Is Apple Cider Vinegar worth the hype? Apple cider vinegar has become a must-have product for natural skincare lovers.
With supposed benefits like shiny hair and clearer skin, can you really blame people for smelling like a salad dressing if it means better skin?
But is it really worth the hype?
Here are some of the best reasons why you should be using apple cider vinegar in your beauty routine.
A pH balancer
So many of us are using multiple cleansers, masks and just about every other beauty product you can think of. Over time, this can disrupt your skin’s natural defenses. This can open your skin to breakouts and dry skin.
Using apple cider vinegar as a toner is a great way to restore your skin’s natural defences, remove excess dirt and fight against acne.
Spot zapping properties
Some people swear by apple cider vinegar for clearing up their spots. This might be due to the gentle antimicrobial action it has. It also helps to balance your skin.
You can use it undiluted to dap on a spot but for everything else, dilute it before use.
Oily skin saviour?
If you suffer from oily skin, apple cider vinegar may be your new best friend. (It may dry out already dry skin, so be careful). Mix together two parts water with one-part apple cider vinegar.
Taking a flannel, apply the solution and dab very lightly over your clean, dry face. Follow with your moisturiser.
Clean your makeup brushes
Considering your makeup brushes spend their fair share of time touching your face, it’s understandable that you may not want to wash them using a harsh soap.
Grab a glass of warm water and add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Dunk your brushes, rinse and rinse out under a tap until all the gunk is gone.
Get shiny hair
If your locks are looking a little lack luster, apple cider vinegar may help. Try diluting a third of a cup of ACV with four cups of water and work it into clean, wet hair. Let it work its magic for about 15 minutes, then rinse and follow with conditioner.
You may not want to do this if you dye your hair. The acidity can dry out the brassy tones in your hair.
Suffer from itchy scalp? While using a specific shampoo, conditioner, masks and serums can do wonders for your hair, they may be playing with your scalp’s pH.
Try mixing a couple of tablespoons of ACV with the same amount of water and olive oil before rubbing onto your scalp.
Leave for 20 minutes and then rinse out, following with conditioner.
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Is Apple Cider Vinegar worth the hype?