Apple cider vinegar can give your homemade salad dressing a kick, but it may be more useful outside of the kitchen. It’s a proven natural remedy for many common beauty problems, so save some room in your budget by using it in the following 11 ways:
Eliminate Hair Residue
Styling products leave an invisible film over your tresses, weighing them down and robbing you of healthy shine. You can occasionally eliminate that problem by mixing a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with water and using it as a rinse. The smell will go away in a short period of time, and your hair will be left lighter and cleaner than ever.
Take the Sting Out of Sunburn
There aren’t many things more painful than burnt skin, but apple cider vinegar will help eliminate some of the stress. Add ½ cup to four or five cups of water and rub it onto your burn for instant relief.
Calm Bug Bites
Do bugs find your skin far too appetizing? Use apple cider vinegar to calm the itch and help your bites heal as quickly as possible.
Fight Dandruff & Win
Mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar into your shampoo and shake it up to mix. Every time you wash, you’ll fight dandruff so that it doesn’t leave those embarrassing white flakes on your dark clothes. You can also mix it with equal parts water and wash it directly into your hair for a dandruff-busting treatment that doesn’t change your shampoo.
Freshen Up Your Tootsies
Soak your feet in a mix of water and apple cider vinegar to soften the skin and eliminate odor. This is an excellent treatment for anyone suffering from athlete’s foot or other types of fungus.
Tone Your Pores
Create a toner for any skin type by mixing one cup of vinegar with four cups of water. You can adjust the amounts depending on your bottle size, but make sure the vinegar is diluted with four times the water. You can make a toner for your specific skin type by using one of these teas in place of water:
- Chamomile tea for dry skin
- Rooibos tea for oily skin
- Green tea for an age-fighting toner
Zap Stinky Breath
Eliminate dragon breath by making affordable toothpaste with just two ingredients:
- ½ T apple cider vinegar
- 1 T baking soda
If you’re still struggling with bad breath, try gargling diluted apple cider vinegar as well.
Make Your Pimple Disappear
Don’t you hate it when one ugly blemish pops up, ruining your confidence in an instant? You can often clear up the problem by treating it apple cider vinegar. Just use it as a topical treatment, and many pimples will disappear by morning.
Soften Your Skin at Bath Time
You don’t need expensive bath salts, and you don’t want bubble baths to irritate your skin due to chemical ingredients. Soothe your skin the natural way by adding a capful of apple cider vinegar to the tub.
Calm Your Psoriasis
Psoriasis is uncomfortable and can interfere with your lifestyle, but vinegar can definitely help. Soak the affected skin in diluted vinegar or create a compress and hold it over the area for a short period of time.
You may not enjoy the taste of this vinegar, but it does great things for your body internally. Mix it with water and some lemon juice to do your body good daily.
Do you know of other ways to use apple cider vinegar for beauty purposes? Send us your natural remedies, thoughts and ideas. This is one cheap product that you can use in so many ways.