So many ingredients have found their way from the kitchen to your bathroom, that they could really give fancy packaged products a run for their money. Well along with aloe vera, lemon, yoghurt, oranges etc. comes one of the most delicious—Benefits of apple cider vinegar. And like the rest of the natural crew, it’s here to stay.
Check out our top 9 ways to apple cider vinegar uses to make your skin look flawless and feel amazing…
- Your everyday face wash
Mix 50% water and 50% apple cider vinegar for the best face wash you’ve ever used. Washing with this diluted mixture regularly will help draw toxins out of your skin, leaving a youthful and clean glow.
(Remember to never use concentrated apple cider vinegar directly on your face – it can burn! You might want to test the mixture on your hand first to gauge if your skin is overly sensitive to it)
- The ultimate astringent
One of the best ways to treat any excessive oiliness is a dab of apple cider vinegar on the affected area. For an all-natural astringent, apply a washcloth soaked in diluted ACV to your face. What this does is absorb excess oil and reduce fine lines, to make the skin feel smoother.
- Acne and pimple preventive
Apple cider vinegar is a miracle drug for acne-prone skin. It cleanses and heals skin, while also restoring natural pH levels. Make a solution of 1part apple cider vinegar and 2 parts filtered water. Use a cotton ball to apply on skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Wash with warm water and repeat at least twice day.
- Anti-ageing solution
Regular usage of diluted ACV (apple cider vinegar) can significantly help to delay wrinkles, fine lines and any form of ageing. (You’re never too young to start thinking about this!) Start today and it’ll be the best thing you ever did for your skin.
- Reduce cellulite
ACV is known to improve skin elasticity and help get rid of free-floating fat just below the skin. Massage your face for 15 minutes with a mix of 1 part coconut oil and 3 parts apple cider vinegar and prepare to be stunned with the results.
- Sunburn Soother
Sunburn on the face can be super painful and you’re always worried that any product might aggravate. The best thing you can do is go natural, and there’s no better ingredient than ACV to help soothe the skin. Make a solution of equal parts of the vinegar and water and massage into the affected area daily until the burn reduces.
- Post-bite treatment
Got a bite on your face and don’t know what to use on it? Moisten a cotton ball with undiluted apple cider vinegar, and dab on the affected skin area for instant relief. It has anti-inflammatory properties that ease swelling and pH-balancing effect speeds up healing.
- DIY deodorizer
Too much has been said about the harsh side effects of chemically charged deodorants. Why not just turn to our natural favourite ACV that neutralizes as well as absorbs any unwanted scents. All you have to do is rub a little amount of ACV on your underarms. It will absorb and minimize any body odour. And don’t worry about the vinegary smell - it dissipates as it dries.
- Hair rinse to treat dandruff
Just the way it works wonders on the skin, apple cider vinegar can also be used as a hair rinse. Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water and use it as a rinse post your shampoo. Then wash it off with lukewarm water. ACV contains alpha-hydroxy acid which helps to exfoliate the scalp and get rid of dandruff and excess sebum too. In fact, it is its anti-fungal nature that makes it a suitable method to deal with an itchy, scaly scalp.
Whew! Looks like ACV could be the answer to a ton of skin and hair problems, in addition to being a great everyday product. It really is too good to be true! Make sure you save that precious shelf space in your bathroom and replace your other bottles with the only thing you’ll need – Apple Cider Vinegar!