Natural Beauty Hacks // Apple Cider Vinegar

March 24, 2015

apple cider vinegar Raw, unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar seems to be popping up on so many health blogs lately. With claims of alkalizing your system, helping digestion, aiding in detox, and reducing yeast and candida, many people have started adding a tablespoon or 2 to water to reap these benefits. Apple Cider Vinegar’s (ACV) health benefits go beyond just the internal (and don’t require forcing down a vinegar-y drink. Here are some ways to use ACV in your everyday beauty routine.

apple cider vinegarUse it after shampooing for super shiny hair and increased body. Just mix 1/2 tablespoon of ACV and mix with one cup water and store in your shower, using 2-3 times a week. Bonus, it also stimulates hair follicles aiding in growth.

 

Sooth a sunburn by taking a bath with 1 cup of ACV added in.

 

ACV has anti-fungal properties and is great to use as a foot soak pre-pedicure. Mix the ACV with equals parts water and soak for 10 minutes.

 

Use ACV as a toner, with its antibacterial and PH balancing properties, it helps clear blemishes, even out skin tone and reduce age spots.

 

Help razor burn and bumps by swiping a soaked a cotton ball with ACV over the area. ACV is anti-inflammatory and will help soothe the irritated skin. It also contains acetic acid which helps ingrown hairs by softening the skin around it.

 

ACV’s anti-inflammatory properties can also help with bruises and bug bites. For bruises, place a soaked cotton ball under a bandage for 1/2 hour. The acetic acid increases circulation to the area to promote healing as well. For bug bites, swipe cotton ball over the area, and the acid will neutralize the itch.