apple cider vinegar for skin
The process of making acv
Apple cider vinegar is made through fermenting the juices of apples, combining it with yeast. The fermentation process created acetic acid which is will known for its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
ACV has been used for centuries. From using it as a household cleaner, to it helping with skin irritations and easing the symptoms of digestive issues such as, bloating and IBS.
Apple cider vinegar has also been known to address wrinkles, acne and even sunburn.
How acv benefits the skin
The anti-inflammatory properties found in apple cider vinegar is able to ease any inflammation or redness on the skin. ACV also contains acetic acid and alpha hydroxy acids which makes it a great exfoliant for the skin. It’s able to absorb excess oils and unclog your pores. Apple cider vinegar is perfect for rebalancing the skin pH levels. Your skin needs more acidity to be able to fight off damaging free radicals that can cause early signs of ageing.
How to use apple cider vinegar for the face
Before applying to the face, we suggest doing a skin test/ patch. Pop some of the mixture on a cotton pad, or bud, and apply to either the wrist of behind the ear. If any reaction occurs, wash it off straight away and dispose of it.
ACV face wash
Using apple cider vinegar as a face wash is a great way to get rid of any bacteria and debris on the face. We recommend mixing 1tbsp of apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup of warm water. This ACV face wash will act as a gentle cleanser.
ACV for treating spots
As soon as you notice a spot coming in your face, pop some apple cider vinegar onto a cotton pad and dab it on the affected area. Due to ACV’s antibacterial properties, this should prevent the spot from forming fully.
An ACV toner is great to use to tighten the skin and protect it from impurities and bacteria. Try adding 1 part apple cider vinegar to 2 parts water. We recommend applying this mixture to your skin via cotton pad or you can use a water spritzer. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to add more water to the solution.
Ways to consume apple cider vinegar
Instead of using ACV as an on skin treatment, you may choose to incorporate it in your daily meals or drinks. Check out our recipes here to see some of our fave meals and drinks that you can make with ACV.
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