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.


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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