New shoes can be an ankle’s worst enemy. You have picked out that perfect pair of Jimmy Choos, and you are getting ready to show them off in front of your friends, but your ankles are not pleased with your purchase. This VapoRub hack might help your ankles and shoes be better neighbors and save you from keeping them locked inside your shoe closet.
Prevent chafing around ankles by applying a teensy-weensy strip of VapoRub around them where the shoe meets. The VapoRub will prevent excessive chafing from occurring. This can be applied around the Achilles Heel, as well. As always with materials, test on an inconspicuous spot beforehand!
Do you want to wear your brand-new shoes straight away? This is worth it.
As the seniors might rejoice at the miraculous painkilling properties of VapoRub for their joints, the teens can rejoice at the marvelous zit-zapping capabilities of VapoRub! Camphor and menthol join forces and recruit a third magic ingredient: eucalyptus oil. Eucalyptus oil is known to have antibacterial properties, including killing the bacteria that cause acne.
The menthol acts as an anti-inflammatory, and the camphor acts as an analgesic. Note that it is NOT advisable to lather any part of the face with VapoRub but, instead, just dab on the specific pimple. The VapoRub is soon to become a must-have in every teen's bag.
A must-have in any teen's bag. This is worth it.
Don’t burst a blood vessel or throw your back out keeled over trying to get that IMPOSSIBLY tight lid off ever again. We all have that one “lid nemesis” that defies our vice grip. Using an earbud, run a very thin layer of VapoRub over the threads of the jar and the lid.
The petroleum jelly will act as a lubricant, preventing the lid from locking against the threads from overtightening while keeping the jar or bottle well sealed; however, the ingredients in VapoRub can be toxic if swallowed. We don't know how good of a hack this is. Besides, we can think of many other ways to get jars open.
Unless you want petroleum jelly for dinner, this is not worth it.
There’s so much VapoRub can do for your hands! This article features all of the benefits plus this one: caring for your cuticles and making them look as if you have just walked out of a professional manicure. And between you and us, there is nothing more satisfying than a beautiful manicure.
Cuticles to the hand are like what shoes are to the legs; everything else might be fine, but if those are off, everything else is off — a touch of VapoRub around and on the cuticles will soften them so you can easily shape them. The menthol will leave your fingertips feeling extra refreshed.
Nothing beats a clean manicure. This is worth it.
Winter Is Coming
Arctic blasts are not known to be of particular benefit to the epidermis. The cold air of winter and lack of humidity will suck all the summer moisturization efforts right out of your skin. Combine this with indoor heating, which further dries out the skin, and you have a recipe for dermatological disaster.
To prevent this, apply a thin layer of VapoRub to body parts that will be exposed to the cold air. The petroleum jelly will lock in moisture and prevent the cold air from extracting it out of your skin. Remember not to use excessively on the face.