What isn’t apple cider vinegar good for? For real, this stuff is probably the answer to everything In the world of natural beauty.
Apple cider vinegar makes an incredible facial toner which is what I use for my skin and also I will drink one tablespoon daily as a detox. That is the reason for the Chia seeds in the pics below. You won’t need it for the toner but for a tonic throw 1 tsp of Chia seeds into an 8oz glass of water and 1 tbsp of ACV…shake well and drink once daily for an awesome digestive system, clean skin, and great hair. Apple cider vinegar is naturally antiseptic and antibacterial, plus it helps balance the pH of your skin (which is actually supposed to be slightly acidic).
The smell is a bit potent at first, but don’t be dismayed! You won’t walk around smelling like a salad all day. The smell quickly dissipates. You can add different ingredients like brewed green tea or herbs to mask the smell, like lavender oil is one of my favorites. The Cleanser/Toner is super easy to make (which you’ll see below).
Step One-You want the good stuff. Trust me. Don’t skimp on whatever is cheapest at the store. You want raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar that is still full of enzymes, minerals, nutrients, and beneficial strains of bacteria (called the ‘mother’). My favorite by far is Braggs.
Step number two – add your ACV to a small glass container mixed with filtered water. Start with a 1:1 ratio (50% ACV, 50% water), but you might find you need to dilute the mixture more based on the sensitivity of your skinStep number three – take a cotton pad or the corner of a washcloth and dip it into the solution. Spread evenly all over your face after washing and Don’t rinse it off, but just let it air dry, then finish with a light layer of coconut oil as moisturizer.
This toner is incredible for balancing your skin tone, getting rid of acne, and giving you that ‘glow’ – naturally! And did I mention how cheap this is?! Believe it or not I use coconut oil in place of my lip balm, eye cream, moisturizer and good healthy fats for cooking. Those are just a few ways ill use it but it has made my hair thick and long, boosted my metabolism and super inexpensive.
To look beautiful doesn’t need to be expensive just takes little work and research on what works for your body. Hope this helps make some home facials…along with saving you a ton of money for beauty products;)