer doesn’t exist here,” he said in a now-viral TikTok. video.
As a result, the brunette beauty was left with horrible sunburns on her legs and arms that began to peel.
Taylor Nunez, from California (left), suffered severe sunburn on her hands and arms after visiting Sydney for the first time. The 21-year-old was not aware of the hole in Australia’s ozone layer (sunburn in the photo on the right)
On January 29, the beautiful brunette was lying on the beach in the sun for three hours.
Taylor said she only applied sunscreen to her face, as she does daily, and that UV levels were at eight earlier in the day.
However, her skin fell victim to the wild Australian sun and she shared what the sunburn looked like in a TikTok video almost a week later.
‘How did this happen? “I think I added about 15 years of aging to my legs because of this,” she said in the clip.
‘My arm is not much better either, nor my chest, nor the back of my legs, everything is very bad.
“If you have any advice besides aloe, I would really appreciate it, because I need all the help I can get.”
“I’m in Sydney, Australia, for the first time and I didn’t realize the ozone layer doesn’t exist here,” he said in a now-viral TikTok video.
The video has since been viewed a staggering 6.3 million times and the burns left others in disbelief.
‘My God, I’ve never seen a burn this bad and I’m Australian!’ one person commented.
“That looks really painful,” said another, and a third added: “Girl, the sun here is no joke, always SPF.”
Now Taylor is on a mission to encourage other travelers to use SPF 50+ when in Australia.
“When you visit Australia you should buy Australian sunscreen and be much more careful in the sun,” Taylor told FEMAIL.
“The hole in the ozone layer makes much stronger UV rays, which my skin is not acclimated to, even if they come from the California sun.”
Cancer Council He recommends applying sunscreen 20 minutes before going outdoors and again every two hours.
When UV radiation levels are three or more, most Australians get enough vitamin D with just a few minutes of sun exposure while doing everyday tasks such as walking to the local shops.
Because sunscreen can be easily removed and lost through perspiration, you should also reapply it after swimming, sweating, or towel drying.
Too much sun exposure can increase your chances of developing life-threatening skin cancer.