Severely burned by the sun after using expired sunscreen, Morgan Vacala is now keen to share her experience on social media so that everyone pays attention to the expiration date before any exposure.
The days of sunbathing without skin protection are long gone, with sunscreens being widely recommended to reduce UV exposure leading to sunburn and increased risk of skin cancer.
However, Morgan Vacala urges everyone to check the expiration date of their sunscreen before using it. The young woman claims to have ended up with second degree burns after a day spent outside, after applying an expired treatment.
Second degree burns
On social networks and, more particularly, on her TikTok account, Morgan has shared quite surprising and even shocking photos of herself. On these, the young woman appears with her face seriously burned after being exposed to the sun. In question ? The application of sunscreen whose expiry date was set at 2021. In this series of photos, Morgan’s face reveals blistered, flaking skin, which is gradually healing. “It took about 2-3 weeks to heal,” she said in a follow-up video. “I grew up boating and always in the pool” she continued “Never had a burn problem like this”.
A useful testimonial
Having gone viral, the video now has more than 5 million views. In the comments, subscribers to Morgan’s account were also shocked, “It happened to me when I was a kid. That’s why I always buy a new sunscreen every year,” one viewer wrote. Some also wanted to thank Morgan for sharing his experience “You just saved my family from serious burns” noted a young woman “Day 2 of vacation and I just took the beach bag, and I see that they have all expired,” she added. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends applying sunscreen 30 minutes before going out and applying a dollop of sunscreen to both face and body, stressing that products should not be used if purchased there. more than three years ago.