This simple VapoRub hack is here to help all humans battle a common enemy — cellulite. Note that some diehard VapoRub fans insist on a few extra ingredients to ensure the process is even more effective; however, many use this hack, so it must be doing something right.
Generously apply Vicks VapoRub to any area with noticeable cellulite and add a sprinkle of baking soda and just a drop of alcohol. And no, that does not mean a dash of wine! As the instructions go, the ingredients need time to work, so this is best done just before going to bed or, if the cling wrap is tight enough, as you go about your day.
Do you want to say goodbye to your backside cellulite? This hack is worth it.
Need to give a quick massage, and there is no massage oil on hand? We concede that an emergency massage is probably not common, but you never know when the need may arise! VapoRub makes for a particularly effective massage aid as its ingredients will create instant, complementary relief.
Avoid massaging the face, neck, and inner thighs. The VapoRub can be worked into the muscles as with any other massage cream or oil. Minimal VapoRub should be used as the camphor and menthol are particularly strong; however, it will do its magic. So bear in mind that excessive use may cause adverse effects.
If you urgently need a massage and you find yourself unprepared, this is worth it. Otherwise, not so much.
Cut Down the Cuts
It's dinner time, salad is on the menu, and you may have cut more than just a few tomatoes and sliced through some skin. Let VapoRub slice through the healing time. VapoRub connoisseurs maintain that VapoRub aids in the healing process of minor cuts. And by minor cuts, we are talking about paper cuts here, everyone!
As grateful as we are for the self-healing properties of the skin, the prolonged waiting period can be a challenge. Speed up the healing process by allowing the menthol to bring down the swelling while the camphor numbs those annoying stings. The eucalyptus might even inhibit nasty bugs from getting in and causing infection.
Paper, scissors, VapoRub. This is worth it.
Is there anything that menthol, camphor, and eucalyptus cannot assist with? Look, we're not saying that VapoRub will prevent malaria, but research suggests it will at least turn your skin into a no-go zone for any ravenous creepy crawlies. Now, it can be great for small specific areas, but does it protect your entire surroundings?
The potent ingredients form a strong enough odor to deter any insect from finding a good snacking spot, while the petroleum jelly acts as a very nifty shield. The VapoRub should only be applied minimally to exposed areas of the skin and nowhere near the face.
Bugs will forever hover over the face area. This is worthless.
Spare yourself the embarrassment of scratching away at a persistent itchy spot. Instead of looking like a cat with fleas, why not apply a thin layer of VapoRub over the offending itch? You'd be surprised by the magic this can do. A number of reasons could be causing an unexplained prickling: dry skin, allergy, and light sunburn, among others.
The petroleum jelly will soothe it while the camphor numbs the nerve endings, allowing you to forget that there is even an irritation temporarily. Now, if VapoRub shouldn't be used as a long-term solution but rather just to get through your Monday meeting, then maybe it should be emphasized somewhere.