He thought it would be okay to go without suncream
A ginger gardener ended up with second degree burns after working outside in the heatwave.
Greg Binnie, from Edinburgh, went to work as usual on Saturday and Sunday, cutting grass and watering plants in Scotland.
But he underestimated how strong the sun would be in Dumfries and thought it would be okay to go without suncream.
Pictures he shared show how he was left with horrific second-degree burns on his shoulders and neck.
Greg, 20, only realised the extent of the damage on Sunday night when his shoulders started blistering.
The fair-skinned gardener, who was working overtime to pay for a lad’s holiday in Ibiza this summer, has been bed bound ever since and signed off work until June 22.
He said: ‘I did notice that I was feeling incredibly hot on the Saturday but I just put this down to me cutting the grass.
‘I first realised the severity of it on the Sunday night when I got home from work, as it had blistered up massively.
‘The areas worst affected are my neck and shoulders and as I am incredibly fair skinned I do find myself quite sensitive to the sun.
‘My mum and dad were shocked as they couldn’t believe how it had turned out, they have been brand new in helping me out as I have been stuck in bed since.
‘I have been to the local pharmacy who advised me to keep using Sudocrem and Aloe Vera spray, although I have started to use natural yogurt to treat it as a lot of people online recommended this and I’m already seeing a difference.
‘It is incredibly painful, especially for basic things such as moving my arms and lying down. I’ve been trying to sleep on my front but not having much luck.‘My warning to others would be don’t be naive. I only just got back from a month in Australia and used sun cream every day.
‘Because I am now back in Scotland I just assumed I’d be fine without as the weather in Scotland isn’t usually too great.
‘I will absolutely be more cautious from now on. Yes I have been sunburnt in the past, but never to this extent. I’ve definitely learnt my lesson.’