Keep the dye where it belongs: on your hair. Hair dying is a messy event. A lot of unwanted crossovers happen when the dye itself creeps onto the ears, forehead, and neck. Some people with more sensitive skin will find that the dye can be a bit stubborn and hard to clear from the skin.
Create a border between the hairline and the rest of the head with a thin strip of VapoRub. The petroleum jelly will absorb the runoff dye and create a natural barrier to keep it away from the skin. A quick wipe is all it takes afterward.
Psoriasis and Eczema Relief
Psoriasis and eczema are two challenging skin conditions with very different causes. Psoriasis is thought to be triggered as an autoimmune response, whereas eczema is a chronic condition of the skin itself. 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, a last-minute relief may be provided thanks to all the antimicrobial and analgesic properties of VapoRub.
There’s so much VapoRub can do for your hands! This list features all of the benefits plus this one: caring for your cuticles.
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 so you can easily shape them. The menthol will leave your fingertips feeling extra refreshed.
Cat Scratch Fever
It’s a shame that the ancient Egyptians did not have VapoRub at hand! As devoted as we are to our feline family, their not-so-endearing habit of scratching up and clawing at furniture can certainly be a challenge. VapoRub possibly is the answer to prevent this from happening.
First, perform a test on an inconspicuous piece of furniture to ensure that it does not damage the furniture itself. A light and inoffensive (to the human nose at least) streak of VapoRub on the items could repel the cat from going near it.
Cut Down the Cuts
You might have sliced through some skin but 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 any nasty bugs from getting in and causing infection.