Shaving cream for sunburn relief? Yes, it can work!
We’ve all been there: You just spent a day outside, relaxing by the swimming pool. Later that evening, your skin feels like it’s burning and is severely red. You’re now sunburnt. The severe sunburn makes showering impossible, and it’s hard to find a comfortable sleeping position. What if there was a home remedy you could do to quickly heal the sunburns? Thanks to one woman, the secret is out!
What’s The Secret?
Cindie Allen-Sweet of Mount Calm, Texas, knew what it was like to be severely sunburnt. But for the past ten years, she has been swearing by a home remedy. Once you use this, you won’t go back.
First, buy Menthol foam shaving cream. Allen-Sweet emphasizes that it “has to be the foam and it has to have Menthol in it.” She then recommends spraying—not rubbing—the shaving cream on to the burn.
How It Works
Here’s the important part of the remedy: You have to allow the shaving cream to sit on the burn for at least 30 minutes. This will draw out the heat still lingering on the burn. The burn might itch, but that’s okay. According to Allen-Sweet, itching means the burn is healing.
After a while, according to the remedy expert, the shaving cream will “seem like it’s not as moist and a little dried out.” The shaving cream might get cold, at least on the sunburnt part. But that’s a good sign!
After the cream sets for 30 minutes, rinse it off with cold water. Your burn should feel better immediately. You might need to repeat this process once more, but this is a quick remedy.
Look At The Results
Are you still not convinced? Look at Allen-Sweet’s back after she applied the shaving cream. It’s no longer red!
Allen-Sweet was happy to share her remedy with others on social media. The post has now been shared over 230,000 times.
“I just figured I’d help my friends out a bit to show them the way I use [the remedy],” she said.
But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use sunscreen. Apply sunscreen when you’re outside on a hot day—even if it’s cloudy. You can still get sunburnt on a cloudy day, and that’s no joke.