There has been a huge trend in drinking Apple Cider Vinegar for health benefits including, lowering glucose levels, weight-loss, and heartburn relief. But did you know ACV is also good for beauty maintenance as well? When used properly it can also benefit your face, hair, and body. Here are a few tips:
ACV can be used as a toner. ACV speeds up cell turnover, therefore making it a great astringent. Dilute it then dab on a cotton ball and apply to the face.
ACV can be used to combat dandruff. The acid in ACV controls dryness and can remove oil & dirt.
- Use a spray bottle, mix 2 tablespoons with 8oz of water
- Spray on scalp like a conditioner
- Leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse thoroughly
** The smell will dissipate after a while
ACV can be used as a deodorant. The acid kills odor causing bacteria, it absorbs and neutralizes unpleasant smells. Common deodorants are antiperspirants, which inhibit the body’s natural ability to detoxify. Use ACV as a mild refresher by applying it under the arms. Once absorbed it will minimize body odors naturally.
ACV can be used as a teeth whitener. The acid is great for lifting stains caused by foods we ingest. Just be sure to avoid over use as the acidity can also breakdown the enamel.
- Mix baking soda and a small amount of ACV in lieu of toothpaste
- Use 2X a week (no more)
ACV is perfect for cleaning make-up brushes. Since we know ACV kills bacteria, it can be used as an astringent to remove dirt & debris. This can eliminate possible breakouts.
- Mix ACV, dish liquid, water, & coco oil
- Cleanse thoroughly with solution until clean
- Rinse with warm water
- Dry overnight
Apple Cider Vinegar has both internal & external benefits when used as directed.