surprising beauty benefits of apple cider vinegar

If you struggle with acne or pimples, keep a bottle of apple cider vinegar handy. It has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that prevent acne or pimples by keeping the skin pores free from bacteria, oil and other dust particles. In addition, it helps restore and balance your skin’s pH, which is essential to prevent skin breakouts.

Mix 1 part raw, unfiltered ACV and 2 parts filtered water in a bowl.
Soak a cotton ball in this solution and apply it on the affected skin.
Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.
Reapply a few times daily for a few days.

Apple cider vinegar is good for people who have oily skin, thanks to its astringent properties. In addition, it is a rich source of alpha hydroxy acids that increase blood flow to the skin and minimize pores. Plus, apple cider vinegar regulates the pH level of your skin.

Mix ½ cup each of apple cider vinegar and distilled or filtered water. You may also add a few drops of an essential oil such as lavender oil.
Apply this solution on your skin using a cotton ball.
Leave it on for a couple of minutes, then rinse it off with cool water.
You can use it once or twice a day. Shake well before each use.
If you have normal skin, add 1 part ACV and 2 parts water to make your skin toner. If you have extremely sensitive skin, try adding more water to the mixture (1 part ACV and 4 parts water) and use the toner less frequently. Make sure you do a patch test before using it.

Foot odor, or smelly feet, is a common problem that can be embarrassing and unpleasant for you and the people around you. Apple cider vinegar’s antimicrobial properties help disinfect your feet by eliminating odor-causing bacteria.

Prepare a foot soak with 1 cup of ACV and 4 to 5 cups of warm water.
Soak your feet in this solution for 10 to 15 minutes.
Finally, wash your feet thoroughly with an antibacterial soap and water.
Use this home treatment once daily for a few weeks

The sun is a wonderful ally, but when you spend too much time under the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, it causes sunburn. Sunburn can cause damage your skin, making it red and painful. At times, there may be pus-filled blisters.

ACV is an age-old treatment for sunburn. A natural astringent, it helps soothe the pain and speed up the healing process. In addition, it calms irritation, itching and inflammation.

Mix equal amounts of ACV and cool water. Massage this solution onto the affected areas to turn down the heat. Repeat several times daily for a few days until your condition improves.
Alternatively, add 1 to 2 cups of ACV to your bathtub filled with lukewarm water. Soak in it for about 30 minutes. Use this sunburn remedy once daily or as needed.