11 Crazy-Awesome Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar ($10) is that one household staple beauty lovers—everyone from celebrities to top beauty experts—can’t seem to get enough of. It’s a DIY junkie’s dream: Each bottle of fermented vinegar is known to cure everything from acne to dandruff (seriously, as in completely make them disappear). But before you sip with abandon (hello, burning throat), take a look at the different ways you can eliminate a myriad of issues by rinsing with, drinking (in moderation), and spot-treating with apple cider vinegar. To learn more about how you can primp and pamper with this kitchen cabinet favorite, keep scrolling!
Due to its antibacterial properties, apple cider vinegar makes a handy toner, warding away any breakouts or blemishes on the horizon. To make your own, simply mix together apple cider vinegar with distilled water for some immediate acne relief.
Got pesky dandruff that doesn’t seem to let up? Apple cider vinegar can end your hair woes, as its natural acidity clarifies and prohibits yeast-causing dandruff to form. For your own DIY treatment, try mixing together some cider vinegar with water inside a spray bottle. Spray the mixture evenly onto the hair; then rinse out thoroughly.
Want to bring out your natural highlights this summer? Try this DIY hair trick by rinsing your hair with a clarifying apple cider vinegar rinse. This enhances and brightens natural tones found throughout your hair, whether you are a blonde or a brunette.
It may be the last thing you would ever think to put on a sunburn, but thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, apple cider vinegar can help aid in a speedy recovery. For fast relief, simply mix together water and cider vinegar; then apply the solution to burned areas.
If you’re tired of using those weight-loss pills that simply don’t work, you can always incorporate natural apple cider vinegar into your everyday diet. Aiding natural digestion, consuming apple cider helps break down fats instead of storing them. To get your daily dose, add apple cider vinegar to some hot water, and drink it every morning before breakfast.
For fresher breath, apple cider vinegar can squash any odor-causing bacteria lingering on your tongue. To make your own mouthwash, simply swirl some diluted apple cider vinegar inside your mouth for 20 to 30 seconds.
Leaving on polishes for long periods of time can definitely stain your nails. To help your nail beds bounce back after polish removal, dip them into a small bowl of apple cider vinegar. Being that the vinegar is naturally acidic, you can expect to see stains disappear with continued use.
Although it’s a natural part of life, cellulite can be a pesky problem for any beauty lover. To take on those stretch marks, drop some apple cider vinegar into your favorite lotion or body oil for an effective topical treatment. ACV contains magnesium, calcium, and potassium, which are all detoxifying ingredients that eliminate water retention.
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This post was originally published on May 14, 2015.