Drinks on a patio with friends is a must come summertime!
But if you are mixing those drinks yourself BEWARE! According to The Atlantic, you can get a nasty chemical burn if you get lime juice on your skin and then sit in the sun.
OUCH! This type of burn has been nicknamed the “margarita burn,” BUT it can also happen after the skin comes in contact with carrots, parsley, and other citrus fruits.
The juices and oils from those plants contain photosensitizers, which can make human skin extra-sensitive to sunlight. The ‘margarita burn’ may have a cute name but it’s serious business!
Stay safe, summertime party people!