Can Vicks VapoRub help with Cystic Acne?


Hi All,

I came across this information while surfing that Vicks VapoRub has been used on cystic acne with good success.

The active ingredients are all irritating and potentially comedogenic  (can cause clogged pores and/or pimples):
Camphor  (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)
Eucalyptus oil (Cough suppressant)
Menthol (Cough suppressant and topical analgesic)

Has anyone here used it with positive results. I also came across someone using Tiger Balm . Only ppl like us can experiment like this as far as it helps.

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HI seema,
its pure humbug.Dont buy the idea! have read somewhere that even toothpaste is good for cystic acne.. 😉 People like us cant afford to experiment with such stuff as there is always a danger of inflammation,redness etc.

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