Be warned: If youre wearing ripped jeans, you need to load up on suncream

Be warned: If you're wearing ripped jeans, you need to load up on suncream

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There are two things you need to be prepared for when you wear ripped jeans.

First off: If your dad sees you, he will make a joke about you having fallen down. Classic dad joke.

Secondly: Dodgy tanlines. Or, if youre unlucky, some rather sore patches of suncream.

People are learning that ripped jeans can provide quite the risk when it comes to sun damage.

Its easy to forget, but think about it logically: Those rips and missing bits are sections of skin that arent shielded from the sun by denim. That means they can burn.

To hammer this important message home, please learn from people who have learned about the risks of ripped jeans sunburn firsthand:

so i went outside in ripped skinny jeans and i manage to get sun burnt on my skin where the rips are… i look ridiculous…

— jod (@jodinskii) May 31, 2017




The lesson here, as youve probably already gathered, is that its not a good idea to wear ripped jeans in the sun. And if you do feel a deep need, slather yourself in sunblock.

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Dont just put suncream where you think the rips on your jeans are, FYI. As you lounge around those rips might shift up or down your leg slightly, leaving an unexpected area exposed.

Rub sunblock all over, then throw on jeans as ripped as you fancy.

Do not fall victim to the same mistakes as those ripped jeans wearers before you.

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