How to use Apple Vinegar to Rejuvenate the Skin


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Apple vinegar is a substance that packs a real punch when it comes to health benefits it offers. Aside from being a delicious addition to salads and a great natural remedy against stomach viruses (a glass of water with a tablespoon of apple vinegar will change the stomach pH value and kill off the germs) it can also be used as a skincare aid.

 This ability of apple vinegar is mainly focused on its power to impact the skin of the face in a positive way. Here, issues like rashes, inflammations, acne outbreak and expanding skin pores could all be remedied to a degree or even completely with the use of this vinegar. The main active ingredient that can have a positive impact is the vinegar’s acetic acid. By being basically a highly diluted type of naturally occurring acid, apple vinegar can act as an effective exfoliating agent which will clear off the dead skin cells.

Many cosmetic products utilize acetic acid in their compounds, but in its natural form, it has a bigger punch to it, although it should be applied with care because it could damage the skin if overused. Here is how apple vinegar should be applied.

• First of all, apple vinegar should be diluted using boiled cold water in a 1:3 ratio in favor of H2O;

• With the resulting mixture, cotton gauze should be used to gently apply it to the skin of the face before the regular washing. The mixture should not be left on the face, but washed away after the use of the gauze;

• The process should be repeated each morning and night for three weeks.

During this period, the problematic skin occurrence should visibly subside. If you’re not completely satisfied with the results, make a 7-day break from the treatment and then repeat the cycle. In less than two months (two full cycles) the acetic acid in apple vinegar should do its magic for your skin.

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