Mum shares ‘miracle’ shaving cream trick that helps calm sunburn in 30 minutes

Cindie Allen-Stewart has shared before and after pictures of her sunburnt back to show just how effective her 30 minute home remedy is, and it could come just in time

Cindie Allen-Stewart,
Cindie Allen-Stewart has shared a top tip for those suffering with sunburn

A mum has shared a ‘miracle’ shaving cream trick that will help calm sunburn in just 30 minutes – and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Temperatures in the UK hit 34C yesterday as a heatwave left us all rushing to be in the sun or trying to find shade when we’d had enough.

Many will be sporting red patches today after spending too long in the scorching heat, and Cindie Allen-Stewart, from Texas, has just the tip to help ease the pain – and it doesn’t involve aftersun.

She said that if you’re feeling the heat, you should reach for shaving cream – as she says that slathering it all over you back ‘works wonders’.







Cindie’s sunburnt back before using her ‘miracle’ home remedy
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In a Facebook post which went viral, Cindie wrote: “It takes the heat out of it fast and makes it more comfortable on you. First, buy 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.”







It should take just 30 minutes for the pain and redness to go down
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Cindie says after 30 minutes, the shaving cream should have dissolved into spots and feel dried out.

“You will feel as if you’re becoming a little cold,” she added. “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.

“I use this on my kids too!”







After just 30 minutes, the redness has gone
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The foam Cindie swears by to cure her sunburn
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Cindie’s mother-in-law learned the method from a doctor 40 years ago and “thought it was crazy then too until she saw it in action.”

Stay-at-home mum Cindie has tried aloe vera in the past but finds the shaving cream works a lot better.

She added: “I’m not saying to go out and do this, I was just showing my friends what I do.

“Please remember to always use sunscreen! Too much sun exposure can be dangerous and lead to cancer.

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“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!”

Her ‘miracle’ tip has been shared by more than 218,000 on Facebook and has been inundated with over 46,000 comments from people who have been putting it to the test as Brits bask in the heatwave.

One person said: “This works amazing! With aloe you have to keep putting it on and it doesn’t help for very long. But the menthol shaving cream stopped the burning feeling after the first use permanently, and after the second I hardly feel the sunburn.”

Another added: “This is a godsend and saved my life already this summer!”

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