7 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Clean Up Your Health And Beauty Routine

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Argan oil was super-popular a few years back, then coconut oil had its day in the sun. But another natural product, one that is probably residing in your kitchen right now, is experiencing its 15 minutes of fame… and counting! With the amazing benefits of organic raw apple cider vinegar (ACV), it’s sure to become a staple in your bathroom medicine cabinet, too.

Check out all the unique ways apple cider vinegar can improve your health and beauty routine!

Baking soda and apple cider vinegar

Baking soda and apple cider vinegar also makes a natural shampoo and conditioner. Image courtesy of Claire Brosman.

1. Improve skin tone

Gently wiping a soft cloth soaked in a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water over your face serves as not only a natural astringent, but it also serves to smooth the skin, absorb oil and even reduce fine lines. Dabbing diluted apple cider vinegar on age spots, pimples and even scars and leaving it on overnight can even diminish their appearance.

2. Whiten teeth

By rubbing apple cider vinegar right onto them, you can eliminate stained and yellowed teeth. However, doing so can break down tooth enamel over time. Another less abrasive option is to make a mouthwash of one teaspoon apple cider vinegar mixed with one cup water. Swish and spit, just like regular mouthwash, for sparkling, naturally white chompers!

3. Treat sunburned skin

Apple cider vinegar is a natural anti-inflammatory substance so when it is applied to a sunburn, it can soothe skin and even serve as a pain reliever. Apple cider vinegar’s vitamins and minerals can also replenish the sunburned skin’s lost nutrients, helping it recovery more quickly.

4. Settle an upset stomach

Because apple cider vinegar has antibiotic properties, drinking one or two tablespoons diluted in a cup of water can help an upset stomach caused by bacteria.


5. Lower blood sugar

Multiple studies prove that apple cider vinegar increases insulin sensitivity and can dramatically lower blood sugar responses during meals, which is crucial for those with Type 2 diabetes.

6. Assist with weight loss

Some studies suggest that ingesting a small amount of apple cider vinegar (1 to 2 tablespoons daily) can even aid with your weight loss efforts. It is believed that taking it with a carb-heavy meal can increase a feeling of fullness, leading people to eat nearly 300 calories less than they might have otherwise. Don’t rely on a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar as a weight loss miracle, however. If it’s part of a diet and exercise program, it certainly doesn’t hurt!

7. Soothe a sore throat

As soon as you feel a tickle in your throat, tackle it naturally with apple cider vinegar. Gargle with a combination of a 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with a 1/4 cup warm water. The acidic properties of apple cider vinegar will kill off most germs.

There are countless ways that apple cider vinegar can improve your health and beauty routines and so much more. We’re thinking this natural agent is only going to become even more popular as other uses for it are discovered.

Also, did you know you can also use lemon, vinegar and baking soda as all natural cleaners in your home? See there’s one more use for vinegar in your home.

In what ways do you use ACV?


Source: Fix.com Blog

Feature image courtesy of Rafal

Molly Smith

Molly Smith

Molly Cerreta Smith has been writing as a passion for as long as she could hold a pen and professionally for more than 15 years. Molly has hundreds of local and nationally published articles under her belt on topics including health and fitness, pregnancy and motherhood, food and dining, businesspeople, pets, travel, green living and love. When she’s not putting pen to paper, she loves reading, baking, sweating it out on a hiking trail or in a Zumba class, and engaging in “game nights” with her husband and their two kids.
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