Apple Cider Vinegar is a healthy, natural, inexpensive, effective, multi-use product you can get anywhere. Sound good so far?
It may not be so glamorous to keep on your bathroom shelf but you may thank me later:
Because as much as we love our Tom Ford makeup and La Mer skincare products, there is something naturally appealing about a simple item you probably already have at home stored in your fridge or cupboard. Something you may not use very often.
With multiple health-boosting benefits, the all-natural ingredient has been a go-to beauty remedy since ancient times.
Some reasons why you need to add this easy grocery staple to your daily routine:
Got a pesky pimple? Mix ACV with water and apply on a cotton pad to sweep across your face to remove bacteria, oil, dirt and leftover makeup.
Avoid the mid-day slump by opting for a glass of apple cider vinegar instead of coffee. Drink one tablespoon with a glass of water to allow its enzymes and potassium to wake you up sans the crash. Sometimes I switch up drinking warm lemon water in the morning for this.
Prevent bloating and discomfort post-meals by drinking two tablespoons of ACV with water 15-20 minutes prior to eating. This increases stomach acid, which is crucial in digesting all your food properly and completely.
Gargle one teaspoon of ACV with a cup of water to remove plaque, which is a major culprit of bad breath.
Refuse to spend $50 on a teeth whitening kit? Swish the vinegar through with water to remove stains and kill bacteria on teeth and gums – this apparently is as effective as using coconut oil.
No matter how cute your shoes are stinky feet are never desirable. Tackle foul odour by soaking your feet in half a cup of ACV and five cups of warm water for 15 minutes. Its anti-fungal properties will eliminate the stench.
Whether it’s a bug bite or a sunburn, its ability to balance pH levels soothes pain, swelling and redness.
Prevent dandruff and itching by combining two ounces of apple cider vinegar and equal parts water to apply on your scalp. Its acidity eliminates germs, flakes and dryness.
Bonus: rinse your hair with it to restore shine and remove product build up. I do this about once a month. Your hair will undoubtedly smell like ACV but it does dissipate after blow drying, thank god.
Last but not least, it’s a great addition for salad dressings.
Because as we all know, beauty happens on the inside first!
Have you tried it?
Use organic, unfiltered, apple cider vinegar