I tend to suffer from headaches quiet frequently, but I don’t always like to take tablets as I would end up popping pills too often. When I first saw this product I was intrigued as to how it worked and if it would work, and I was pleasantly surprised…
The product is a small stick of menthol, which you can smell as soon as you open it. You simply push the bottom of the stick and rub the menthol across your forehead and over your temples, you can even put some on the back of your neck if you feel the headache runs into some muscle tension there.
The minty refreshing effect kicks in after about a minute, and that’s when the skin starts to tingle and feel really cool. I apply plenty of the stick to my skin so I can ensure the whole area will feel cool and numbed, but you really don’t need too much as it begins to work after you’ve applied it.
The stick doesn’t completely eradicate headaches for me, but it just masks the pain of them, so I can get on with my day and stop thinking about the pain. The one thing I will say is to be careful if using it on the move, as the air can pass from your forehead and into your eyes, which does sting!