Texas Mom’s Viral Sunburn Hack Works, But It’s Not A Magical Cure say some dermatologists.
Texas mom, Cindie Allen-Stewart shared her decades-old family secret on Facebook hoping to help some friends who, like her, are prone to sunburn despite using sunscreen. She ended up with a viral post.
First, Allen-Stewart advised people to apply menthol foam shaving cream on the burned area and let it just “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,” Allen-Stewart, 34, explained.
After roughly 30-minutes, the shaving cream will begin to feel cold and dry…that’s when you should rinse it all off.
If you are still feeling uncomfortable the next day, simply repeat the process. “Usually after that second treatment, the sunburn disappears,” Allen-Stewart claimed.
Despite the shaving cream hack working so well, dermatologists feel it isn’t a ‘miracle cure’.
Dermatologists claim that anything with ‘menthol’ in it should never be applied to a severe burn or open, blistering wound. However, in this case…dermatologists to admit to the shaving cream hack being one effective way to treat a mild sunburn.
Allen-Stewart said she realizes her method isn’t foolproof and said people can still use aloe and other cooling products, which work just as well.
Allen-Stewart says her family has been using this method for many years and it truly works wonders!