Along with medical use, apple cider vinegar has been used for culinary purpose. Few claimed health benefits are supported by science. Apple cider vinegar also known as ACV is made by fermenting apple juice until sugar turns to vinegar.
If you want to reap all nutrients of ACV to your apple cider vinegar face wash, then go for organic, unrefined and unpasteurized ACV, with “mother of vinegar”, which contains all the beneficial enzymes at the bottom of the bottle. This is why experts recommend shaking the bottle before using ACV.
You may wonder why to go for such a smelly stuff when you’ve fragrance filled creams? Firstly, they are expensive and chemical filled, they incorporate refined and inorganic ingredients. Even celebrities like Scarlett Johansson (actress) use ACV instead of pricey skin care creams. Innate properties like vitamins and minerals are packed in ACV, with which you can treat acne, itching, age spots, eczema and other chronic skin diseases under $5. Isn’t that awesome?
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Face Wash
- Fermenting process turns apples and sugars to acetic acid, which has antimicrobial properties. Topically applying ACV will restrain bacterial growth.
- Antibacterial and anti-fungal properties prevent acne blemishes and other skin diseases.
- Using ACV face wash you can control excess oil over your skin.
- Assorted properties in ACV help to maintain pH level of skin, preventing it to become too oily or too dry.
- Alpha hydroxy acids in ACV help to shed dead skin cells.
- Internal consumption of ACV along with salads will improve digestive problems and eliminate toxins from the body.
- Regular use of apple cider vinegar topically will prevent age spots and warts.
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How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Face Wash?
Sensitive skin people must dilute ACV before use, as it’s potent. Mix some warm water or any essential oil. In this case I prefer mixing water.
- From local store or through online order organic ACV, pour 3 tbsp of water and 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in a bowl. Experts recommend conducting patch test if you’re trying it for the first time. After few tries if you find it easy, you can increase the ratio.
- Wash your face with lukewarm water and pat dry. Using cotton ball apply apple cider vinegar solution on face. Exclude sensitive areas like around eyes. Leave it for about 20 minutes and rinse it off.
- Optionally, you can follow with a moisturizer like jojoba oil. If irritation triggers, stop its use and consult a physician.
- To treat warts and tags, dip cotton ball in undiluted apple cider vinegar and bind it over bump. Regular use will fade or decrease warts. Don’t surprise to see warts turning black at initial stages.
- For a complete body treatment, pour few drops of ACV in your bath tub and mix it well.
- You can use this face wash as a makeup removal and to cleanse the impurities.
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Our skin shows what we eat. As a long term treatment you can internally consume apple cider vinegar. It stimulates easy digestion, and anti-fungal properties housed in ACV thwarts free radicals from the body. First thing in the morning, mix 1 tbsp of ACV in a glass of water and drink regularly.
Topically applying apple cider vinegar face wash nourishes your skin and enhances its texture by treating acne, warts, age spots and other skin diseases. But, dilute it before using or else its acidic nature may damage your skin.
Did you ever use ACV for skin? Wonder how it worked for you; share your experience in comments.