11 Surprising Beauty Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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I recently shared my favorite uses for Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with Readers Digest!

You likely associate apple cider vinegar with the kitchen, but this natural wonder also deserves a spot on your vanity.

From a banishing breakouts to treating dandruff, here’s why ACV should be part of your beauty routine.

1. Skin in need of a serious pore-purging? For a DIY acne remedy, combine equal parts apple cider vinegar and bentonite clay. You can use this as a face mask or a spot treatment! ACV is a natural astringent, so it balances out sebum levels, making it particularly well suited for oily and acne-prone complexions. And bentonite clay draws out toxins and impurities. Don’t miss these blemish-busting face masks.

2. The human body—including the scalp—has a natural pH of between 4.5 and 5.5, which is fairly acidic. Conditions like dandruff, bacteria, and fungus occur when our scalp pH becomes too alkaline. One way to fight flakes? Mix together equal parts apple cider vinegar and distilled water. Massage the solution into your scalp and rinse thoroughly. Repeat once or twice a week. ACV’s antifungal abilities help fight dandruff, while its acidic properties restore natural pH levels.

3. A weekly apple cider vinegar and vegetable oil soak can help strengthen weak, brittle nails. Added bonus: ACV also helps remove yellow stains and prevent against infection.

Big thank you to Readers Digest for asking me to weigh in on this super food that’s so great for all your beauty needs!

{Read the rest of the article on Readers Digest HERE}