Ingredient Breakdown: Apple Cider Vinegar
Are you aware that apple cider vinegar is not just for marinades, dressings, or cleaning the home? Apple cider vinegar has become a hot topic in the skin care industry and we’re about to share a few reasons why.
What is apple cider vinegar? Apple cider vinegar is often referred to as cider vinegar and is a type of vinegar made from apple cider or must, freshly pressed juice that is fermented and contains most parts of the fruit.
Apple cider vinegar has been used for thousands of years. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, would prescribe apple cider vinegar mixed with honey for its health benefits. Still today. it is used for its many health benefits as well as its benefits for skin care.
A facial toner cleanses the skin and minimizes the appearance of pores. Toners are also used to remove makeup and eliminate dirt, oil, and other pollutants that linger on your face. Apple cider vinegar helps to restore the natural pH levels of the skin to even out skin tone and improve skin complexion. When used as a facial or skin toner, apple cider vinegar is often combined with other ingredients such as witch hazel or essential oils.
Prevents Cell Damage and Diseases
Apple cider vinegar contains chemicals known as polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that help to reduce cell damage that cause diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancers, and Alzheimer’s.
Clears up the Skin
As a natural astringent, a substance that causes the contraction of body tissues, apple cider vinegar helps to reduce fine lines and age spots. Apple cider vinegar can also be used to reduce the appearance of acne scars. When apple cider vinegar is applied to the face, often diluted first, it adds a protective acidic layer to the skin that absorbs excess oil helping the skin feel more smooth.
When it comes to skin care, don’t forget the skin on your feet. Apple cider vinegar is both an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal meaning it can help to disinfect feet and eliminate rank odor. This natural remedy for toenail and skin fungus is cost effective and can be combined with essential oils for additional odor relief.
Apple cider vinegar can help to treat a dry scalp. The acid in the vinegar strips away residue caused by hair styling products and shampoos. A simple and inexpensive mixture of this antibacterial vinegar and water can help you get rid of dandruff by keeping dandruff causing bacteria from growing on your scalp.
Are you wondering how you can make apple cider vinegar a part of your lifestyle? Here are a few suggestions:
- Dilute apple cider vinegar with water and use it as a facial wash.
- Make a vinegar rinse by mixing 1 part apple cider vinegar with 1 part warm water and apply after shampooing. Rinse thoroughly.
- Mix it with water and drink it with a meal.
- Use a cotton pad to apply a facial toner mixture of one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups warm water.
- Soak your feet in diluted apple cider vinegar to eliminate foot odor and fungus.
Excited to try all these new uses of apple cider vinegar? We sure are! Let us know how it goes by sharing your experiences in the comments below!