Vicks Vapor Rub: Reduces Stretch Marks, Acne And Other Amazing Unexpected Uses You Probably Didn't Know
Most of us probably know the use of Vicks Vapor Rub as a decongestant. This over-the-counter topical mentholated cream has been around for quite some time and is commonly used on the chest, back, throat or thru steam inhalation.
Its medicinal properties from its active ingredients- camphor, menthol, and eucalyptus relieves nasal congestion and cough. But it just does not there, be amazed on its other uses. You might just be able to ditch your expensive beauty product and switch to Vicks and save some cash.
Here are the other amazing though unexpected uses of Vicks Vapor Rub:
1. Relieves Headaches
With one of its active ingredients, menthol helps lower blood pressure on your head. For quick relief from tension and headaches, simply rub some on your forehead and on your temples.
2. Relieves Muscle Pain
So soothe muscle or back pain, try massaging a rigorous amount of Vicks on the affected area. The menthol ingredient increases blood circulation, providing a quick relief to stressed muscles.
3. Soothes Insect Bites
If you ever got bitten by a mosquito or some other insect, try dabbing an amount of Vicks on the area of the bite. The cooling menthol can provide an instant relief from itchiness and burning sensation.
4. Reduces The Appearance of Strech Marks
If you want to lighten your stretch marks with only a minimal budget, try rubbing some Vicks on the area. In 2 weeks, you will see that your stretch marks become less visible.
5. Treats Toenail Fungus
An ingredient in Vicks aids in inhibiting the growth of the fungus, possibly due to its antiseptic, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.
If you are suffering from toenail fungus, apply some Vicks to your affected nail every night and put your socks on. Make sure your nails are dry before applying Vicks. Repeat until your nail turns dark and the toenail comes out. Then finally cut off the dark part.
6. Clears Acne
The bottle of Vicks in your home can be a simple home remedy to get rid of acne. The menthol can provide a quick relief from pain and swelling. It can also clear the acne in a matter of days. Just dab a small amount on your face.
7. Treats Cracked Heels
Apply Vicks on your cracked heels before going to bed then put your socks on. The next morning, wash your feet with water and with a pumice stone, scrub away the dead skin. Keep doing this every night and you will see improvement in your heels in just a matter of days.
8. Works As An Insect Repellant
When you run out of mosquito repellant, try substituting Vicks instead. Try rubbing it on your neck, arms, and legs. The menthol and eucalyptus aroma in Vicks repels mosquitoes.
Note: In case you have developed an allergic reaction, consult your doctor right away.