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You do not always have to dish out a hefty sum to get the best products for your skin. Most of the time, the things that can benefit you the most are already waiting for you to notice them right there in your kitchen. One of these that have multiple benefits for your skin is the good old apple cider vinegar. Here are 5 easy tips you can follow to make apple cider vinegar work for you and your skin:
1. Wart remover
Have pesky warts but no cash to burn on those expensive wart removal treatments? Fret not! Apple cider vinegar is perfect for removing warts from the skin. Get a cotton ball or cotton pad and soak it in apple cider vinegar. Then place it on top of the infected area overnight. You may put a gauze patch over it and secure it with medical tape so it won’t budge while you are dozing off and remove the pad in the morning. If you stick to this routine every night for a week, you will start to see your warts dry up. However, resist the urge to scratch your skin while the warts are drying up.
2. Sunburn relief
Had a little too much sun and now your skin is paying for it? Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get that perfect tan without the agonizing pain and the ugly skin peeling? Again, apple cider vinegar is here to the rescue. It can relieve the pain accompanying a sunburn and minimizes the peeling of the skin. Soak a wash cloth with apple cider vinegar and place it on the sunburned areas to relieve the skin.
3. Anti-blemish toner
A well-known actress swears by the efficacy of apple cider vinegar in preventing blemishes. Use it as a toner after cleansing your skin. Apple cider vinegar is known for its antioxidant properties and since blemishes and breakouts are caused by bacteria, it is the perfect inexpensive alternative to store-bought toners. Salicylic acid prevents breakouts from erupting and dries up existing blemishes to leave your skin smooth and toned and beautiful. An apple cider vinegar a day keeps blemishes away!
Do people only talk to you from a distance? It might be your breath that keeps them at bay. Get them closer and stop them from shying away from you by mixing a capful of apple cider vinegar with water and gargle it the way you would any common mouthwash. The antiseptic properties of apple cider vinegar will kill the bad bacteria in your mouth and keep it smelling fresh and will help remove plaque from your teeth minus the sting of mint-flavored mouthwashes.
Does the idea of putting putrid-smelling vinegar on your pits make you cringe? Well, when compared to bad body odor, you’re better off putting on apple cider vinegar as perfume. But rubbing just a little bit of it on your armpits will neutralize the odor because of its antiseptic properties. It will kill off the bacteria that makes you smell bad when you sweat.