Many households have a bottle of apple cider vinegar in their pantry, however, more often than not, it’s because a recipe calls for it and that’s it. If this sounds like you, you are missing out on the real power that apple cider vinegar can bring into your life and the healing miracles it can perform on and for your skin.
True apple cider vinegar is produced by using fermented, pressed apple juice until the sugar transforms to vinegar. Only choose apple cider vinegar which is organic and raw, unpasteurized and unfiltered on your skin rather than the refined type where the enzymes and other beneficial ingredients are removed.
Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar will form what is called “the mother” and you want to see this web-like formation in your apple cider vinegar bottle!
The organic type of apple cider vinegar must be shaken before use because the murky ingredients that are most beneficial to your skin sink to the bottom of the bottle. This substance contains the nutrients, bacteria trace minerals (gut-friendly bacteria included) and pectin which combine to perform near miracles for your health.
Apple cider vinegar is incredibly beneficial to your entire body – both inside and out. It truly is a healing potion in a bottle.
Applying Apple Cider Vinegar to the Skin
For an external or topical treatment, simply mix equal amounts of water and apple cider vinegar. Use a cotton ball or clean cloth to wash your face and dab it on problem areas such as razor burns, age spots, acne and other skin conditions.
Another reason to consider apple cider vinegar for skin care is that it’s extremely cost effective. A little goes a long way.
Using it to wash your face and/or tone your skin is the most natural way to feel fresh and keep your skin glowing. Your skin will feel cleaner and more refreshed than ever.
Benefits of Using Apple Cider Vinegar on Your Skin
Some good reasons for using apple cider vinegar on your skin include reducing age spots, unclogging pores, eliminating acne and pimples, reducing wrinkles and balancing your skin’s pH levels.
When you balance the body’s production of a substance called sebum, you’ll help prevent pimples and acne. This is because you’ll help your skin from becoming too oily. Use a spray bottle to reach places you can’t get to with your hands, for example, if you have acne on your back.
Reduce Skin Redness
If you suffer from red areas on your face apple cider vinegar can be used, due its anti-bacterial powers, to disinfect the skin from germs which may cause redness, irritation and itching. Removing the causative bacteria from your face will help prevent acne breakouts and other annoying skin conditions.
Hair Treatment and Muscle Soother
It’s not only your face where apple cider vinegar can work wonders. Use it when you suffer from dandruff and to soothe tired muscles.
Dandruff is embarrassing to have, but it can be helped with apple cider vinegar – and at a low cost. Simply mix equal parts of cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray on your hair after a shampoo. Rinse after fifteen minutes. Use regularly and the flakes will disappear in a very short time.
There are so many ways that apple cider vinegar can improve your skin and your overall health. We’ve just discussed ways it can help your skin, but it can do a whole lot more than that in regards to your general health needs.