Beauty Hacks: 5 Things you should know about ‘Apple Cider Vinegar’
Every few months there’s a new “must-have” product or ingredient, and lately apple cider vinegar has been garnering a lot of interest in the beauty department.
We know it’s a solid ingredient when it comes to our food and is a staple in our kitchen cabinets, but now we want to make it a staple in our bathroom counters too!
Apple cider vinegar has several health and beauty-boosting benefits and remedies. Here are a few reasons you should try it:
1. It cures a dry scalp
Summer is here and we all want our hair to look healthy, shiny and clean. If you are experiencing an itchy scalp or have a sudden outbreak of dandruff, apple cider vinegar is your solution.
Just combine two ounces of ACV to equal parts water and apply it to your scalp. The acidity in the product aids in eliminating the dryness of your scalp, as well as getting rid of germs and flakes of dandruff. You can also rinse your hair with it to restore its shine.
2. Treats blemishes
ACV can also actually be used as a great toner, and can additionally help you get rid of blemishes. The summer sun can be harsh on the skin, and if you aren’t drinking enough water you might just have annoying pimples popping up on your face.
To get rid of these pesky pimples, mix some ACV with water, apply it on a cotton pad (as you would with a toner) and smooth it all over your face. It will clean out the bacteria, dirt, oil and even any make-up that may be leftover from your cleanser!
3. Eliminates bad breath
Who wants a smelly mouth? No one! And with all the summer soirees on your agenda, you want to look your best and be able to converse with people without leaving a bad stench.
To get rid of bad breath, put one teaspoon of ACV in a cup of water and gargle with this mixture for a few seconds. ACV will help to remove the plaque in your mouth, which is basically one of the main sources of a foul smelling mouth.
4. Whitens Teeth
We all love a little laugh and love to pose for the camera too – but with a great, big, clean smile. Rather than spending a nerve-wracking visit at your dentist’s clinic (unless of course you absolutely need to), give ACV a try to help you with a home-based teeth whitening technique.
Gargle a mixture of ACV with water to kill the bacteria in your mouth, gums and teeth, and to also remove the stains from your teeth. Then you can go about flashing your pearly whites!
5. Effective Face Scrub
Clear skin for the win – always! Clearly ACV is an all-rounder ingredient and will also make your skin look healthy as well as fight the blemishes.
For the perfect DIY face scrub, mix equal parts honey, cinnamon and apple cider vinegar in a bowl and use it as a face scrub. It will help to peel off the dead skin, making your face look refreshed, healthy and bright!