Mom Shares An Effective Tip On Treating Sunburns , And It's Crazy How Simple It Is

LifeStyle & Health

July 4, 2018 16:17 By Mambee

There are plenty of home remedies for sunburns. However, most of them are quite questionable.  It seems natural to share the ideas about home treatments with other people, in the hope of helping them. A mother of two from Texas has recently shared an extraordinary idea about how to treat sunburns.

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An interesting fact is that dermatologists have approved her method!

All that is required is one ingredient that you all probably have at home: Menthol shaving cream. The woman wrote a post about it to be shared with her friends, but then she realized how popular it got because of the effectiveness of her method.

So when you catch the sun and your skin turns red and itchy, Allen-Stewart recommends putting on shaving cream on the affected area. Do not apply it directly from the bottle, spray it on your hand first and smoothly spread it over the sunburnt skin. 

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The woman claims that the foamy compress soothes the skin and heals the sunburn within a few hours. If you do not experience any improvement, repeat the procedure once again the following day. 

She recommends to leave it on for about half an hour, until it gets dry and itchy, before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.

Dr. Ross Radusky, a Skin & Laser Dermatologist, agrees that the product is a good treatment for  sunburns. Due to its ingredients, such as coconut oil and coconut butter, it moisturizes the skin and helps repair the cells. Menthol acts as a painkiller, in addition to reducing irritation and the burning sensation on the skin.

Dermatologist Lauren Eckert Ploch, from the Georgia Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, told Fox News that menthol-containing products can really numb the skin, but you have to be careful with using the method on different stages of a sunburn. If the skin is blistering, you can damage it even more by applying shaving cream.

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Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at New York City's Mount Sinai Hospital, has also agreed on the anti-inflammatory properties of the menthol. However, shaving creams are not supposed to sit on the skin for a long time.

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The amount of time you leave it on may differ from person to person. In case the sunburns are more serious, you should seek immediate medical attention instead of trying any kind of self-treatment.

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