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.
Looking into keeping your skin smooth all winter? This is worth it.
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.
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.
The Sock Hack
According to different sources, the jury is somewhat out on this one. The diehard VapoRub supporters, though, insist this hack works. If your partner or someone you sleep near is sensitive to the aroma of VapoRub, then slathering it all over your chest to cure congestion or cough at bedtime is probably not a good idea.
Instead, VapoRub hackers insist that rubbing the soles of the feet with VapoRub and immediately dressing the feet in socks works just as well as if the VapoRub was on your chest! Hey, your shoes will smell great, too! Make breathing easier, feet softer, and your sleep better. You can't lose.
For smooth feet and a good night's sleep, this hack is for you. It is worth it.
A disclaimer about this one before any ears get blocked with VapoRub: do not put VapoRub directly into the ear! Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, here’s the hack: a very light swabbing of cotton wool in some VapoRub gently tucked into the ear opening is known to alleviate some mild earache.
The camphor fumes might act as a painkiller and greatly diminish the earache. We all know the ear canal is incredibly sensitive, so ensuring that no cotton wool remains stuck to any VapoRub within it is vital. We wouldn't want to take a risk on this and to be honest, not too many have come back to us and said that it worked.