Although the New York weather seems to be taking its sweet time to warm up, that doesn’t mean we can’t continue our efforts to look and feel our healthiest for the summer! Here’s another health and beauty tip from Align with Nature!
Apple Cider Vinegar is an amazing product to have on hand as an all-in-one health and beauty product! It’s great to add daily to water and to your everyday skin and hair care.
Guess what!? You don’t have to buy expensive hair and skin products to enhance your natural beauty. Apple cider vinegar will do it all for you! It helps to balance your skin and hair’s natural pH levels. If you want to promote hair growth, restore your hair’s natural shine and get healthy, glowing skin, use apple cider vinegar in these three ways!
In Your Water
Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink daily. Not only will this strengthen your hair, it will also promote hair growth. As an added bonus, drinking apple cider vinegar helps to boost your metabolism, promotes weight loss and boosts your immune system!
As a Hair Care Product
Use apple cider vinegar as a conditioner! Apple cider vinegar helps remove build up from hair products and restores dry, dull-looking hair. This works best with a spray bottle, if you have one. Add two table spoons of apple cider vinegar to a spray bottle of water. After shampooing, spray your hair and scalp with the mixture. Leave on for a few minutes and then rinse! There is no need for conditioner! You can also choose to spray the mixture on after using your regular conditioner, and then rinse. Apple cider vinegar helps to close the hair’s cuticle, making it easier for light to reflect on it. The result? The shiniest hair you’ve ever had!
As a Facial Toner
The acidity in apple cider vinegar helps your skin’s surface find the perfect level between oily and dry by balancing the pH levels. It helps to reduce acne, red marks and blemishes and softens your skin. You can spray this moisturizing toner or dab it on with a cotton ball after washing your face. It will help lock in moisture and leave your skin glowing! Don’t worry, your face will not smell like vinegar for the rest of the day as the smell quickly fades. Just add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to two teaspoons of water and you’ve got a quality facial toner! If you have super sensitive skin, try half a teaspoon first.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing apple cider vinegar. Be sure to get organic, raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar. My favorite is Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar. You’ll see a label that says, “With the Mother” towards the bottom of the bottle. This is where all the beneficial stuff for your skin and hair lives! It looks gross, but it works miracles.
Enjoy the beautification process! Please leave a comment and let me know how apple cider vinegar is working for you!
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Yours in Health Savviness,
Health Coach at Align with Nature