How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Improve Dark Spots (2:14)
These days, it seems like apple cider vinegar is popping up in more than just your salad bowl. With a multitude of uses, it's easy to see why this ingredient has grown in popularity. According to dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman, apple cider vinegar is in the spotlight for its simplicity, affordability, and healing power. Apple cider vinegar is made from organic apples and goes through a double-fermentation process, during which enzymes and nutrients are preserved and work together to provide all these benefits. The high acidity levels aid in restoring the natural pH balance of your skin, which can help keep it clear and looking its best. Curious how to add apple cider vinegar to your daily routine? Read on to learn more and print out this guide so you can keep it in your back pocket.
Engelman recommends diluting the vinegar before you apply it to your face, using a 1:1 ratio of water to vinegar. You can use it as a spot treatment to cure stubborn zits and help your age spots, sun spots, and acne scars fade away or try it as a toner (but she recommends not overdoing it since it can dry you out over time). If you want to brighten your complexion, you can use apple cider vinegar to remove dead skin and reveal a smoother and more radiant skin tone thanks to the alpha hydroxy acids in this ingredient. If you find yourself riddled with razor bumps and burns, you can also use apple cider vinegar to prevent ingrown hair and soothe your skin.