Mostly used for culinary purpose and as a cleanser, vinegar has excellent properties that can make your skin radiant. It neutralizes pH level of the skin and makes your skin tone smooth and clear.
Depending on ingredients used in fermentation process vinegar has been classified into various types. Apple cider vinegar is most renowned among them. Topically applying vinegar face mask effects overall skin complexion.
pH is nothing but measurement of acidity. Your skin needs oil to keep itself moist. Excess oil can lead to oily skin resulting is acne blemishes, whereas little oil production can lead to dry skin and wrinkles. Maintaining good pH level will make your skin free from most common skin problems.
Assorted properties housed in vinegar can help you reduce dry skin, acne, sunburns, acne scars, inflammation and to post pone aging wrinkles. You can add appropriate innate ingredient with vinegar to make it more effective. Few such recipes are discussed below.
Note: Though many beauty blogs claim about its effectiveness, it may not work for everyone. However, you can see some positive results.
Homemade Vinegar Face Mask Recipes
Using vinegar has a face toner dates back from ancient times. Mix 2 ounces of apple cider vinegar to 2 ounces of water. Prepare your face by washing it with water and pat dry. Now, using cotton ball apply vinegar facial mask on skin evenly, leave it for 10 minutes and then rinse it off with water.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Face Mask for Blackheads
Baking soda can strip natural oil from your skin. If you’ve dry skin I recommend limiting its use.
Take 2 tbsp of baking soda in a bowl and add required amount (few drops) of apple cider vinegar to it. Mix it thoroughly. Using your clean fingers, apply the facial mask over prewashed skin. Leave it for about 15 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water, pat dry and apply any natural moisturizer.
Also read: DIY Tomato Face Scrub to Remove Blackheads
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar for Acne
To reap all nutritional benefits of vinegar beauty experts suggest taking organic or unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. Mix it with equal amounts of distilled water. Using cotton ball apply it over prewashed face. Don’t squeeze pimples, wash it with warm water or expose it to steam before apply this face mask.
Repeat this process twice a day.
Get Rid of Itchy Skin
Dehydration is the main cause of dry itchy patches. You need to hydrate from the inside and outside to moisturize your skin. A quick remedy however is to topically apply natural cream over skin. Mix 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to bath tub. Soak in the tub for about 15 minutes. You can use small amounts of vinegar as face wash.
It’s inexpensive when compared to other pricey chemical filled creams; it’s great to use our own homemade vinegar face mask. Beth of Tasty-yummies.com shared her own apple cider vinegar face toner recipe here.