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It’s beach season, collegiettes! And you know what that means: three long months of digging your toes in the sand, playing in the waves, and exposing your body to intensified ultraviolet radiation—hurrah! Next time you head to the beach, make sure to load up on the SPF… unless, of course, you want to end up with one of these 12 totally awkward sunburns.

1) Nay to the Spray

Thought spray sunscreen was effective? Think again, friend.

2) Buckle Up

He may have skimped on the sunblock, but can we still give him props for wearing his seatbelt?

3) Sunbathers of the Caribbean: Red Man’s Chest

Hey, high five for wearing sunscreen! JK.

4) Beachin’ With Ben and Jerry

Apparently ice cream took precedence to sun protection.

5) Thighs Don’t Lie

At least we know he wasn’t wearing a Speedo.

6) Say Cheesy

His chest may be smiling on the outside, but inside, his viral skin structures are very sad.

7) Superman That Bro

Able to accelerate his effects of aging and increase his risk for developing skin cancer at the speed of light!

8) Body Art

We don’t even know, man. We don’t even know.

9) Plain White Tank

And he thought he felt self-conscious about taking off his shirt before!

10) Bikinis On Top

You cross-dress, you sunbathe, you lose.

11) Hats Off

To his credit, the hat probably seemed like a good idea at the time.

12) Stunner Shades

Celebrities: they’re just like us! They get totally awkward sunburns too!

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Corinne Sullivan is an editorial intern at Her Campus. She is in her senior year at Boston College, majoring in English with a Creative Writing Concentration. On campus, she cheers at football and basketball games as part of the Boston College Pom Squad and performs as a member of the Dance Organization of Boston College. She also teaches spin classes at the campus gym and contributes to the BC branch of Her Campus. Corinne loves the beach, all things chocolate, and is unashamed of her love for Young Adult Fiction. You can follow her on Twitter at @cesullivan14. 
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