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Mom's Unconventional Hack For Sunburn Relief Goes Viral

We all know that we need to wear sunscreen to protect our skin from the extreme harsh and powerful UV rays from the sun, but sometimes we either don't apply enough or don't apply at all (which you should never do, even when you think you don't need any!). This results in us getting pretty nasty and gnarly burns that sometimes create the weirdest tan lines that we will have for the rest of summer.

One mom found an interesting and unconventional method to reduce the after effects of sunburns, and you may just have it in your home!

'Tis the season for laying on beaches, poolside, outside, or just spending time outside in the sun.

It can be nice to stay outside in the sun for long periods of time, but this means that we may get burnt pretty bad, which is no bueno.

Although we should really stay out of the sun when we immediately spot the effects of a sunburn, one conventional method has been to apply aloe vera gel.

It has a nice cooling effect and eases the discomfort of a sunburn, but feels pretty sticky.

One mom from Texas found a more unconventional treatment for a sunburn and it quickly went viral.

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So far, the Facebook post has been shared over 230,000 thousand times with over 40,000 reactions and over 65,000 comments.

People are pretty mind-blown to say the least.

She said that her hack takes a couple days to work, but you can feel the immediate cooling effects that helps give you some relief from the stinging and burning.

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She explained that this method actually comes from her mother-in-law, who has been using this method for years.

You've probably never heard of it, but when you see it you'll quickly figure out why it might help.

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Are you ready for it?

Unfortunately, it's not icing.

She uses menthol shaving foam.

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She claims that letting it sit for about 30 minutes without rubbing it in, just letting it sit on your skin, brings the heat out of the sunburn and provides instant relief.

After the 30 minutes, she suggests rinsing it off in lukewarm water and to repeat the process until the sunburn feels better.

Of course, she does not endorse not wearing sunscreen, but feels this method works faster for her than aloe vera.

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However, this is a method that needs to be used with some caution.

According to a dermatologist who spoke to Fox News, you should not apply menthol to blistering or peeling sunburn, as it could irritate the skin.

While this is a cool (no pun intended) hack, I will probably just stick with aloe vera.

What are some other methods you use to heal a sunburn?

Let us know!

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