Vicks VapoRub --- everyone’s go-to product when it comes to dealing with a bad cold and congested chest. Made with active ingredients like Camphor, Eucalyptus oil and Menthol, for years, this over-the-counter product has been used topically on the chest, back and nose to provide some relief to treat congestion. But while Vicks VapoRub’s speciality is to clear the sinuses and help us breathe better while sick, it has plenty of other benefits too, some you may have heard off while others will make you go “say what”.
Yes, this bluish goop in a tiny jar can work wonders when it comes to treating other ailments as well! Keep on reading to find out how you can use this miracle in a jar to achieve better skin, alleviate a throbbing head and even deter insects.
Don’t ditch the product once your cold is gone. You can use it to treat these other ailments as well.
If you are tired of continuously dealing with a surprise pimple popping up every month or can’t seem to get rid of your acne after trying every DIY, then use a bit of the Vick VapoRub. Since it is enriched with anti-inflammatory ingredients like eucalyptus, just adding a bit on the zit can calm the skin, reduce inflammation and clear your complexion.
Tired of the little mosquitoes leaving their mark on you while singing their annoying tunes near your ears? Well, Vicks VapoRub can help with this problem. Just add a bit to the exposed part of your skin to keep away the insects and prevent bites.
Stretch marks are completely normal and there’s nothing wrong with showing them off. But if you feel like it is lowering your self-confidence, you can use Vicks VapoRub. Yes, this cough- balm can also be used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scarring, all thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Menthol provides a cooling sensation when applied to the skin and since one of the main active ingredients in this product happens to be menthol, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t use it to treat minor cuts. Just dabbing a small bit can calm the skin and reduce inflammation.
Sinus headaches can be quite painful and if the meds aren’t working, you can also use Vicks. Just like it helps clear up congestion in your chest, sniffing a bit of the gooey gel can reduce your headache and give you an instant, quick-fix relief.
Ran a bit too much or push your body to its limits with an intense workout session? No problem! Just rub the Vicks VapoRub gel on the area to soothe tired muscles.
Dry heels, if not treated properly, can lead to painful cracks. If you feel like the skin on this part of the body is parched and dry, just slather some Vicks gel on it before going to bed. To speed up the moisturising process cover your feet with socks and you’ll instantly notice a difference in the morning.
Who knew Vicks VapoRub could make your life so much better?
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