Lotions and creams containing camphor can be used to relieve skin irritation and itchiness and may help to improve the overall appearance of the skin. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties that make it useful in healing infections. A 2015Trusted Source animal study found camphor to be effective in treating wounds and ultraviolet light-induced wrinkles, making it a potential ingredient in anti-ageing cosmetics. This may be due to its ability to increase elastin and collagen production. Use a camphor cream on the area you’d like to treat at least once per day.
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