Apple cider vinegar is a store cupboard essential, and many people take it in water as a health drink too. It turns out that apple cider vinegar is also a great beauty tool, and celebrities like singer Halsey make use of it in their own beauty routines.
Here are seven fab uses for apple cider vinegar that you may not know about:
1. Foot Soak
The acid in apple cider vinegar makes it a good odor neutralizer, and it’s also good for dealing with fungus and warts too. Make your own soothing vinegar soak from ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, diluted in a small bowl of warm water.
2. Acne Treatment
Apple cider vinegar can help deal with acne. It has been known to kill bacteria and help balance the pH levels in the skin. It can also absorb some of the excess oils from the skin surface, and all these things benefit acne sufferers.
Mix one-part vinegar to 3-4 parts water, and apply the solution directly to the skin with a cotton wool pad and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse. Repeat up to three times a day.
3. Hair Treatment
Some hair shine treatments bought in the shops contain chemicals like formaldehyde, and others seem wildly expensive. They also add another dulling layer of product onto already product-laden hair.
If you have used a lot of oils and serums in the past month on your hair and it is heavy and dank, look no further than cider vinegar to strip that product off. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar will balance the hair’s pH levels, stimulate the scalp and strip off product build-up.
Dilute 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar with four cups of water. Massage onto your hair after shampoo, and leave for ten minutes with a shower cap on. Rinse out with cold water for extra-shiny locks.
4. Sunburn Soother
You might not like the idea of putting an acidic substance like vinegar on your red and sunburned skin, but it will actually help. Apple cider vinegar contains amino acids like arginine and glutamine, which are great for helping wounds heal.
5. Teeth Whitener
You can use apple cider vinegar to remove coffee and wine stains from fabric, and you can also use if to lessen stains on teeth. For best results, mix into a little baking soda, then brush and rinse.
6. Psoriasis Treatment
It’s not always easy to drink apple cider vinegar in water, but the benefits to your health could be great. Apple cider vinegar is great for skin health, and if you suffer from psoriasis it may ease the pain. Mix a tablespoon with water and drink it quickly!
7. Make-Up Brush Cleaner
Apple cider vinegar contains anti-bacterial properties, and it’s great for cleaning the tools you use to put your make-up on every day. Mix up a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with warm water, and squeeze in half a lemon for a fresh scent if you like. Swirl your make-up brushes around in it to clean them.