Apple cider vinegar: A great addition to your beauty routine

If you use apple cider vinegar for beauty purposes, for hair and also skin, it is very important that you dilute the vinegar in water to avoid allergic reactions.

Apple cider vinegar is made through the fermentation of sugars found in apples, both in the skin and flesh which produce cider and juice. It contains malic acid, which gives it not only its color but also its distinctive odor. Apple cider vinegar is very versatile, and can be used in gastronomy, medicine, the home and in beauty treatments, and it’s an economic friendly option for those who choose to use it.

I’m certain you have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your kitchen cabinet for cooking, but don’t limit its potential by keeping it there. Why not try some of its other beauty and health benefits as well?

Hair health

When you apply apple cider vinegar to your hair, you’ll not only reap the benefits of a cheap and easy available product, but your hair will feel supple and clean. Apple cider vinegar has been proven to help strengthen hair and diminish the appearance of dandruff. Your hair’s follicles get a gentle cleansing that help promote new hair growth, removing toxins and materials that can block the follicle.

How to use apple cider vinegar

Dilute one cup of apple cider vinegar in two cups of distilled water in a spray bottle applicator. Once you’ve washed your hair, apply the apple cider vinegar mixture throughout your hair. Let it soak into your hair for 10 minutes. Avoid direct application to your scalp as it can cause irritation. This application is not recommended for those suffering from dry or damaged hair or hair implants.

Acne or skin spots

Apple cider vinegar contains certain materials that help protect and improve your skin, including antibiotic properties and certain acids that can eliminate fat and oil deposits on your skin. If you have greasy or mixed skin, apple cider vinegar’s properties can help you control the acne that results. And for those who suffer from dark skin spots, it can also help eliminate their appearance. It’s important you test your skin’s sensitivity to apple cider vinegar before use to avoid irritation. Prepare apple cider vinegar for skin use in the same way you would to apply to your hair. Dilute it in distilled water and apply to the areas of your skin where you see the need.

Prevent aging and promote healthy skin

This powerful skin agent helps promote circulation in the dermis, regulates your skin’s pH balance and removes the dead skin cells that give you a muddy complexion. Apple cider vinegar can help you rebuild your skin’s tone and remove impurities that cause premature aging, allowing your skin to appear young and luminescent. Dilute a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in five tablespoons of water and apply to your skin.

Disinfectant and healing agent

Use apple cider vinegar to treat small cuts or insect bites. Add it to your liquid soap or squeeze a few drops into your bath. You’ll not only avoid unfavorable infections in small cuts but apple cider vinegar also promotes cellular healing.

Stay healthy

If you are looking for a natural product that can compliment your daily health and beauty routines, then look no further. Apple cider vinegar has been touted by the rich and famous as their secret weapon to staying in shape. By adding only a few drops to their water daily, they maintain their beauty and health. You’ll not only get a boost to stay in shape but also benefit from its many other properties. Keep in mind that you will always need to dilute the apple cider vinegar before consuming it, as it can have negative side affects otherwise.

Get rid of nail fungus

The disinfecting properties of apple cider vinegar can help you cure not only your nail fungus but the infections that can negatively affect your health because of a fungus growth. You’ll need to submerge your feet int an apple cider vinegar bath; use one cup of apple cider vinegar diluted in two cups of water. Soak for 15 minutes.

Natural deodorant

Because apple cider vinegar can help balance the pH of your skin, it also makes a wonderful natural deodorant. To avoid its harsh odor, dilute it in water prior to use. Soak a cotton ball in a 1 to 3 part vinegar and water mixture and apply to your skin.