Sunburns are the worst. That’s why I have learned my lesson too many times and put on way too much sunscreen. Yeah tanning is cool but at the end of the day, I’m looking to be comfortable and not hurt every time I move.
If you didn’t know this, most dermatologists recommend reapplying every 90 minutes with at least an SPF of 30. Now if it’s 100 that might not even help, so this mom, Cindie Allen-Stewart, figured out a solution just in case you do get a little burnt this weekend.
She posted on Facebook recently that she had used shaving cream of all things to help sooth that pesky sunburn.
She continued on:
“If you’re like me, you hate getting sunburned. No matter how much sunscreen you put on, some people just burn anyway.
I recently told a friend about a sunburn treatment that works wonders! She told me she had never heard about it, so I figured I’d make a post because I was sunburned recently. [sic]
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.”
I guess Gillette is the best anyone can get, for ever sunburn!
Cindie wanted to make sure everyone knew that the gel won’t work, rather you need to make sure you use the “MENTHOL FOAM shaving cream.”
She went onto say:
“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.”
“It will seem like it’s not as moist and a little dried out. You will feel as if you’re becoming a little cold, 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.”
“It’s not just 30 minutes and done. It’s 30 minutes, rinse. The next day, if you still feel hot areas of a burn, reapply. Then wait another 30 minutes and rinse.
It will look as if it’s dissolved and dried out a bit. That’s just how the shaving cream is. It has nothing to do with the burn, it just gives you a visual idea of what 30 minutes would look like. It still takes a day after the last application to show you a significant difference.”
Thanks Cindie for that helpful hint! Now take a look at some of the other most interesting ways to use shaving cream here!