Apple cider vinegar isn’t just another bottle in your kitchen cabinet–it’s an incredible source of nutrition for your skin and hair! It helps regulate the pH levels of your skin which helps keep a balance of too oily or too dry. The vinegar helps keep skin and hair cleaner than our most coveted cleansers!

The measurement above is the magic number for your skin and hair – 2 parts filtered water and 1 part organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Follow this recipe for all the beauty tricks below.

Here are 3 surprising beauty uses for apple cider vinegar:

  1. FACIAL TONER: The acidity in the vinegar helps dry out blemishes and prevent further acne from hitting the skin surface. The amino acids help balance the hydration in skin to keep irritation at bay. Using a cotton pad, smooth it over skin after cleansing and before moisturizing. Don’t rinse it! Disclaimer: Your significant other might think you smell like pickles when you crawl into bed, but the scent dies after about 10 minutes.
  2. HAIR RINSE: The acetic acid in the vinegar helps remove residue from your shampoo for softer, shinier hair. Simply run it through your hair after shampoo, then use a light [natural] conditioner afterwards.
  3. BREATH FRESHENER: Apple cider vinegar is abundant in amino acids and minerals. Marc Lowenberg, a cosmetic dentist in NYC, says to mix 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 1 tablespoon of baking soda until it forms a paste. Carefully brush your teeth, avoiding your gums, and the minerals will help fight bad breath and even help remove surface stains!

In addition to these three uses, because of the pH balance in ACV, it’s great for sunburns, razor burn, psoriasis and more–basically anything that causes inflammation of the skin. Do you use apple cider vinegar at home? Dish your recipes below!

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