Apple cider vinegar has a plethora of aesthetic advantages. Shahnaz Husain discusses how to include it into your regular routine.
One of the most effective solutions for common aesthetic issues is apple cider vinegar. It aids in the restoration of the skin’s and scalp’s normal acid-alkaline balance. That is why it is beneficial to acne-prone and pimple-prone skin. Overall, apple cider vinegar, like other vinegars, is acidic. Ascetic acid is the primary component. It also contains various acids, vitamins, mineral salts, and amino acids. In terms of external beauty care, apple cider vinegar has been utilised to treat a variety of skin and hair issues. For example, it works well as a hair rinse, restoring natural balances and providing shine. After shampooing, make a cup of water with two teaspoons apple cider vinegar and use it as a last rinse.
Let’s look at how you may use apple cider vinegar into your beauty regimen.
Get Rid Of Dandruff
If you have dandruff, wash your hair three times a week with a gentle herbal shampoo, using less shampoo and rinsing thoroughly. Apply two teaspoons vinegar to the scalp half an hour before shampooing, rubbing it softly into the scalp. If you have sticky dandruff that sticks to your scalp, soak cotton wool in apple cider vinegar and gently rub it on your head to remove the flakes.
Restore Balance To Acne Prone Skin
Acne-prone skin might also benefit from the usage of apple cider vinegar to restore balance. One part vinegar, three parts water. Soak a cotton wool pad in the solution and dab it on your face. The skin contains a natural acid layer, and maintaining the acid-alkaline balance aids in skin health.
Keep The Itching At Day.
Vinegar might help reduce itching on the skin of the body. Add some vinegar to the bath water and rinse the body with it, paying specific attention to the irritating areas.
Lice Infestation? Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help
Apply apple cider vinegar on the hair and scalp if you want to attempt home treatments for lice infestations. After an hour, comb with a fine lice comb and manually remove the nits (eggs). Vinegar softens the nits, making them simpler to remove. Then, using a gentle herbal shampoo, wash your hair. After shampooing, make a cup of water with two teaspoons of vinegar and use it as a last rinse. Then, using the lice comb, comb again. Do this every day for a week.
Use It As A Toner
To replace your existing toner, dilute apple cider vinegar with two parts water and apply the solution to your face with a cotton ball. This may be done at night after bathing and in the morning before applying moisturiser. To remove age spots or acne scars, apply a dab of apple cider vinegar to the skin overnight.
Apple cider vinegar is also reported to assist with warts. It is advisable to consult a dermatologist or seek homoeopathic therapy for warts, however if you want to attempt home treatments, dab cotton wool on the warts regularly. It is thought that this eventually causes them to fall out. Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, then wrap it in a Band-Aid and place it over the wart overnight. As the skin responds with the solution, it may expand somewhat. The wart, on the other hand, will fall off. Once the wart has fallen off, the therapy should be continued for a few more days to ensure that the wart does not reappear.
(This essay was written by Shahnaz Husain, a Padma Shri Awardee and pioneer of the Ayurvedic beauty movement, as well as the CEO of a global network of franchise businesses and 375 formulas.)