Not everyone has the money to splurge on skincare products. Fortunately, there are tons of options in your pantry that are effective home remedies for common skin problems such as oily skin, acne, clogged pores, wrinkles and dull skin. Egg whites are one of the more commonly used items, but we’ll be focusing on the wide range of benefits that apple cider vinegar has, and easy ways to incorporate it into your skincare routine.
Benefits of apple cider vinegar for skincare
More than just a salad dressing, this tangy natural remedy is packed with anti-inflammatory properties, acetic acid and alpha-hydroxy acid. In other words, it unclogs pores and purges excess oils. Furthermore, it restores balance to your skin’s pH levels, rendering a dewy, healthy appearance.
The benefits of apple cider vinegar don’t end here. According to Healthline, it’s also effective against sunburns, wrinkles and acne.
Easy toner recipe
An effective method to add this quaint ingredient to your skincare routine is by making your own toner. Start off with equal portions of vinegar and distilled or filtered water (we recommend ¼ cup for sample size). You’ll experience a light sting, which is common. But if you notice incessant itching and uncomfortable burning, as well as red spots, it’s an indicator that you have sensitive skin and that you should add more water to your subsequent batches
With that, you’re ready!
Cleanse your face thoroughly before applying your do-it-yourself (DIY) toner on your face gently. Try not to consume any (even though the health benefits of doing so is also endless)! Then, finish your routine with your regular moisturizer.
You can also apply apple cider vinegar on any blemishes directly with a cotton bud, or mix ¼ of warm water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar for a quick face wash.
How effective are natural remedies?
Natural remedies have always been in the spotlight of scepticism. It’s common to not see any visible effects immediately as a full skin-cell turnover takes at least a month. Regardless, we recommend giving this a shot since it’s such a low-cost solution! The leftovers can be used to whip up a simple salad vinaigrette!
An alternative would be to purchase products that contain apple cider vinegar, such as this ready-made organic toner.