“Is that lemon?” “Mmm, tastes like honey?” “Apples?” – This is how morning kisses go in our household ever since I ditched my face wash. My husband gets a kick out of guessing the flavor of the day.
I was never much into products, but I did spend a fair amount on face washes and scrubs, until I discovered that it was possible to make my own using simple ingredients – like food. I love avocado masks, lemon-honey masks and just rubbing fresh fruits on my skin, but my everyday go-to is apple cider vinegar.
Since using ACV on my skin, I’ve noticed less pimples, clearer skin, smaller pores and a generally brighter complexion.
4 Reasons Why You Should Start Using Apple Cider Vinegar On Your Face Too
1. Removes Age Spots
Admittedly, being in my early 30s, this is not something I worry about yet, but it is good to know that ACV helps with this. Its alpha hydroxy content helps remove old and dead skin.
Just dab some ACV on a cotton ball or tissue and apply it to a particular age spot. Leave it there for about 30 minutes, then wash your face. Do this twice a day and soon you should see a difference.
2. Acne Treatment
ACV is fantastic for acne and all kinds of small pimples. It removes excess dirt, harmful bacteria and cleans your pores.
Dilute some ACV with water at a 1:3 (ACV:water) ratio and apply it to your face after you wash it. Use this twice a day as a toner.
3. Toxin Removal
Using commercial products for years, being outside in a polluted city, or touching your face with dirty hands can all lead to toxin build-up on your face. Don’t worry. ACV is a natural diuretic that helps with the excretion of toxin and waste.
Mix it in 1:3 ratio with water and use it as a facewash.
4. Wrinkle Reduction
ACV is full of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that fights free-radicals that can lead to visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles.
Dilute ACV as instructed in the earlier points and apply it directly to your wrinkles with a cotton ball. In a matter of weeks your skin will look smoother, brighter and younger.
Caution: If you have sensitive skin, first apply the ACV mixture to a small area of your skin to make sure it doesn’t burn or irritate you otherwise. If it seems to irritate your skin, add more water and dilute it more.