So Here's a Nightmare That Can Happen If You Drink Outside

Happy Summer, friends!

Unfortunately for your gag reflex, Buzzfeed draws our attention to a very screwed up thing that can happen when you mix lime juice with UV rays. You know, like now you do every weekend with margaritas and sunshine? Yep, that's the delicious/dangerous combo that's causing something called phytophotodermatitis.

Phytophotodermatitis, or "margarita dermatitis", is what's  what happens when UV light hits skin that's come into contact with the oil or dander of certain plants, vegetables, or fruit. The most common is lime (because OMG MARGARITAS, right?) but other citrus fruits, celery, wild parsnip, wild dill, wild parsley, and some wildflowers are also culprits.

The only way to prevent it is by thoroughly washing any area that's been touched by the offending flora. It might sound paranoid, but do you want a chemical burn? Because that's what this is: a legit chemical burn. Don't believe me? Check out the cringe-inducing pictures below and then pass me a marg and an entire brick of antibacterial soap.

By Laura Beck

See the full story on Cosmopolitan.com

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