9 Ways to Use Vinegar for Your Hair and Skin
Vinegar, commonly used for cooking purposes, offers many beauty benefits. It can help prevent blemishes, make nail polish last longer, speed up bruises and give shine to your hair.
- Vinegar can be used as a facial toner.
- Apple cider vinegar can be used to soothe irritated skin.
- It can help combat and mitigate dandruff.
- It makes an excellent hair rinse.
Vinegar, commonly used for cooking purposes, offers many beauty benefits. It can truly improve the look of your hair and skin. It can help prevent blemishes, make nail polish last longer, speed up bruises and give shine to your hair.
Adding a few drops of apple cider vinegar to warm bathing water can help restore balance of skin. This is because of the pH level of apple cider vinegar which is similar to the pH level of the protective acid mantle layer.
If you can’t find a facial toner that works for you, you can make one at home. Mix together one tablespoonful of apple cider vinegar and two cupfuls water. Swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face using a cotton ball. Natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid stimulate circulation, to minimize pores and tighten skin.
Mix half a cupful of apple cider vinegar with four cupfuls of water. Apply the mixture to sunburnt skin using a washcloth. It helps restore pH levels of skin, promotes healing and keeps it from blistering.
Apple cider vinegar, (two teaspoonfuls) when mixed with a cup of water makes an excellent hair rinse. Douse your hair after washing and follow with a light conditioner. The acetic acid gets rid of residue from product buildup and makes your hair shinny and lustrous.
Apple cider vinegar has anti-fungal properties that help combat and mitigate dandruff. You can prepare anti-dandruff solution combining equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water. Massage it into your scalp before shampooing.
Healing Razor Bumps
Apple cider vinegar can be used to soothe irritated skin through its anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, acetic acid softens skin to help ingrown hairs to grow out more easily.
When you have a bad bruise, you can apply undiluted apple cider vinegar on it for healing. Apple cider vinegar's anti-inflammatory properties calm injured skin and acetic acid increases circulation and healing.
Bug Bite Remedy
When a bug bites you, look no further than apple cider vinegar for relief. Using apple cider vinegar with the help of cotton ball on bug-bitten skin provides instant relief. The acids in apple cider vinegar helps to get rid of the itch besides easing swelling and speeding healing.
Owing to the antiseptic properties of apple cider vinegar, it can be used as a deodorizer and disinfect feet. Moreover, its anti-fungal properties make it an excellent remedy against fungal conditions such as athlete’s foot.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Mar 19, 2015
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