You might not be stepping out these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get acne or pigmentation. Because even your home is laden with dust and allergens. And let’s not forget about stress that can make you break out when in the most sterile environment.
But what if you don’t give these pesky culprits a chance to wreck your skin at all? Yes, it’s totally doable sistah! How? Well, when you use apple cider vinegar for skin, anything is possible.
We all know that apple cider vinegar (ACV) is one of the most sought-after ingredients when it comes to skin care. And because it’s au naturel, you don’t even have to worry about the side effects.
What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar for skin?
Apple cider vinegar is a fab toner and helps in cleansing your skin. Since it’s made via a fermentation process, it has acetic acid in it. This acid is the key to healthy-looking skin because it gives ACV antibacterial and antifungal properties. Therefore, even if dust and sebum try to make acne happen, ACV won’t give them a chance.
When it comes to pigmentation, a study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that apple cider vinegar can really work its magic. That’s because it is loaded with polyphenols, pectin, and carotenoids—all of which help in reducing hyperpigmentation and can make your skin look clearer and healthier.
But before you start dabbing apple cider vinegar on your skin, know this: when applied directly it can cause rashes and itchiness. You should always use ACV either by diluting it with water or by mixing it in a pack to avoid any skin trouble.
It’s time to do some DIY: Here’s the recipe for an apple cider face mask
This is a very basic apple cider vinegar face mask, but when it comes results it’s like finding gold. So, let’s get going and prep this two-in-one face mask which also works as a scrub.
Ingredients you need to prepare this two-in-one face mask
1 tbsp besan (gram flour)
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp rose water
Here’s how to use it:
1. Take a clean bowl and put besan, honey, ACV, and rose water in it. Now mix all the ingredients until well combined.
2. Now with clean hands or a brush, apply this paste all over your face. Note: Avoid the eye area because ACV can cause irritation.
3. Keep it on for 15 minutes.
4. Now with some water on your face and gently scrub it for two to three minutes.
5. Rinse it with normal water.
Use this face mask cum scrub twice a week for promising results.
Who said that only fancy salons can make you shine bright like a diamond. Just turn to your kitchen and use some apple cider vinegar for glowing results.