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Apple Cider Vinegar– an unrecognized gift from the universe

Recently, I’ve seen a huge craze about coconut oil and all of the benefits it has on the  body both internally and externally. One thing, however, that I don’t see being acknowledged as one of the best (and cheapest!) natural ingredients you can use for your health and beauty is apple cider vinegar.

Now, I’m not going to act like I came up with this concept all on my own. In fact, I originally saw it on Pinterest after searching for a DIY skin toner after I ran out of the ProActiv toner that I had been using as a part of my daily routine. There were a lot of options that came up, but one that really stuck out to me was the apple cider vinegar/water mixture.

That’s really all there is to it. Depending on how prone your acne may be determines how  much apple cider vinegar to use with what amount of water. Because I’ve been struggling in the last six months or so with some pretty stubborn acne, I did a mixture of half and half with water and the apple cider vinegar.

I was amazed with the results that came soon after starting this toner. While my skin is still red, it isn’t as bumpy as it was before and therefore, easier to cover up. Because acetic acid is a crucial substance involved in ACV, ACV contains a whole lot of antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Obviously, you don’t want fungus or bacteria on your face, clogging your pores, right? That’s what I thought. So it only makes sense to put a product on your face that will kill viruses, fungi, and bacteria. On top of that, your pH levels are put into balance, which causes your skin to be neither too dry or too oily.

That’s just the benefits of the skin (which I have experienced personally), but what about the other benefits? The only other things that I have used apple cider vinegar for is as a hair mask/shampoo, as it gets rid of dandruff. Just like with facial skin, the ACV will make sure that your scalp isn’t too dry nor too oily. All you have to do is mix 1/3 cup of
ACV with 3 cups of water, and dandruff be gone!

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For other benefits that I have not personally experimented with, ACV can increase energy, improve digestion, and increase weight loss. Apparently, ACV will cause a decrease in appetite and therefore cause you to intake a fewer amount of calories. On top of that, drinking two tablespoons of ACV combined with a glass of water will prevent body fat buildup. Whether or not ACV truly works for weight loss, I can not attest to. However, with all of the articles I’ve read thus far about the benefits of ACV, all claim that this truly works.

Yes, there are more benefits to ACV than this little article. However, I only felt as though I should write about 1.) my own experience with it, and 2.) what seems to be the most popular uses. If you have any other uses for apple cider vinegar, please leave a comment below and help ya girl find some more cheap ways to improve her life 😉

-Raintoast