HOUSTON (KPRC) — More than 31,000 people are found to be neglecting proper sunburn prevention, according to the American Medical Association.
It gets so bad, people are sent to the hospital for sunburns every year.
A Texas mom is going viral after posting that her secret behind a quick sunburn heal was menthol foam shaving cream. She said leaving the foam on for 30 minutes made a sunburn disappear in about a day for her, but she recommended repeat treatments for people with more severe burns.
Dr. John Griffin, a dermatologist at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, says anything with menthol may do the trick to soothe a burn.
“The menthol portion of that can be soothing, but there’s no real benefit to doing shaving cream over finding menthol in another product,” he says.
Other sunburn relief methods include aloe. Griffin doesn’t recommend essential oils because if not applied in the right concentration they could irritate the skin.
Some signs you may need to ditch the home remedies and head to the hospital are if your skin blisters or swells, if you get chills, if you have a fever or feel dizzy or have a headache.