Husband Suggests Wife Rub Shaving Cream On Back For A Beauty Secret She Never Thought Possible
Cailyn Finkel 6/25/2018
When Cindie Allen-Stewart was a girl, her summer vacations were spent playing in the sun all day. As someone with fair skin, Cindie was used to the summer sunburns that were hot to the touch and peeled for weeks. It was just part of the deal when it came to summer!
But when Cindie got older, she married a wise man who, unbeknownst to her, had the solution to her nasty sunburns up his sleeve...
Cindie recently shared her husband's impressive sunburn hack (and demonstrated just how well it works) after another painful burn. In her now-viral Facebook post, Cindie wrote:
"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.
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 found out about this from my husband. His mom used to do this to him when he ended up with a sunburn.
First, buy you 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.
Then, after about 30 minutes, the shaving cream will seem like it has dissolved in spots. 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.
The pictures show my treatment. The final picture was taken on the third day after my sunburn. I slept great after the first treatment and when my shoulders still felt hot from the burn the next day, I had another coating of shaving cream on just my shoulders.
I have not had any peeling either. I use this on my kids too!"
After Cindie's post went viral online - quickly gaining more than 158,000 shares - she updated the text to respond to some comments and give additional warnings.
"I've never felt as if the menthol burned on my skin. It has always felt very cooling instead. My mother-in-law actually learned of this from a doctor about 40 years ago. She thought it was crazy then too until she saw it in action.
I'm not saying to go out and do this, I was just showing my friends what I do. I never expected to get this much attention. I guarantee that all three pictures are me and this is MY result each time...
I love this method because it works so fast. Seriously, lather, wait 30 minutes, rinse. The next day reapply on stubborn parts if necessary (and it's not always necessary), wait 30 more minutes, rinse, and done...
PSA: Please remember to always use sunscreen! Too much sun exposure can be dangerous and lead to cancer. By no means am I endorsing going out without sunscreen! I burn with sunscreen as well and know of the hassle, but it is worth it to wear it!"
While it's always important to wear sunscreen and shield yourself from damaging UV rays, sunburns happen. And when they do, it might be worth it to try Cindie's impressive sunburn hack!