As summer season is approaching, it is about to bring along various skin related problems as it does every year due to the heat and humidity. Sunburn, tan, pimples, spots, acne and other skin infections. It generally becomes very difficult for us to protect our skin from all these problems especially with our busy routine, but there is an ingredient that you can easily find in your kitchen that can do wonders to your skin! Apple Cider Vinegar. This extremely easy to find and affordable kitchen essential can really do wonders for your skin and we’re here to tell you how!
Apple cider vinegar has numerous health and skin benefits. It contains multiple vitamins, mineral salts and enzymes which are beneficial for your skin.
It also contains acetic acid and malic acid which gives it that rusty color and sour taste. Acetic acid is known for is anti-bacterial properties where as malic acid has anti-fungal properties. Both extremely important and beneficial for our skin.
Apple cider vinegar can easily replace your every day toner and make it to your daily skin care routine. A toner is supposed to cleanse and tighten the pores to protect it from bacteria and other impure particles. Apple cider vinegar is an astringent as it contains acetic acid – it is easily the best skin toner.
Here’s a quick DIY:
Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with water in a bowl. Soak a cotton pad in the solution and apply it on the affected area. Leave it on for approximately 15 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Reapply twice daily for about two to three weeks to see the results.
This mixture not only helps get rid of scars and acne marks, it also helps reduce the chances of recurring acne and pimples.
You can also use apple cider vinegar if you have a sun burn. It helps sooth the skin and speeds up the healing process.
It doesn’t end here! Apple cider vinegar can also easily replace your exfoliator as it soothes your skin out and will leave it feeling soft and supple. The alpha hydroxyl-acid present in it removes the dead skin cells and encourages production of new healthy skin cells. Another thing alpha hydroxyl-acids helps with is removing age spots and minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. So be sure to use it as an exfoliator daily by making it a part of your everyday skin care routine.
Lastly, if you are someone who has skin tags, apple cider vinegar needs to a part of your daily skin care routine. Rather than going through painful treatments, just dab some apple cider vinegar on the skin tag. It helps it dry out completely and just fall off.
So there you have it ladies, a simple, affordable and extremely efficient toner, exfoliator and cleanser all in one. No reason not to include it in your daily skin care routine is there?