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01st Jul 2019

Mum claims her 30-minute shaving foam hack will help get rid of sunburn

Ever heard of this one?

Anna O'Rourke

Sometimes there’s just no avoiding sunburn – but how do you clear it up quickly?

The answer could be in a bottle of shaving foam.

A woman’s home remedy for sunburn is going viral thanks to how easy it is to try.

Texas mum Cindie Allen-Stewart has recommended putting menthol shaving foam on sunburn to reduce redness and help your skin more quickly.

In a Facebook post, Cindie explained that she always burns in the sun no matter sun cream she applies.

She learned this hack from her mother-in-law who had used it for years, she said.

To try it, you’ll need menthol shaving foam.

Simply apply it to the area where you’ve been burned and let it sit there for 30 minutes.

“Don’t rub it in, just let it sit on your skin,” she advised.


“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 sunburnt part of your body. THAT IS A GOOD SIGN!

“Next, rinse it off in a lukewarm or cool shower or bath.

“Finally, if you still need it, do it again the next day. Usually after that second treatment, the sunburn disappears.”

To show how effective the treatment is, Cindie shared photos of how well it helped to soothe a patch of sunburn on her back.

As with any hack you come across on the internet, we’d always approach with caution.

It might be best to do a patch test before you cover a large area of skin with menthol shaving foam – and always make sure you’re applying sun cream if you’re out in the sun for any period of time to avoid burning in the first place.