Could This Natural Folk Remedy Works Better Than Harmful Products Loaded with Chemicals?
For over 10,000 years, vinegar has been used as a food and medicine. Some of the therapeutic effects of using vinegar are an increased supply of antioxidants, reduced aging, and use of apple cider vinegar may even reverse cancer and degenerative disorders of the brain.
Let’s fast forward 10,000 years and discover if this natural remedy – particularly apple cider vinegar for skin is something you should try to help brighten your complexion, get rid of acne, and improve skin texture.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine used the benefits of apple cider vinegar as a healing elixir. Turn of the century Parisians even used it as a healing tonic and a preserver of youth.
Apple cider vinegar is completely natural and is much less likely to have adverse effects on your skin compared to chemical based skin products loaded with toxins.
The vinegar is made from apples that are broken down from fermentation.
Apples naturally have flavonoids, carotenoids, and phytochemicals including quercetin, catechin, phloridzin, and chlorogenic acid. All of which are strong antioxidants. Quercetin can even help prevent strokes.
Apple cider vinegar also contains vitamins B1, B2, B6, and C, which is anti-aging skin booster.
But why is apple cider vinegar good for you skin?
In the fermentation process the sugar from apples turns into alpha hydroxyl acids, which are the main acne fighting components in this natural elixir.
The acid in apple cider vinegar can help balance the skins natural acidity (pH), increase cellular turnover with natural lactic and malic acid (by breaking down old skin cells), reduces oil, and helps keep bacteria away, all in a natural way.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin Toning
Acne suffers that want to try a natural elixir for clearer skin should try toning with apple cider vinegar. Some noticeable improvements from using apple cider vinegar on skin is smoother texture, smaller pores, faded scars, softer skin, and a clearer complexion in a matter of weeks.
Take these steps to use apple cider vinegar for clear skin:
- Purchase organic, unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
- Pour a small amount of the vinegar into a glass container
- Dilute the apple cider vinegar with filtered or distilled water. A standard ratio of 1 part apple cider vinegar to two or three parts water is most common (depending on how much you want to make). For sensitive skin, use more water to dilute. Play around with it a bit and find what works best for your skin type. Everyone is different.
- After cleansing your face, take the apple cider vinegar toner (on a cotton bad or cotton ball) and apply to your dry skin. Before using any other lotions make sure the toner dries. Do it twice a day (morning and night is best).
Cleansers, toners, masks, creams, and even prescribed medications for your skin contain countless chemicals and harmful ingredients that can be harsh on your skin. They may also create potential side effects and most are not even guaranteed to work!
Give it apple cider vinegar a try… you may soon toss all your synthetic cleansers, creams, and pills in the trash and never look back!
We have even heard that Hillary Duff allegedly uses this toner as a spot treatment for her pimples…allegedly.