Being a versatile remedy, this natural product in combination with various herbs will fight off colds or lessen heartburns.
We know that vinegar is a great ingredient for foods and can even help in dealing with some health problems, but how can vinegar improve our looks?
Let’s take a look at how we can benefit from it and why it is a great choice when dealing with skin conditions!
How to prepare an apple cider vinegar bath
Directions: fill the tub with warm water (not too hot) and add up to 2 cups of ACV.
Soak for about 20 or 30 minutes and make sure to leave your hair down, so the vinegar can have beneficial effects on your mane as well. Cleanse your face with a washcloth soaked in apple vinegar water to eliminate any impurities from your face as well.
After half an hour, either rinse the vinegar or just let it dry on the skin.
Tip: Repeat the bath once or twice a week for best results.
Benefits of apple cider vinegar
- Treats dry skin, eczema, and dandruff
By providing healthy acids, apple cider vinegar will clear eczema and various skin conditions. Its antibacterial properties will eliminate bacteria and fungus that affect the epithelial tissue. It’s also beneficial for eliminating zits, so a small drop of ACV applied directly on a zit will heal and clear the area.
- Nourishes the skin by being rich in nutrients
With a high level of minerals and vitamins, an apple cider vinegar bath will restore our skin’s natural glow. The vinegar will moisturize and nourish the skin, providing it with essential nutrients. Also, vitamin B and C will make the hair softer and shinier!
- Kills fungus and bacteria
The natural acids found in ACV can help treat urinary tract infections, athlete’s foot or warts. The vinegar won’t allow the bacteria to spread and a bath can actually kill the cause altogether.
- Restores and maintains an optimal pH level
Normally, the skin is a little bit acidic, so the apple cider vinegar will improve the pH level while having an alkaline effect on the whole body. Besides keeping your skin hydrated, it will improve your digestive system.
- Deals with unpleasant body odors
Although sweat doesn’t have any odor, the bacteria that gather and thrive in moist environments will produce a bad smell in the area. To protect the underarms and eliminate bacteria, rinse the area with diluted apple ACV, after taking a shower.
- Reduces joint pains and swelling
A vinegar bath, or just soaking the affected area in a bowl with vinegar will alleviate joint pain. This natural remedy is an effective option for people with arthritis.
Also, after a day at the beach, spray some apple cider vinegar to alleviate sunburns. It will leave the skin revigorated and fresh.
Other uses of ACV
- As a toner
Mix one tablespoon of ACV in one cup of purified water. Use a cotton ball to cleanse your skin. It will also soothe any redness or zits.
- As a conditioner
Combine 25% apple cider vinegar with 75% water and rinse your hair to restore its health and shine.
- As an antibacterial agent
Toenails fungus can be killed by soaking your toes in one cup of water combined with one cup of ACV.
Apple cider vinegar is an easy and natural solution to a number of skin conditions. Use it with confidence, just don’t forget to avoid eye contact!