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Nov 27, 2012

FOOD 4 BEAUTY: Apple Cider Vinegar

Until recently I only buy Apple Cider Vinegar basically to use in the kitchen as salad dressing, but my organic beauty research has made me discover it can do much more than that. Like all nature's gifts to us, Apple Cider Vinegar is a multitasking power house. Its benefits ranges from beauty to health to weight-loss to pet care to house cleaning and so on and so forth.

This time i would be talking about its benefit for our hair and skin;

For Hair

Rinsing your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar after washing will help balance the pH level of your hair and remove all the buildup that can result from the use of styling products, shampoos etc.

Rinsing will also close the numerous cuticle scales which cover and protect the surface of each hair shaft. This imparts a smoother surface which reflects more light and as a result leaves your hair shinier, smoother and easier to manage.

Make your own healthy after-shampoo hair rinse by mixing 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of apple cider vinegar into 1 cup (250 ml) of warm tap water. Apply the vinegar rinse after shampooing, leave for  minutes and then rinse it all out.

For Skin

Just like your hair, ACV can can help restore your skin’s natural pH balance. When your pH levels are in balance your skin sits at that optimum level between oily and dry. Apple cider vinegar can also help reduce red marks and blemishes, and soften skin. For all-over softness, add a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your next bath or use as facial toner after cleansing your face at night. (this is what i do most times)

A good toner should refresh, close pores and purify skin and you don’t need to buy a fancy product to do it. One part apple cider vinegar mixed with two parts water creates a refreshing toner that leaves skin glowing. When lightly sprayed or dabbed on the face, the acidity of the vinegar creates a light layer on the skin, locking in moisture. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to dilute the solution further because it might sting a bit.

You can also infuse your Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse or facial toner with fresh herbs for added nutrients and a pleasant scent. Simply chop up a handful of your favorite herbs. Then, bring water to a boil and add your herbs. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Finally, strain the mixture through a mesh sieve. Once your infusion cools, use it to replace the water in one of the above recipes.

Don't worry about the slight vinegar smell, it dissipates quick enough.

Until next post....remain beautiful,


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