A mum has revealed her ‘miracle’ cure for getting rid of sunburn – and all you need is some menthol foam shaving cream.
Cindie Allen-Stewart, from Texas, shared her hack in a post on Facebook, revealing that despite wearing sun cream, she still suffers from sunburn.
But thanks to her mother-in-law, who suggested the home remedy after learning it from a doctor 40 years ago, Cindie can clear up her sunburn in just a couple of days.
Cindie wrote: ‘I recently told a friend about a sunburn treatment that works wonders! Usually, it takes just a couple days from start to finish, but this takes the heat out of it fast and makes it more comfortable on you.
‘First, buy some Menthol foam shaving cream. It has to be the foam and it has to have menthol in it.
‘We found Gillette shaving cream on Amazon since we had problems finding menthol foam in stores. We ended up buying 6 cans of it, but it works out because we live in Texas and sunburns happen a lot. (Plus, we have given a couple cans to friends.)
‘Next, apply the shaving cream on the burn. It may seem like it’s a strange shaving ritual, but trust me! Don’t rub it in, just let it sit on your skin. It will start bringing all that heat out (you’ll be able to feel it). You may feel like you are itchy too, but that’s a good thing! Itching means healing.’
Cindie says after 30 minutes, the shaving cream should have dissolved into spots and feel dried out.
‘You will feel as if you’re becoming a little cold,’ she added. ‘At least on the sunburned part of your body. THAT IS A GOOD SIGN!
‘Next, rinse it off in a lukewarm or cool shower or bath. It’s just to get the residue off.
‘Finally, if you still need it, do it again the next day. Usually after that second treatment, the sunburn disappears.
‘I use this on my kids too!’
The post has since gone viral with over 228,000 shares, with thousands of comments from people who have tried the hack.
One person said: ‘This works amazing! With aloe you have to keep putting it on and it doesn’t help for very long. But the menthol shaving cream stopped the burning feeling after the first use permanently, and after the second I hardly feel the sunburn.’