Apple cider vinegar is an incredibly versatile natural food that offers a myriad of health benefits.
It lowers blood sugar levels, inhibits bacterial growth, creates a feeling of fullness and helps weight loss, reduces cholesterol and cleans and disinfects the skin.
It is a rich source of antioxidants due to the polyphenols of apple and is also high in acetic acid, which improves the absorption of important minerals in the body and breaks down food easier.
Make sure you always purchase raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, which contains a cobweb-like substance on the bottom of the bottle, which is also known as “the mother”. It has powerful bacterial and fungal fighting properties.
Apple cider vinegar is excellent for our skin health, so here is how to use it to solve some common issues:
- To destroy the bacteria that cause the bad odor of the feet, you should soak the feet in a bowl with water and 4 cups of apple cider vinegar for 15 minutes. This will also soothe all kinds of skin conditions and detoxify your body. You can also pour apple cider vinegar on baby wipes, leave them in the fridge overnight, and then use them to rub the soles of the feet.
- Moreover, to relieve the itchy skin, and soothe sunburns, poison ivy, and bug bites, add a few drops of raw, unfiltered ACV onto a cotton ball, and dab onto the affected areas.
- Add apple cider vinegar to water and apply the mixture on warts using a cotton ball to act for 20 minutes every night. This will make them fall off on their own, and will also help you get rid of moles.
- The high acidity of apple cider vinegar balances the pH of the scalp, so it can also help you fight dandruff and prevent further growth of yeast and bacteria. In a spray bottle, mix ¼ cup apple cider vinegar with ¼ cup water, and spray on the scalp. Wrap a towel around the head and rinse after 15 minutes.
Apple cider vinegar also treats scars and acne, since its antibacterial qualities destroy bacteria that cause them. Namely, the specific components it contains, such as acetic acid, lactic acid, succinic acid, and citric acid, inhibit the growth of Propionibacterium acnes, the specific strain of bacteria responsible for acne breakout.
These components also reduce scaring, and the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology published a study which found that a treatment of acne scars with lactic acid for 3 months leads to their lightening, improvements in the texture, pigmentation, and appearance of treated skin.
Therefore, start using apple cider vinegar and you will quickly fight these skin problems in a completely natural way!