No need to spend a fortune on beauty products, apple cider vinegar is packed with tons of benefits for skin and hair. A staple of many grandmother’s recipes, it makes it possible for just a few dollars to soothe sensitive skin, make hair shinier and rid oily skin of its impurities. Here are three great reasons to introduce it into your beauty routine.
Known for adding a dash of spice to summer salads and for relieving certain digestive disorders, cider vinegar is less known for its skin properties. However, there is no shortage of them, which put an end to many skin and hair problems at a lower cost. Watch out for sensitive, oily and mature skin, but also for dull hair, cider vinegar is (necessarily) made for you!
A powerful cleaner
Essentially composed of water, cider vinegar is nevertheless rich in nutrients, organic acids and mineral salts, which give it a thousand and one virtues for the skin. This also makes it a powerful antibacterial agent that helps rid the skin of impurities (pollution, makeup) while fighting blackheads and other blemishes. And to top it all off, it purifies the skin and reduces the appearance of large pores, leaving a brighter, brighter complexion.
Apple cider vinegar can be used as a lotion to help with all these discomforts. In the evening and in the morning, after removing make-up and cleansing your skin, simply apply it to a cotton pad and brush your face. However, be careful, it is better to dilute the vinegar with a little water, so as not to affect too sensitive skin.
Anti-aging… and pain reliever
Rich in beta-carotene, and therefore in antioxidants, cider vinegar is also the ally of mature and tired skin, especially because it promotes cell renewal. No wonder it was once considered a youth elixir. With regular use, it is said to help reduce wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging while significantly improving the appearance of the skin.
Apple cider vinegar is also an essential ally during the summer season, soothing the itch associated with insect bites, especially mosquitoes, and acting as a repellent. On the other hand, if it has long been considered a grandmother’s remedy for sunburn, it is better to take the advice of a health professional as cider vinegar can aggravate the most severe burns.
Healthy and shiny hair
The benefits of apple cider vinegar for hair are many. Not content with the number 1 enemy of limestone, thanks to its acidic hydrogen (pH) potential, it also helps to tighten the hair cuticles to make them stronger and shinier. Again, it is better to dilute it with water and not pour the bottle of cider vinegar directly on your hair.
If the scent of this indispensable beauty may put some people off, its thousand and one virtues should convince those who have not (yet) experienced it. For just a few bucks, apple cider vinegar can replace your lotion, your mask, your anti-aging, and even your conditioner. Some more ?
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