It is really interesting why someone who can afford to use the most pricey skin care cosmetic, uses simple and cheap product such as apple cider vinegar.
So what are the benefits of apple cider vinegar, as a skin cleanser and taking it internally?
Apple cider vinegar contains components like malic acid, which give it’s antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties to help prevent skin infections and acne. This is a fundamental part of making it so good for the skin.
ACV Face Wash
Apple cider vinegar also contains powerful alpha hydroxy acids to help remove dead skin cells and reveal a fresher and healthier complexion underneath them. Many expensive commercial face washes trumpet the minuscule amounts of alpha hydroxy acids they’ve added to their preparations, but ACV is full of far higher levels for much less.
Once you’ve finished cleaning with it, some resources recommend leaving it on for 10 to 20 minutes then washing it off.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Age Spots and Warts
While it doesn’t look like Scarlett Johansson has to deal with these two, apple cider vinegar is often recommended as a treatment for age spots and warts.
For age spots it is usually applied undiluted, just to the spots directly. Preferably this should be done several times a day for at least a month.
Some people have even better results mixing the ACV with either fresh orange juice or onion juice and applying it several times a day. Particularly with the onion and apple cider vinegar mix, you’d want to make sure you’re only applying it to the age spots, perhaps with a cotton wool bud, as it’s likely to sting sensitive skin.
Warts are treated with Apple cider vinegar in a different way. The method is to soak a small cotton wool ball in it and use tape or a Band-Aid to keep the soaked cotton wool there against the wart for as long as possible. This is either done in the morning and kept on all day or before bed and worn overnight. For even faster results change applications in the evening and have it on around the clock.
Many people report this ACV treatment clearing up warts in a week. Be aware that they may turn black before falling off. It is also recommended to continue with the treatment for a further week, even if the wart looks to be gone, to make sure it doesn’t return.
ACV Face Wash – Method of preparation
Apple cider vinegar is robust stuff and the best way is to dilute it, specifically if you use it for the first time.
1. To begin making face wash with apple cider vinegar, take a small bowl and sip 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar and 3 tbsp. of warm water into it. As you get more used to ACV you can make 1 to 1 ratio.
2. People with sensitive skin better to begin with a 1 to 5 ratio. It is also advisable to make a test on your skin by applying the apple cider vinegar to a subtle part of your face and leave it for about an hour to find out is there any reaction.
3. If you are ok using apple cider vinegar, then start by sprinkling your face with some lukewarm water. Dip a pad or cotton wool ball into the diluted apple cider vinegar. Gently clean your neck and face with this mixture.