Apple Cider Vinegar: Five Ways to Green Your Summer Beauty Routine

24 Jun

Apple Cider Vinegar imageThere are a variety of beauty products on the market, but few can be purchased by the gallon for less than five dollars.  Apple cider vinegar has become popular over the years as a health curative known to treat a variety of conditions with little to no side effects.   Apple cider vinegar is rendered from pulverized apples that have fermented; with fermentation acetic acid is produced creating vinegar.  In addition to vinegar, the fermentation process also creates other acids, minerals, and amino acids, all which aid in improving a variety of conditions.  Below are five uses for apple cider vinegar for your summer beauty routine.

1. Hair: Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful clarifier for ridding the hair and scalp of build-up.  Use a one to one ratio of apple cider vinegar; massage scalp and hair thoroughly with rinse.  Apple cider vinegar has also been known to help treat lice due to the acidic content.

2.  Face:  Summertime heat can cause skin to become oily, and oil can attract bacteria which may lead to acne.  Try soaking cotton balls in a one to one ratio of apple cider vinegar and water, and wiping over face thoroughly.

3. Bikini Line: What would summer be without a swimming suit?  However, unsightly razor bumps can put the kibosh on your plans if you’re not careful.  To make sure that you are pool and beach side ready, use a one to one ration of apple cider vinegar on your bikini line after you shave to sooth the area.

4. Teeth:  Apple cider vinegar has been said to remove stains from teeth.  Pour a small amount of apple cider vinegar into a mug, dip your toothbrush into the vinegar, and brush for a brighter smile.

5. Sunburn: If you find yourself burned this summer, add 1 cup of vinegar to your bath water to help soothe irritated skin.  Apple cider vinegar is also known to soften and correct the pH balance of skin.

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One Response to “Apple Cider Vinegar: Five Ways to Green Your Summer Beauty Routine”

  1. suppingood July 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    This is great! I already use as toner and mixing with clay for face. I just started mixing ACV with rosemary water for a hair rinse and it’s brought my hair back to life. Good call on the sunburn care, I’m sure we’ll all need some as it gets warmer.

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