Apple cider vinegar can help you step up your beauty routine. As strange as it might sound, the all-natural, all-purpose this kitchen staple is becoming a preferred beauty concoction for oral application. As someone who desist even cutting an onion, putting something as piquant as vinegar on my skin was not easy the first time. But the transformational beauty benefits of ACV were enough to lure me in making it a permanent member of my skin care regime.
Read on here to know five great reasons to consider including Apple Cider Vinegar in your skin care routine, and also find out how to use ACV for skin care.
Natural Beauty Tip: A word of caution – don’t apply apple cider vinegar full strength over your face or skin – it can burn. Use a diluted mixture of at least 50% water and 50% apple cider vinegar. Also make sure to try the diluted potion on the skin on back of your hand or behind ears before putting it on your face. In very rare instances, some people are sensitive to this solution.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help Diminish Age Spots: Wash your facial skin every day with ACV and you will notice a significant difference in age spots. Apple cider vinegar contains alpha hydroxy acids that help in sloughing off dead skin cells and revealing healthy and bright new skin. In addition to washing with a splash of diluted apple cider vinegar concoction, you can soak a clean cotton ball in the mixture and apply directly to age spots. Wait for about 20 minutes and rinse the ACV off your face with cool water and pat dry. Repeat this process twice a day for about six weeks and see the age spots reducing.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help Treat Acne, Pimples and Blemishes:ACY is a strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral substance capable of exterminating bacteria and so capable of stopping pimples from forming.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar Balances Skin’s pH:ACV not only removes extra oil from your skin, it also helps to balance skin’ pH levels and prevents your skin from becoming too oily or too dry by balancing the secretion of sebum. Just rinse your face everyday with diluted apple cider vinegar to get this skin benefit.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar Helps to Reduce Wrinkles and Fine Lines:Rinsing your face with diluted apple cider vinegar can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, you can soak a cotton pad or cotton cloth in diluted apple cider vinegar and apply on your skin. Rinse with cool water and pat dry.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar Removes Toxins From Your Skin:Regular use of a diluted apple cider vinegar rinse or wash will help draw toxins out of your skin leaving a youthful and clean glow.
How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Skin Care
1. ACV As A Facial Toner: I was using regular toners for some years, but I never really saw any major difference. Then one day I started using ACV, and my skin now looks brighter and tighter.
To quote Dr. Karen Hammerman, cosmetic dermatologist at Vanguard Dermatology in New York City: “Skin is naturally acidic but when vinegar is used as a toner, it helps skin find the ideal balance between dry and oily”.
Method: Mix together 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 2 cups of water. Soak a cotton pad in the mixture, and swipe it over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don’t rinse (the scent will disperse on its own soon). Apple cider vinegar contains natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid, which have abilities to stimulate circulation, as well as minimize skin pores.
Alternative way is to dilute a tablespoon of ACV with a few drops of water and apply with a cotton pad 3 to 4 times in a week. For those who have extremely sensitive skin, they can try adding more water to the mixture and using less frequently.
2. ACV As Skin Soother: Add in approximately 8 ounces ofapple cider vinegarto a bathtub filled with warm water, and soak yourself in it for about 15 minutes. As the pH level of ACV is nearly same as the pH level of the protective acid mantle layer of our skin, this soak works as an excellent way to help restore pH level balance all over your skin.
3. ACV To Clean Makeup Tools: ACV can de-gunk every tool in your beauty application arsenal, from blush brushes to brow brushes. To quote Hammerman: “The malic acid in ACV makes it antibacterial, — so, you’re washing out germ buildup, too”. Just mix 1 cup of warm water with 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1 or 2 thick slices of lemon to scent the potion. Clean your makeup brushes with this mixture, rinse with water, and lay out to dry.
If you know any other method to use ACV, please share with our readers.
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