Despite being a staple in every kitchen, apple cider vinegar is undoubtedly one of the most versatile household items, one you can use for anything from a salad dressing to a face toner. There are a number of versions of ACV, but the raw, organic, unfiltered one is definitely most health beneficial, according to health experts.
Apple cider vinegar is used for indigestion, sunburn, fungus treatment and more. Read on and find out whether apple cider vinegar is as beneficial for your skin.
1. Hair rinse
Instead of spending tons of money on fancy shampoos that guarantee to remove buildup and pollutants from your hair, try rinsing your hair with ACV. The thing is ACV can do wonders for your hair quality; plus, it’s low-cost and more effective than the commercial hair products.
The treatment is very simple. Just pour a cup of ACV on your hair once a week, massage it into your scalp and strands, and rinse in the end. The end result is softer, shinier, and cleaner hair.
ACV makes an effective face toner. It deeply cleans your face leaving your skin refreshed and acne free. For this treatment, dilute equal ratios of ACV and filtered water and use the mixture instead of a toner, preferably before bedtime. What you’ll see is a noticeable difference the next morning. Your skin will be softer and oil free as ACV reduces the secretion of sebum.
3. Tooth whitener/stain remover
Aside from oil pulling, ACV makes another effective natural treatment for stained and discolored teeth. You can either swish it around your mouth or you can apply it on your teeth using a cotton swab. However, the treatment is not recommended for those with an easily upset stomach.
4. Sunburn soother/bath soak
You can effective relieve sunburn with apple cider vinegar. Just pour some into bathwater and soak for several minutes. What you get is a general soothing bath that not only soothes your sunburn, but also relieves hive-irritated skin. You’ll also find ACV beneficial for sore muscles, especially after a very intense HIIT workout. The thing is this kitchen ingredient contains potassium, a vital electrolyte for faster recovery of muscle soreness.
5. Morning tonic
Make yourself a morning tonic that combines warm water, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar.
This morning drink boosts your metabolism and improves your digestion all day long.
6. Overnight spot treatment
Except for treating warts, apple cider vinegar can also do wonders for pimple and acne breakout. Simply dab some on the affected skin using a cotton ball. It will prevent formation of acne and speed up the healing process.
7. Dandruff treatment
Using ACV as a scalp treatment can provide great anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effects. If you’re using it regularly as a hair rinse, it’ll fight all the causes of dandruff including dry or oily skin, eczema, dermatitis and malassezia, a yeast-like fungus.
If you want to avoid the harsh chemicals used in commercial antiperspirants, ACV is the perfect natural alternative. Just some ACV on your armpits and let your sweat glands function the way they’re supposed to. You should however be prepared that there will be some ACV scent around you.