Superfood for your Skin! - Ingredient 1: Raw ACV

Updated: Feb 2, 2019


INGREDIENT 1 - RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR


Makes...

1. Facial Toner

2. Hair Rinse


Putting something as pungent as Apple Cider Vinegar on your skin and hair might seem a bit wild at first, but integrating ACV into my routine has made both my skin and hair noticeably more healthy and vibrant.


The use of Apple Cider Vinegar for skincare dates all the way back to Hippocrates (460-377 BC) for its amazing benefits for the skin, hair and body. This simple, organic and inexpensive ingredient can be a powerful addition to your beauty routine.


TIPS

- Always use organic apple cider vinegar that is raw, unprocessed and unfiltered. Use of any other types of apple cider vinegar is likely to be less effective. I use this one here


- Do not fear the floaty, eeriness of the “The Mother” lurking at the bottom of the bottle. SHE'S ALIVE and teeming with bacteria (the best kind). It is this that contains active ingredients to boost your overall health and wellbeing


- Always dilute with water. This is a powerful elixir and putting apple cider vinegar directly on your skin can burn


1. Facial Toner

I’ve been using this 2-ingredient toner for almost a year now and it has gently brightened, cleaned and exfoliated my skin. Thanks to its naturally antibacterial properties, it has kept my pores bacteria, oil and dirt free.


Apple cider vinegar toner can improve your skin by...

  • Breaking the bonds between dead skin cells (exfoliating)

  • Improving the appearance of acne, scars and age spots

  • Remove excess oils and make up that may have been left behind after cleansing

Directions:

Mix 1-part raw organic apple cider vinegar with 2-parts filtered water. Soak a cotton pad in the solution and gently apply to the face and neck. Moisturise.


2. Hair Rinse

In the same way that ACV exfoliates the face, massaging the acid into the scalp can exfoliate and remove the build up of dead skin cells that occur from sweat and conventional hair products (in my case, dry shampoo).


An ACV hair rinse can...

· Improve the porosity of your hair, which in turn improves its ability to maintain moisture

· Stimulate hair growth

· Remove shampoo build-up

· Treat dandruff. Its acidity makes it hard for the fungus (which contributes to dandruff) to thrive on your scalp


Directions:

After shampooing, pour a cup of water with a couple of tablespoons of ACV onto the hair and massage into the scalp. Leave on for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Follow with conditioner as usual to get rid of the vinegary smell.


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