The sting may have gone from the heatwave , but one look at Leeds' teen Maisie Squires sun burn will make you a lifelong devotee of sun protection .
Maisie Squires, 16, from Leeds, was on holiday with her family in Cuba when a snorkelling trip took an agonising turn .
Despite having applied sunscreen, it took just an hour for the powerful Caribbean rays to cause the skin on her back to burn and violently erupt into two massive, protruding blisters.
The cherry on the cake? This all happened the day before Maisie had to get on a nine-hour flight back to the UK.
Sharing the wince-inducing images on Facebook , Maisie wrote: "So mind how swollen and disgusting my back looks, but this is what my sunburn turned into this morning just before a 9 hour flight back home to England So shocked! A&E it is! (wear sun cream)
"I was snorkelling for one hour and my back was showing, but I didn't realise my back was burning and I did wear suncream.
"I've blistered like that because the sun was very hot in Cuba on Tuesday and I have very fair skin."
Horrified and sympathetic comments quickly rolled in, with many fellow fair-skinned people saying they felt her pain.
"This happened to me with factor 50 on my legs as I’m so fair and burn I feel for you that looks so sore, I had blisters but not that big," one woman wrote.
"Hope you start healing and recover soon."
Others expressed concern over how grave the burns were.
Another woman wrote: "You need medical attention asap. I am very surprised if they let you fly. They are severe burns and you may need a skin graft. You're at high risk of infection too.
"Please seek medical attention asap.
"Your body may also go into shock at any time due to the burns and also sun stroke. I’m sorry to worry you. Please please seek medical help."
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