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Mum Reveals Incredible 30 Minute 'Miracle' Cure For Sunburn

Mum Reveals Incredible 30 Minute 'Miracle' Cure For Sunburn

There's nothing worse than a bout of bad sunburn. When it gets you, it really gets you - shivers and all.

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You can't sleep, can't stretch and try simply everything to get rid of it. I once traveled miles to get some natural yogurt and even housed a few aloe vera plants for 'when the times comes'.

But one woman has found a 'miracle healer' which is a little obscure than you might have bargained for.

You've probably got it in your house though.

Credit: Facebook/Cindie Allen-Stewart
Credit: Facebook/Cindie Allen-Stewart

Cindie Allen-Stewart from Texas uses shaving cream. Menthol shaving cream to be exact.

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She smothers it all over her burnt areas, leaves it 30 minutes and Bob's your uncle. Simple as that.

Well not quite as simple as that because Cindie clarified: "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."

Still pretty simple though.

Unluckily for Cindie (but luckily for us to see it working) she had some painful looking red sunburn on her back and thought it would be a good opportunity to share her wisdom.

Now the post has received over 230,000 shares - so, yeah, it probably was a decent bit of knowledge to pass on.

Cindie explained her husband was the one who initially shared his home remedy with her, after learning it from his own mother.

She used shaving cream purchased on Amazon after struggling to find menthol-infused foam in stores.

Credit: Facebook/Cindie Allen-Stewart
Credit: Facebook/Cindie Allen-Stewart

She wrote: "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).

"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."

Is it bad we're sort of sickeningly excited to try this out?

Credit: Facebook/Cindie Allen-Stewart
Credit: Facebook/Cindie Allen-Stewart

While there is no scientific evidence to suggest that shaving cream works as a sunburn remedy, it is believed that the menthol contained in many products can help soothe the burns.

Wouldn't be as easy to apply Listerine though, would it?

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Cindie Allen-Stewart

Topics: Health, Interesting, Community

Rachel Pugh

Rachel Pugh is PRETTY52's Social Editor. She previously worked as the Overnight TV & Showbiz editor for OK! Online. She started her journalism career in 2014, where she worked on the video desk for the Daily Star and Daily Express. Since then she has worked as a publisher, journalist, copywriter and social media manager on a variety of websites, with subject matters ranging from menswear to pop culture. Contact her – rachel.pugh@pretty52.com

 

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