Transform your health, skin and hair in these three simple ways
I love apple cider vinegar. ????
It’s been my favourite vinegar for salads and even as a shot on an empty stomach. ????
I love the tart taste that accompanies my wonderful salad mix. It adds flavour and texture to my usually bland salads.
Using apple cider vinegar in my beautifying routine never once crossed my mind.
But it’s no surprise that if it’s doing a good job on your insides, the outside will benefit too.
The smell of vinegar isn’t enticing, but the natural acidity is something your hair, skin and scalp appreciate.
A little apple cider vinegar goes a long way if your skin is stressed.
Here I will run through the benefits of apple cider for your skin, scalp and hair that you might like to try.
I love that apple cider is multi-functional, making it a great hack for your whole body. Be sure to buy the organic variety in its purest form.
What does Apple cider do for your skin?
Apple cider provides a mild kind of chemical peel that exfoliates the skin.
It may help to eliminate dead skin cells that are invisible to the naked eye and can brighten your complexion.
If your skin is prone to acne
breakouts, the low PH level will help maintain a healthy acidity balance.
Add apple cider to a cotton square and dab it onto the problem areas.
Dab where there tends to be more oil (such as your T zone), and anywhere you may get eczema flare-ups.
When applied directly to acne, you get a nice antibacterial barrier that helps to eliminate any bacteria on the skin and ease the acne outbreak.
How do you use Apple cider on your hair and scalp?
Do you tend to get an oily scalp and hair
if you have not washed it for one day?
I know how you feel, as this is my current situation.
Apple cider vinegar is a great exfoliator for your scalp, which helps curb oiliness and eliminate all the build-up of dirt from hair products or lingering sweat.
Make sure you dilute the apple cider when putting it on your hair.
It adds shine and removes any product build-up that shampoo may not immediately eliminate.
If you suffer from dandruff (and who doesn’t occasionally), apple cider can help put that to bed with its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.
In addition, it’s much more natural for your scalp and hair than the store-bought varieties.
Anti-dandruff shampoos contain harsh chemicals that dry out your hair — leaving it feeling like string (maybe that’s just me here!)
Dead skin cells on your scalp
add to the accumulation of dandruff; many products don’t help dandruff either.
If you have curly hair like me, apple cider helps to eliminate frizz, maintain hair colour, increase shine and strengthen your hair.
So, don’t be scared to use it on coloured hair, as it won’t cause harm.
Is there anything you need to know before you start?
If you have sensitive skin, proceed cautiously, as Apple cider is quite acidic and irritating.
Test it on your hand like any other product before adding any to your face.
Ensure you rinse after 5–10 minutes for the first couple of times so your skin can become accustomed to it.
Try it out and see what a difference it makes.
If you have already tried this out, please let me know what occurred and if you would recommend it to others.
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