Beauty, DIY, Hair

9 Beauty benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV)

Apple cider vinegar is that magical potion which can revive your dull skin and rough hair with its miraculous properties. ACV (Apple cider vinegar) is an enormously powerful ingredient with the anti-bacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal agent. It is rich in acetic, citric and malic acids along with vitamins, enzymes and mineral salts. Even if you are not fond of cooking you can definitely give some space to apple cider vinegar for taking away your beauty woes. Adding to the benefits of ACV, it can treat the common cold, muscle pain, diabetes, arthritis pain, high cholesterol and stimulate weight loss.

It’s high time when you need to add ACV to your beauty stock for DIY. Your new improved beauty regime which includes apple cider vinegar will maintain the PH of your skin and hair clearing off dandruff and acne. The preparation of ACV involves extracting the liquid out of apples and fermenting it by adding bacteria and yeast.

#1 Prevents dandruff

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Source – (weddings, n.d.)

Dandruff is a very prominent and common problem in winters because the scalp dries and the dead skin flakes out. The dandruff shampoos available in the market can be really harsh on the scalp and ultimately damage your hair. ACV is a cost-effective way of maintaining the Ph level and stimulate the hair growth. It will effectively strip off the fungi or product residue from the scalp leaving the pores clean and hair follicles unclogged. It also adds to natural shine of your hair and makes them smoother.

#2 Treats acne

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Source – (Beauty, 2017)

The most common problem of all is the visible appearance of pimples and acne scarring the beauty of your face. In some cases, the problem is so acute that everything and anything fail to treat those stubborn pimples. Deposition of bacteria in the open skin pores causes blackheads and pimples and ACV prevents them because of its anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. If you too are struggling with this problem then you should keep ACV handy. If you have spent a fortune on creams and treatments and nothing has worked for you, apple cider vinegar should certainly be on your list.

#3 Stop smelly feet

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One of the most embarrassing problems that can be unpleasant for you and the people around you. ACV is very effective in masking the smell due to its anti-microbial and antifungal properties. It disinfects the feet by eradicating odour causing bacteria.

#4 Soothes sunburn

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Source – (Kamouni, 2016)

The soaring temperature in summers especially in the tropical regions like India can cause very severe sunburns. The anti-inflammatory properties of apple cider vinegar soothe the sunburn bringing down the redness, irritation and in some cases swelling too. By balancing the PH level of the skin, it swiftly treats the damage caused by overexposure to the harmful rays of the sun.

#5 Cleans your makeup tools

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You can clean your makeup tools especially brushes with a mix of soap and water but apple cider vinegar will also disinfect the bacteria deposited on the surface. If the bacteria is not removed efficiently, it deposits on the pores and further leads to acne and other skin related issues.

#6 Exfoliates and tones skin

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Source – (Spa, 2017)

If you have tried everything for exfoliating and toning your skin, it’s time to give this magical ingredient a fair try. ACV dissolves oil from oily skin and tightens pores in dry skin acting as an astringent. The alpha-hydroxy acids exfoliate the dead skin which makes it perfect for every skin type.

#7 Razor bump

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Source – (Circus, 2017)

There are days when we have to rush to an event and nothing seems more appealing than getting rid of the body hair by using a razor. This quick treatment, however, can make your skin bumpy and itchy. In some cases, it even causes bleeding from the pores. Application of ACV can disinfect the area soothing it with its anti-inflammatory properties. It takes away any redness caused preventing the growth of ingrown hair too.

#8 Whitens teeth

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Source – (Vibe, n.d.)

Off-white teeth are very common and if you have tried all kinds of kinds of toothpaste then it’s time to give this a try. Mix it with a small amount of baking soda and get ready to flaunt your smile with those shiny pearly white teeth. Followed by this, brush your teeth and rinse thoroughly.

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