Headaches are nobody’s friend. Several different factors could bring on and lead to a headache, but headaches and migraines are mostly due to vascular constriction. A handy hack is to gently massage a fingertip’s worth of VapoRub into the temples.
Use small, circular motions to allow the VapoRub to penetrate the skin, which will possibly lead to the menthol providing its classic cooling magic. The scent of the VapoRub itself is thought to lend to alleviating headache symptoms as it opens up airways and allows for better oxygenation. Better oxygenation means better blood flow. It’s just science!
Spare yourself the embarrassment of scratching away at a persistent itchy spot. Instead of looking like a cat with fleas, why not apply a layer of VapoRub over the offending itch? 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. VapoRub should not be used as a long-term solution if the itching persists but rather just to get through your Monday meeting!
VapoRub saves the day for all the make-up artists out there. Lipsticks with especially dark or bright hues can be challenging to remove quickly. Water does not quite cut it, and tissue usually only ends up clinging to your lips!
A VapoRub hack to help with this is to apply a thin – let's reiterate, a very thin – layer of VapoRub over the lips. Too much, and the odor may be overwhelming. Leave to stand for a few minutes, and then use a wet wipe to wipe away everything. You might find clean, clear lips instantly.
VapoRub brings the meme to life! The petroleum jelly of VapoRub is remarkably beneficial as a moisturizer. Problem areas where skin tends to dry out and callous are particularly ideal for VapoRub.
Dermatologists recommend that the skin is first dampened with water before applying the VapoRub. This is so that the VapoRub can seal the moisture of the water while the skin absorbs the petroleum jelly. While not essential, this can significantly enhance any moisturizing benefits. However, we must note that you should not use VapoRub on the face as a moisturizer.
VapoRub comes in handy if there’s a minor burn from cooking. Say you grabbed a pot handle before it had cooled down, and there’s some minor redness and swelling, for example. After placing the scalded area under cool, running water for a few minutes, immediately apply VapoRub to the affected spots.
The menthol might soothe the pain and bring down the swelling, the eucalyptus oil might prevent any bacterial infection, and the camphor will act as a painkiller. And, of course, seek immediate medical attention!