8 Unexpected Makeup And Skin Care Products That Work Wonders For Your Hair

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Looking to spruce up your daily beauty regime? Then look no further than your pantry. Apple cider vinegar is known for its many health benefits, but did you know it can also be used in the treatment of acne, bad breath and psoriasis. 

As odd as it may sounds, this all-natural salad dressing is quickly becoming a bathroom cabinet staple.

Alternative Acne Remedy

ACV kills bacteria and balances skin’s pH level. It also absorbs excessive oil from our skin, which is a leading cause of acne. Mix one part vinegar to 3-4 parts water. Apply solution directly to your skin with clean cotton pad, and leave it there for about ten minutes. After ten minutes, rinse off the vinegar. Repeat this three times a day. For severe cases of acne, the solution can be used overnight without rinsing.

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Clarifying Hair Rinse

If you’ve been a little too zealous with your styling products and need something that will strip them but still be gentle on your hair try using apple cider vinegar.

The main ingredient in ACV is Acetic acid, which will balance your hair’s PH levels, stimulate your scalp (which can promote hair growth) and leave your strands healthy, soft and manageable. Dilute 1/3 cup of ACV in 4 cups of water and massage into your hair after shampooing, wrap your hair and cover with a shower cap and leave for 10 minutes to absorb, then rinse out with cold water to give it some extra shine. 

Soothe Sunburn

Sunburn and acid? Hardly seems like a winning combination, but the amino acids in ACV can help to balance the hydration levels in your burnt bits and can calm down the irritation. So if you’ve sat out in the sun for a little bit too long head to your cupboards for an alternative treatment.

Teeth Whitener

Apple cider vinegar is also a great way to keep your pearly whites looking fresh, as it kills bad bacteria found in your mouth and gums. For an extra deep clean, mix half a tbsp of ACV with one tbsp of baking soda to create a paste to brush away any unwanted surface stains.

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Foot Soak

Vinegar has many other uses besides cooking, it’s also used for cleaning and deodorising your homes, just look in the ingredients lists of your cleaning supplies.

Its acidic properties also make it an ideal ingredient to use with foot problems such as dry heels, warts and toenail fungus. Good news if you’re training, as it’s also an effective athlete’s foot treatment.

A vinegar soak consisting of ¼ cup of ACV diluted in a warm foot bath works a treat on your foot woes.

Skin Health

Now, if the thought of drinking vinegar makes you wince a little bit, fear not, you’re not alone, but drinking a diluted version can be extremely beneficial to your skin health - especially if you suffer with psoriasis.

It’s packed full of a variety of vitamins such as; Vitamin C, A and Iron and that’s just naming a few! Add a drop of it to a glass of water and drink every morning to reap the benefits.


Suffering with a dry and itchy scalp? Then you should try using some ACV, the AHA acids found within it work wonders at exfoliating the top layers of your skin which is ideal for dandruff. Saturate your scalp with a mixture of two parts water and one part vinegar between washes, leave on for 10 minutes and look forward to a flake free hair - don’t try if your scalp is cracked or bleeding.

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Cleaning Make-up Brushes

Washing your brushes can seem a bit laborious at times, but make-up brushes go through a lot each week and build up a lot of of nasty gunk in that time. The malic acid found in ACV makes it anti-bacterial, so combining one tsp of apple cider vinegar, with one part water and one or two chunky slices of lemon (for a little bit of added scent) can make for a cheap and easy brush cleaner.

Source : https://uk.style.yahoo.com/post/124907213799/8-unexpected-beauty-uses-for-apple-cider-vinegar

8 Unexpected Makeup And Skin Care Products That Work Wonders For Your Hair


8 Unexpected Makeup And Skin Care Products That Work Wonders For Your Hair