The much acclaimed health benefits of apple cider vinegar have made it a must in every household and rightly so. But apple cider vinegar has potential beauty benefits and can be used as inexpensive and chemical free fixes to many of your beauty woes. For example, the malic acid in ACV has excellent antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties along with other nutrients like potassium that reduce blemishes, age spots, hair loss, sunburn, nail fungus, and many more.
Here Are Some Amazing Beauty Treatments Prepared With Apple Cider Vinegar:
For Hair Fall
The amazing anti-inflammatory properties revert dryness and dullness in hair. Apple cider vinegar improves porosity of hair i.e. its ability to retain moisture by sealing hair cuticle. In addition, it makes the hair shiny and smooth, reduces frizz and split ends and even promote hair growth. Switch your regular shampoo with apple cider vinegar and rinse your hair with a solution of ACV and water after gently massaging the scalp.
For Face Cleansing
Apple cider vinegar has a unique property of balancing skin’s pH thereby cleansing it. It acts as a natural astringent, cleans out toxins and pollutants from your face and leave a healthy glow on your skin. Mix equal amounts (100 ml) of water and apple cider vinegar, dip a cotton ball in it and use it to clean your face thoroughly. This mixture will also act as a sunscreen.
For Toning Face
One of the prominent signs of aging is loose skin pores and apple cider vinegar can greatly reduce it. It contains alpha hydroxy acids along with acetic acid that boost blood circulation to the face thereby minimizing pores. Add one teaspoonful of apple cider vinegar to two full cups of water. Apply the mixture all over your face with a cotton ball. This will help tighten skin pores and fight fine lines and wrinkles.
Antifungal properties of apple cider vinegar make it a great remedy to combat dryness of scalp and the dandruff caused by it. Mix in 200 ml each of water and apple cider vinegar, pour it in a spray bottle and shake well. Spray this homemade dandruff treatment on your washed hair while it is still moist by ensuring the mixture reaches your scalp. Rinse off your hair with water again.
For Soothing Skin
By restoring the pH level of your skin, apple cider vinegar helps in soothing the skin and give it a relaxed and fresh feeling. This happens because pH level of skin’s mantle layer is similar to that of apple cider vinegar. Fill in a tub with warm water and add 8 oz of apple cider vinegar. Soak your face or wherever you have irritation in the tub and get relief.
For Dark Spots
Apple cider vinegar reduces the visibility of dark spots caused by sunburns. Mix apple cider vinegar and onion juice, both of which have excellent astringent properties. Use a cotton ball to apply this mixture on the affected areas, let it remain for at least 20 minutes and then rinse off with cold water.
For Chapped Hands
Apple cider vinegar naturally moisturizes chapped hands because it restores skin’s pH level and maintains its porosity. Mix one cup apple cider vinegar, 2 cups warm water and three tablespoonfuls of olive oil. Soak your hands in this mixture prior to bedtime for at least 15 minutes, remove and dry off with a towel.
Amazing capability of apple cider vinegar to balance pH of skin, reduce blisters caused by sun’s UV rays and thus promote healing makes it a great remedy for sunburns. Add half a cup of apple cider vinegar with 4 cups water. Apply this solution to your sunburned or sun tanned skin with a washcloth. Rinse off with cold water.
Injuries give bruises that may not heal well off with time. But the amazing anti-inflammatory properties of apple cider vinegar heal bruises fast. Also, it contains acetic acid that boost blood circulation thereby promoting faster healing of the wounds. Soak a cotton ball in undiluted vinegar, apply it on the bruise and put a bandage on. Let it remain there for at least an hour.
For Nail Polish
Apple cider vinegar also makes your nail paint last longer. Just mix two teaspoonful of vinegar and half a cup of warm water. soak your hands in the mixture and then apply nail paint.