It's 2018, and amongst endless preventative health trends, beauty hacks, and trade secrets, there is still one classic, affordable solution to many beauty and health ailments that can be found in your pantry at home: Apple Cider Vinegar. It might sound like an old wive's tale, but its true, apple cider vinegar is a miracle in a bottle thats got health and beauty communities raving. ACV can boost your metabolism, clear up acne, lower blood sugar levels, and even clean your hair! Allow us to show you a few examples as to you why you've got to add Apple Cider Vinegar to your daily routine!
If you are struggling with dandruff, try mixing 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar into a spray bottle. Spritz onto hair and scalp and wrap your head in a towel for about 15 minutes. The acidity in apple cider vinegar inhibits the growth of yeast, which can cause embarrassing dandruff. For best results, try this twice a week.
You don't need dandruff to use ACV as a hair treatment though. This works wonders for shine and body in the hair as well! This stuff removes impurities while adding shine, and protecting hair's natural oils.
Pureology has a wonderful Vinegar Hair Rinse that is Rich in omega fatty acids and vitamin E, the cactus pear flower extract moisturizes hair and creates unbeatable shine without drying your hair out. All you need to do is apply vinegar rinse below the root on wet hair, distribute with a comb, let sit for a few minutes, rinse! The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar will remove residue from product buildup and help you get shiny, lustrous locks.
Redken also has a vinegar rinse that can help to protect color treated hair. The New Color Extend Vinegar Rinse treatment rebalances hair’s natural pH and gently clarifies for enhanced smoothness and shine. Use Vinegar Rinse weekly before or in place of conditioner to instantly brighten and refresh hair for more radiant color.
Apple cider vinegar can boost your everyday energy. It contains amino acids that act as an antidote to fatigue caused by build-up of lactic acids in the body that can be caused by stress or lots of activity. After a hard workout, or even in the morning before you start your day, kick start your natural energy by adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to your juice, or favorite drink. The Potassium and enzymes in ACV will be a sure-fire way to get your energy back.
Use ACV to stimulate circulation in the face, minimize pores, and soothe acne. If you're looking for a cheap and easy DIY facial toner, mix 1 tablespoon ACV and 2 cups water. After using your favorite face cleanser (we LOVE this Dermal Clay Cleanser from Dermalogica, dip a cotton ball into the vinegar mixture and swipe all over face. No need to rinse, just let your skin absorb and watch the magic. The naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will help to tighten the skin and suck out toxins that can lead to acne and breakouts.
If you're looking to balance the skin all over, you can add eight ounces of apple cider vinegar to your bath and soak for about 15 minutes. The pH levels in ACV are similar to those in the protective mantle in your skin.
Tired of your nails chipping the day after your manicure? Try soaking your hands in a bowl of vinegar for a few minutes before your next mani (whether going to the nail salon, or at home). This will help to restore the natural oils in your nails resulting in a longer lasting manicure!
The natural anti-microbial element in ACV can be used as a sanitizer and cleaner for tons of things from yoga mats to makeup brushes! Mix equal parts vinegar and water for a green clean machine that works on just about anything that needs freshening up! You can even put the mixture in travel size spritzers for on-the-go clean.
Posted by Liz Venuto