Psoriasis and eczema are two challenging skin conditions with very different causes. It’s unpleasant, and it doesn’t look good. Psoriasis is thought to be triggered as an autoimmune response, whereas eczema is a chronic skin condition. Both lead to flaky, itchy, and burning skin as hard skin cells accumulate and are difficult to shed.
Eczema and psoriasis sufferers may experience some decrease in the symptoms by using VapoRub on the problematic spots. While both conditions require thorough medical assessment, last-minute relief may be provided thanks to all the antimicrobial and analgesic properties of VapoRub. This is another great example of the people’s pharmacy.
Thumbs up for instant relief. Worth it.
Add a VapoRub shower bomb for an at-home spa day truly worth remembering. Mix less than a teaspoon of salt into a blob of VapoRub, grab your favorite exfoliator brush, and give your body a good scrub. The VapoRub and salt work well as exfoliating agents.
The menthol and camphor will relax and soothe muscles, the petroleum jelly prevents healthy skin from drying out, and the salt removes stubborn, dead skin. Make sure to rinse off very well. Who said you can't have a full-body exfoliation treatment for under $10? This sometimes feels better than the real thing.
Fancy a full body spa treatment for under ten dollars? This is worth it.
Too Much Vitamin D
Peelers unite! At one point or another, the sun lover in all of us has led us down the dreaded sunburn path. While most of us simply reach for the aloe vera gel, another far more unsuspecting aid is at hand in the form of VapoRub.
Some VapoRub hackers suggest daubing a cloth in VapoRub, wrapping the cloth around an ice pack, and leaving on a sunburn. The VapoRub can be used, too, to assist with peeling! This will help prevent uneven shades of skin irritation that occur after exposure to the sun and increase the pace at which your skin peels.
Shed your skin with this great VapoRub hack. Worth it.
Fungal Toenail Foes
A medical study using VapoRub found that the ointment had a very “positive clinical effect” on combating the growth and spread of toenail fungus. Be liberal with this one; the more VapoRub over the offending critters, the better. The antiseptic properties of camphor may kill the fungal colony altogether.
It is suggested to continue clipping the toenail as usual, as this will remove the infection underneath it and allow the VapoRub to penetrate the nailbed further. If the toenail becomes discolored, do not fret; it is due to the infection, not the VapoRub. As always, seek medical advice!
Get reacquainted with your flip-flops. This is worth it.
Click Those Cracked Heels
If your heels look like they have just crossed the Sahara desert or as if you've been walking barefooted forever, do not fret, and keep those sandals out for summer! Cracked heels usually develop as a result of extra pressure on the feet. Heels will then tend to harden, causing cracking and dryness. VapoRub is a well-known solution to restore heels.
The effects of the petroleum jelly in VapoRub are so positive on cracked heels that even the American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends its usage. A generous spread of VapoRub a few times a day should have you clicking your heels together again in no time!