Four ACV Hacks for Better Skin
ACV is way more than just great in salad dressing (though it is!) …
In fact, apple cider vinegar is one of the oldest and most potent remedies, used throughout history and being rediscovered to treat a wide range of conditions.
In this NB we’re looking at just 4 ways you can use ACV for better skin.
ACV As A Skin Tonic
One of the main benefits—and most common uses—of apple cider vinegar is to improve your skin health. In fact, it can be used for just about everything:
1. For Acne
The acidity of the vinegar will have natural anti-microbial properties that will kill off any germs that accumulate in your pores along with dead skin cells.
The vinegar’s antibacterial properties will eliminate the bacteria that are responsible for causing the acne breakouts in the first place.
Along with the oil-reducing benefits of the vinegar’s natural acidity, you can eliminate all four of the main problems that contribute to acne.
For people who regularly suffer from acne breakouts, daily use of apple cider vinegar can be an excellent natural solution for combating the root cause of pimples!
2. For Skin Tags
Skin tags are growths of skin that are typically benign and harmless, though many people remove them because they look odd or may rub against your clothing during exercise.
Apple cider vinegar has been used as a home remedy against skin tags. Apply the vinegar to the skin tags to dry them out, and the dried-out tags naturally fall off.
However, there is no scientific evidence to back this up as an effective treatment, but it is a natural remedy that may benefit those who try it.
3. For Sunburns
There is no concrete evidence that apple cider vinegar is an effective treatment against sunburn. However, there is a lot of anecdotal evidence about it, and many sunburn remedies involve vinegar (along with egg whites and aloe vera) as a means of combatting the inflammation and mediating the skin damage caused by the sunburn.
Certainly makes it worth a try! It’s likely the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar helps ease itching and inflammation. Be sure to dilute it though!
4. For Wrinkles
Wrinkles form due to a number of causes, but the most common cause is a lack of collagen and elastin.
Collagen and elastin are the two proteins your skin produces that maintain its elasticity, tightness, and freshness. When your skin can’t produce enough (a common problem as we age), the skin begins to sag, age, and develop wrinkles.
Apple cider vinegar is often used as an anti-wrinkle treatment because of its natural anti-inflammatory properties.
Inflammation can reduce the skin’s production of collagen and elastin, so curbing inflammations an excellent way to ensure your body can produce enough of these proteins to maintain healthy skin.
Apple cider vinegar also contains alpha hydroxy acid, which is highly effective at clearing away dead skin cells (which is why it’s so great for acne). Eliminating dead skin cells will make way for new skin cells to form, which in turn will increase the “freshness” of your skin’s appearance.
Last, but certainly not least, apple cider vinegar tightens your skin, naturally preventing the sagging and fading that leads to wrinkles. It’s not a permanent solution—it won’t replace the need for collagen and elastin—but it can help you in your fight against premature skin aging.
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