Apple cider vinegar will save your beauty routine in countless ways. Here are 13 of them.
Apple cider vinegar is one of Scarlett Johansson’s favorite beauty supplies, and she is not alone in her love of the stuff. Gwyneth Paltrow swears by it, too. Apple cider vinegar is probably second only to coconut oil when it comes to the world’s most popular all-natural, all-purpose beauty supplies.
1. As a drink
Apple cider vinegar is a magic cure-all that will aid weight loss, decrease bloating, cure acne, and make your skin glow. Mix it with a bit of water, and I find that after a couple days, it actually starts to taste good. Make sure to rinse your mouth out afterwards, so it doesn’t damage your teeth.
2. As a mixed beverage
If you can’t deal with it mixed with just a bit of water, try mixing up your own shot like this. It’s practically a cocktail at this point, so you might as well …
3. A a cocktail
A shrub is vinegar infused with fruit and sweetened. It’s very easy to make. Once you have your syrup, all you have to do is add soda for a refreshing beverage. But screw that, add alcohol instead. Shrubs make excellent cocktails and are one of my personal favorite cocktails with skin-beautifying ingredients.
4. As a skin tag remover
Hm. This is a use I had not previously heard of, but this person says apple cider vinegar on a cotton pad will get rid of skin tags in just a few days. It’s worth a shot.
5. As a toner
Apple cider vinegar makes a great DIY toner that supposedly cures acne, fights wrinkles, and makes skin appear tighter. Don’t worry about the smell; after a moment, it goes away, and you’re left with nice, glowy skin that doesn’t smell like a salad.
6. As a face scrub
Honey, cinnamon, and apple cider vinegar makes a good face scrub to polish off those dead skin cells and make your face look bright and refreshed.
7. As a face mask
This mud mask will help clarify acne-prone skin.
8. As a hair mask
A deep-conditioning mask will help your hair look shiny and healthy.
9. As a hair rinse
Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar will reportedly make it soft, smooth, and manageable. As a benefit, it’s also supposed to get rid of dandruff.
10. As a hair thickener
This hair rinse will make thin hair look thicker, and the lavender will help the rinse smell less like vinegar.
11. As a tooth whitener
Gargling some apple cider vinegar can reportedly remove stains from teeth, and nobody wants those.
12. As an acne spot treatment
According to this person, apple cider vinegar and asprin make a good overnight spot treatment.
13. As a shampoo
“No poo” fans say getting rid of shampoo will make your hair infinitely better. Here’s a way to use apple cider vinegar instead, so you won’t start to smell awful.