As we try to live a greener life, we’re constantly looking for ways to add natural beauty products and organic foods into our lives. This might explain why apple cider vinegar is such a popular product in our beauty regimes. Women are literally obsessed with the many beauty benefits of using apple cider vinegar. From drinking apple cider vinegar to lose weight or help with digestion to slathering it all their bodies for glowing skin, apple cider vinegar is literally a miracle worker. Sure, you might smell kind of like salad dressing, but there are actually some legit benefits to using apple cider vinegar on your skin and hair.
Beyond banishing bad breath, apple cider vinegar can also help remove stains and whiten teeth. That said, because it’s acidic, it needs to be properly diluted and used sparingly—otherwise you run the risk of damaging enamel.
The proper proportions: one part apple cider vinegar to two parts water. Gargle for about 60 seconds; rinse your mouth thoroughly with water, and wait at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth. Discover the seven foods that whiten your teeth (and four to avoid).
Get rid of dandruff
It’s been proven that apple cider vinegar can not only help fight dandruff and itchy scalp, but it can also help with making dull and frizzy hair better looking. It’s actually safer to use an apple cider vinegar hair rinse every day than it is to use a normal shampoo that’s full of chemicals.
To make a natural apple cider vinegar hair rinse, mix together equal parts apple cider vinegar and water, then use it in place of shampoo and conditioner to add shine and banish buildup.
Skin in need of a serious pore-purging? For a DIY acne remedy, apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties, which makes it perfect for fighting the bacteria that cause blemishes. It works to reduce the levels of acne-causing bacteria and exfoliates the dead skin cells sitting ontop the skin’s surface.
Use a cotton swab to apply it to the jawline prior to the cheeks to make sure the skin doesn’t feel like it is “burning.” “If the jawline reacts (red, burning, itchy after five minutes) then stop using it. If not, apply a thin layer all over the face avoiding anything dripping on or around the eyes.
Cleanse makeup brushes
Dirty makeup brushes (and sponges) are breeding grounds for bacteria. ACV’s natural antifungal and antibacterial properties make it a great choice for disinfecting. Soak brushes for one minute in a 1:1 ratio of apple cider vinegar to distilled water; then rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.
Since apple cider vinegar restores the skin’s pH levels, it works quickly to reverse some of the damage caused by overexposure to the sun’s harmful rays. Mix together a half cup of apple cider vinegar and four cups water. Douse a washcloth with the solution, and apply to sunburned skin to make the most of its anti-inflammatory properties. If you have large areas of your skin that have sunburns, you can mix the apple cider vinegar with your bath water and soak your body in it for a few minutes.