(ETX Daily Up) – No more spending a fortune on beauty products, apple cider vinegar is packed with a host of skin and hair benefits. An essential ingredient in many grandmothers’ recipes, it allows, for only a few euros, to soothe sensitive skin, make hair shinier, and rid oily skin of impurities. Here are three good reasons to include it in your beauty routine.
Apple cider vinegar is well-known for its skin-relieving properties, and for relieving some digestive disorders. However, there is no shortage of them, which leads to the end of many skin and hair problems, at a lower cost. A note for sensitive, oily, and mature skin, but also for dull hair, apple cider vinegar (necessarily) is made for you!
Apple cider vinegar is primarily made of water, yet it is rich in nutrients, organic acids and mineral salts, giving it a thousand skin benefits. This also makes it a powerful antibacterial that helps rid the skin of impurities (pollution, makeup) while fighting blackheads and other blemishes. Above all, it purifies the complexion and reduces the appearance of large pores, giving a clearer and brighter complexion.
Apple cider vinegar can be used as a lotion to overcome all these inconveniences. In the evening and in the morning, after removing makeup and cleansing your skin, simply apply it to a cotton pad and wipe your face. Be careful, however, it is best to dilute the vinegar with a little water, or buy a vinegar-containing lotion from the market, so as not to attack very sensitive skin.
Anti-aging… and pain reliever
Rich in beta-carotene, and therefore in antioxidants, apple cider vinegar is also an ally for mature and tired skin, especially as it promotes cell renewal. No wonder it has been compared in the past to the elixir of youth. When used regularly, it helps reduce wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging, while dramatically improving the appearance of the skin.
Apple cider vinegar is also an essential ally during the summer, as it soothes the itch associated with insect bites, especially mosquitoes, and acts as a repellent. On the other hand, if it has long been considered a grandmother’s remedy against sunburn, it is best to seek advice from a health professional, as apple cider vinegar can aggravate more serious burns.
healthy and shiny hair
The benefits of apple cider vinegar for hair are numerous. Not only is limestone’s enemy number one enemy, thanks to its acidic hydrogen (pH) potential, it also helps tighten hair scales to make them stronger and shinier. Again, it is best to dilute it with water, and not pour a bottle of apple cider vinegar directly on your hair.
If the scent of this indispensable beauty may alienate some people, its thousand and one virtues should convince those who have not (yet) experienced it. For less than five dollars, apple cider vinegar can replace lotion, mask, anti-aging, and even conditioner. What else ?