Often one comes across some suspicious health tips on the internet but you know of course not to believe everything you read online.
However, this mom’s post went viral since doctors approved its use.
Cindie Allen-Stewart was only sharing helpful advice with her Facebook friends on how to deal with sunburns.
She says she is able to cure a sunburn pretty quickly by making use of a product you probably have in your medicine cabinet. Dermatologists approve of its use.
Allen-Stewart said, “I lately told a friend about a sunburn treatment which works perfectly.”
She said she had never heard of it and so I posted about it as I was recently sunburnt’!
The “trick” is very simple, and you possibly have it at home: foamy menthol shaving cream.
She explains that the foam cures the burn much faster than treatments such as cold compresses do.
She also adds that her skin nearly never peels after the burn.
” After I burn, I apply shaving cream, and the next day it is gone,” she says.
“It`s better if someone puts it on their hand and then rubs it on your back as it`s really cold if you put it straight into it.”
Let the foam soak on the burn for 30 minutes and then wash it off with warm water.
In case the burn is still present, she advises repeating the cure.
Dermatologists agree that the cure works wonders.
Allen-Stewart reveals she learned about it decades ago, and doctors agree on the fact that the foam treatment is not a bad idea in the end.
Dr. Ross Radusky said to Inside Edition: ” If you look at the ingredients of the shaving cream, it`s an excellent moisturizer. It has a lot of coconut oil, coconut butter or derivatives of it. That`s actually what it gives it some of its thickness and why you sort of lather it on.”
The moisture together with its glycerin ingredient helps in repairing the damaged skin.
However, doctors warn about the fact that the cream will not treat redness and inflammation just like medicines like low-potency steroid creams.
And if you have severe and harsh burns, you better see a doctor rather than treating them by yourself.
There are also side effects as it is known that shaving cream causes acne, mainly if you leave it on your skin for more than just a few minutes.
So be careful if you try this homemade treatment.
The experts still recommend rest and re-hydration and putting it on sunblock to cure and prevent burns in the first place.
So will you use the shaving cream trick this summer?