Organic and unfiltered apple cider vinegar ranks among the healthiest foods but did you know that it can do wonders for your hair and skin, as well? This beauty product can be used to achieve a number of goals, especially if you are into natural, DIY body care.
For a start, apple cider vinegar balances the body’s pH level. pH level disruptions could occur because of the use of commercially-produced cosmetics. Soaps and shampoos strip the skin and the hair from protective oils, alter natural acidity and often cause dryness.
Are you wondering about the beauty benefits of apple cider vinegar? Here are some of the most important advantages.
Be sure to get the good stuff. Choose an organic brand of raw apple cider vinegar for the most beauty benefits. Here’s how to use apple cider vinegar to get your hair and skin lookin’ good.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Beautiful Hair
Rinsing hair with organic apple cider vinegar is a great, gentle and all-natural cleansing procedure. It will remove styling products, dirt and buildup without affecting the protective layer on each hair.
Apple cider vinegar can also be used to close the cuticle of the hair. As a result, it leaves your locks very shiny and vibrant each time. The hair will also feel smooth and lively because of a simple vinegar rinse.
Get in the habit of using apple cider vinegar instead of conditioner. It will detangle the locks and make your hair easy to comb. Massaging a little bit of it into your scalp before rinsing your hair can also improve circulation and the provision of nutrients to the hair follicles.
Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse:
- 1 part apple cider vinegar
- 1 part water
To revive your hair to its days of smoothness, mix the apple cider vinegar and water together. After shampooing, pour the mixture into your hair. If you have a spray bottle, that works even better. That way you can spritz your hair with the mixture and massage it into your scalp. Let the apple cider vinegar concoction sit for a few minutes (You will smell the ACV) before rinsing fully with water (The smell will go away). No need to use conditioner! The apple cider vinegar will leave hair feeling smooth and soft.
Apple Cider Benefits for Your Skin
I have been using apple cider vinegar for many years. The number of skincare products that can be made from this product is amazingly high because apple cider vinegar cleans, tones and leaves even the most problematic skin imperfection-free.
As already mentioned, apple cider vinegar balances the pH level of skin. As a result, it will quickly lead to brighter complexion. Skin is going to look healthier, plumper and cleaner than ever before.
Because skin is naturally acidic, apple cider vinegar can help restore your skin’s natural pH balance. When your pH levels are in balance your skin sits at that optimum level between oily and dry. Having the optimal skin pH level will also help you combat problems like excessive dryness or oiliness. The vinegar will regulate the functioning of the sebaceous glands, which is one of the essentials for enjoying healthy and youthful skin.
Apple cider vinegar reduces blemishes and it may also be used to help “seal” moisture inside the skin. Such a toner is very easy to make and the benefits will be noticed almost instantaneously. For all-over softness, add a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your next bath.
Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner:
- 1 part apple cider vinegar
- 2 parts water
- OR you can use 1:1 ratio if you have oily skin
A good toner can moisturize, refresh and purify skin. One part apple cider vinegar mixed with two parts water creates a refreshing toner that leaves skin glowing. When lightly sprayed or dabbed on the face, the acidity of the vinegar will create a light layer on the skin, locking in moisture. It works best when used just after cleansing. Don’t worry, the vinegar smell will dissipate after a few minutes. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to dilute the solution further.
You can also infuse your apple cider vinegar hair rinse or facial toner with fresh herbs for added nutrients and a pleasant scent. Simply chop up a handful of your favorite herbs. Then, bring water to a boil and add your herbs. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Finally, strain the mixture through a mesh sieve. Once your infusion cools, use it to replace the water in one of the above recipes.
The vinegar toner is suitable for all skin type. If you have sensitive skin, you will simply need to dilute the vinegar in water. Whenever possible, opt for the organic and unfiltered variety. This is the one that has gone through the least processing and the one that contains the largest quantities of essential nutrients.