People have long hailed the benefits of using apple cider vinegar in your beauty routine. But does it really work?
Here are some great benefits that actually work.
1. Soothe your skin
There are legitimate anti-inflammatory properties in apple cider vinegar (ACV). If you have itchy skin for any reason this may be your ticket to happiness. ACV has a scent that is pungent at first but fades rather quickly. It does take a moment to get used to that. However, once you do, it’s almost something you look forward to. Yeah, seriously. Odd, right? On your face, ACV can help tighten pores when used as a toner. It can also calm and soothe breakouts while reducing redness.
2. Supercharge your shine
This is another benefit that people swear by. And should you do it all the time? No. But the occasional rinse with ACV can give your hair some amazing shine. And not the oily kind. Jus like the way it soothes your skin, the ACV calms all those wild cuticles in your strands to enhance the appearance of shine when light reflects off of the newly calmed hair. Stories range from people using this as a stand alone conditioner substitute to an additional rinse after conditioner. It can also help with dandruff and to soothe an itchy scalp, which can often be confused for dandruff. Again, the smell dissipates after a short period, so don’t worry, your hair won’t reek of ACV all day after use.
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3. Clean Your Makeup Brushes
There is absolutely NO denying this benefit. ACV disinfects, has anti-fungal properties and will truly get your makeup brushes the clean they deserve – not to mention your skin! In many books, ACV’s disinfecting power is possibly it’s most valuable. Not to mention the cleaning it can do. Want to give it a shot? Take your already clean brushes and put them in a couple cups of AVC, then add good old fashion baking soda to it. You may be horrified to see that even more makeup will come off your “clean” makeup brushes.
On the flip side if you are sure your brushes are nice and clean, the final step in your cleaning process should be rinsing with ACV to completely disinfect those bristles.
So there you go, now you can grab a bottle of ACV to add to your beauty routine. Again, you’ll just have to give yourself a few days (maybe a week) to get used to the smell. Before you know it, it will be your beauty routine’s best friend.
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