A make-up artist woke up screaming in pain from a ‘margarita burn’ the day after squeezing 18 limes, then washing her hands and lying in the sun. Amber Prepchuk, of Edmonton in Canada, brought ingredients to make cocktails for a week in a cabin by the lake with her girlfriends in mid-June. She was in the kitchen squeezing about 10 limes before she found a lime squeezer, finished off the job, rinsed her hands in water, and went outside to enjoy the fruits of her labor, sunbathing, swimming and hanging out. Two days later, on June 14, she woke in agony – not from a hangover, from blistering burns on her hands. ‘It felt like my skin was being cooked from the inside out. Any time I moved my fingers the skin would pull. The only time it didn’t hurt was when I was sleeping.’ ‘It was excruciating’: Amber Prepchuk, a make-up artist, suffered blistering burns on her hands after squeezing limes before going in the sun Three weeks later, her hand scars are still severe. Other parts of her body that were splattered with sprinklings of lime juice are also damaged – including two hand-shaped marks on her back, where she believes she placed...