Truly helpful

Nivea in the classic blue tins is a staple in many men's and women's bathroom cabinet inventory. Lots of people carry one in their handbag as well. But Nivea cream isn't just good for a quick refresher on your hands. You can use it in lots of other ways too.

1.  Anti-aging

Declare war on wrinkles with Nivea. Just smear a little on the areas where you notice wrinkles developing before going to bed and you'll soon notice the difference!

2. Stretch marks

To prevent stretch marks after pregnancy, you can rub some Nivea into your belly, chest, and hips every day. It's just as good as the expensive oils targeted at stretch marks.

3. Rings under your eyes

If you have long nights, you might wake up the next morning with dark rings under your eyes. It can be pretty hard to conceal them so avoiding them altogether is always preferable. Before going to bed, try massaging the cream into the delicate skin around your eyes. Wash your face gently the next morning and you'll see the change.

4. Removing makeup

If you have Nivea at home, you can forget fancy makeup removers. You don't need them. Dunk a little cotton ball in the cream and take the makeup off with it. It even works with waterproof makeup!

5. Dry elbows

Many people suffer from dry, even cracked skin at the their elbows. Here too, Nivea is an ideal moisturizer that will leave your skin soft and smooth.  

6. Dry hands

Dry hands is a common problem — especially if you have to wash your hands very often. You don't need an expensive hand cream for extra-dry skin though. You can just use Nivea: it's such a powerful moisturizer that even raw, overworked hands will soon be smooth again.

The cream also works wonders for dry knees and feet!

7. Preventing and treating dermatitis

Often, people suffer from dermatitis caused by the overuse of the wrong or too-aggressive soaps, cleansers, creams, or other products. This can lead to eczema, redness, itching, and swollen areas. Because of its particularly thick texture, Nivea is well-suited to treat these types of serious skin problems.

Of course, if they don't get better it's a good idea to visit a dermatologist.

8. Treating small burns