There is nothing cool about a cold sore as they usually feel like a volcanic fire pit on the lips. Cold sores are a very simple and common virus, and studies have shown that it affects up to eighty percent of the population. Try to prevent a cold sore from breaking out or, at the very least, from getting worse by applying a small dab of VapoRub on it.
The petroleum jelly will keep the skin around the cold sore hydrated, thereby preventing cracking and splitting. The menthol could act as a preventative against swelling. Haven’t you tried this yet? Well, it’s about time.
Are you looking for instant cold sore therapy? This is worth it.
This next one has happened to most of us before. VapoRub comes in handy if there’s a minor burn from spending time in the kitchen. Say you grabbed a pot handle before it had cooled down, and there’s some minor redness and swelling, for example. After placing the scalded area under cool, running water for a few minutes, immediately apply VapoRub to the affected spots.
The menthol might soothe the pain and bring down the swelling, the eucalyptus oil might prevent any bacterial infection, and the camphor will act as a painkiller. And, of course, do not neglect and seek immediate medical attention!
Treat those ugly burns immediately. This is so worth it.
Reading through this article will teach you that VapoRub can help soothe minor burns, but in addition to this, it goes a step further and may even prevent infection from setting in. It is suggested to apply VapoRub after a superficial injury occurs, say, for example, a scrape or a small cut from a knife.
The petroleum jelly will help seal the wound and prevent any bacteria from entering, while the menthol and eucalyptus oil might even kill any bacteria at the wound site itself. This is not a recommended sterilizing method or medication, though, and the wound itself must be cleaned with a disinfectant.
If you are a chef or simply work hard in the kitchen, this is worth it.
Rosacea is a benign condition that causes a gradual reddening of certain spots of the face that can last from a few days to a few weeks. Symptoms include general discomfort and slight itchiness, but it can sometimes lead to small boils forming. It is a very unpleasant situation; however, there are some clever hacks to help you ease the discomfort.
The biggest complaint from rosacea sufferers is cosmetic by a wide margin. Some say that a small amount of relief may come from smearing a thin layer of VapoRub over the rosacea patches and leaving it to absorb. Too much VapoRub may cause irritation of facial skin. So, as there are differences of opinion, we have to give this a thumbs down.
Don't go too far when it comes to treating your face. This is unanimously worthless.
Smooth Out Wrinkles
As the adage goes: wrinkles show where smiles have been. But for some, there's a possibility that those smiles stretched a bit too far across the face. Wrinkles are unavoidable, and not everyone quite has the budget for high-end treatment, so for those on a tight budget, VapoRub might have a solution.
Eucalyptus oil is documented to tighten the skin. Combine this with petroleum jelly, and VapoRub makes a convincing argument to help make the skin taut around wrinkles while keeping it moisturized. The results may not be drastic, but a little goes a long way. By the way. A few celebs have been known to use this hack, so if it's good for them, it is surely good enough for us.