5 Benefits of adding cider vinegar to your beauty regime
-Jan 28, Hannah Hargrave, Beauty -
It may not smell as great as cosmetics but adding apple cider vinegar to your beauty regime can help your hair, skin and smile look their absolute best.
You may already know that drinking a shot of apple cider vinegar in the mornings can benefit the digestion system and can even help with weight loss, but were you aware that you don’t have to drink it to reap the beauty rewards – you can use it in plenty of other beauty rituals instead.
Keeps feet soft
If your feet could do with some TLC why not treat them to a foot bath? Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your regular soak and you may find that dry and cracked skin softens up. The vinegar’s anti-fungal attributes can help fight fungal infections like athletes foot too. No need to spend too long with your feet submerged. A regular 15-minute soak should do the trick. Perfect before you take your evening Lumity capsules before you head to bed.
Makes hair shiny
It’s a hair hack even Miranda Kerr swears by. Acetic acid in apple cider vinegar balances your hair’s PH levels meaning if you’ve overloaded your locks with too many products the addition of vinegar can help strip some off. After you’ve washed your hair add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water and massage it into your hair. Leave on for 10-minutes before rinsing off with cool water for extra shine.
Once again the anti-fungal properties can combat and keep away dandruff. Before you shampoo mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water and massage onto your hair.
The very thought of putting vinegar on painful sunburned skin sounds like torture but many of the amino acids and antioxidants apple cider vinegar contains are good for healing wounds. Make sure you dilute it properly though.
Add a cup to your soothing bath water to help neutralise and soothe the burn.
After your bath, gently massage your skin with Lumity Skin Nutrients Facial Oil. It’s packed with antioxidant rich botanicals like Marula Oil which contains vitamins C and E to help skin to regenerate.
You can rub apple cider vinegar directly onto your teeth to reduce stubborn stains. If you want to be a little less abrasive you can even make a mouthwash with it mixing one teaspoon with a cup of water. Don’t do this every day though as doing it too often can break down tooth enamel.