10 Easy Beauty and Health Hacks Using Apple Cider Vinegar
In her video, Greta Sanka shares ten external beauty uses for apple cider vinegar, specifically recommending the brand Bragg's.
She emphasizes the importance of using raw, unfiltered vinegar that contains "the mother," which appears as a cloudy sediment at the bottom of the bottle. It contains beneficial minerals, enzymes, and probiotics.
While ingesting apple cider vinegar daily for its health benefits, Greta also highlights its potential for enhancing hair, skin, and nails.
1. Facial toner
Firstly, Greta suggests using apple cider vinegar as a facial toner to balance the skin's pH level and gently exfoliate.
She advises mixing equal parts vinegar and distilled water in a spray bottle and applying it directly to the skin, using a cotton swab for acne treatment.
For more concentrated acne spots or scars, she recommends a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water.
2. Hair rinse
Next, Greta explains that apple cider vinegar can be used as a hair rinse.
By adding three tablespoons of vinegar to warm water, it helps moisturize, remove product residue, and balance the hair's pH level.
Following shampooing, she advises rinsing the hair with the vinegar mixture, leaving it in, and using a reduced amount of conditioner.
3. Dandruff treatment
She further suggests using apple cider vinegar to treat dandruff and soothe an itchy scalp.
By spraying a mixture of vinegar and water directly onto the scalp and massaging it in, the vinegar's antimicrobial properties can combat bacteria and fungus.
This treatment is recommended several times a week for optimal results.
4. Sunburn treatment
Greta also mentions using apple cider vinegar to soothe sunburned skin.
For small areas, a mixture of vinegar and water can be applied with a cloth, while for larger areas, adding vinegar to a bath can provide relief.
5. Anti-bacterial treatment
In addition, apple cider vinegar can be used as a soak to fight infection.
6. Nail soak
Greta recommends mixing 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a warm bowl of water to create a nail soak for strong, long nails.
7. Foot soak
The video continues with recommendations for a foot soak to combat foot odor and address cracked heels or fungal infections.
Greta advises soaking feet in a mixture of warm water and vinegar for ten minutes.
8. Underarm deoderant
Greta explains that an equal mixture of water and apple cider vinegar can serve as a natural underarm deodorant.
9. Sore throat remedy
Greta suggests using apple cider vinegar as a remedy for a sore throat. In this case, Greta advises mixing one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of sea salt in a glass of warm water.
The mixture should be gargled and then spit out until all the water is used up. Apple cider vinegar's antibacterial properties help to alleviate and heal a sore throat by eliminating persistent bacteria.
Additionally, it helps to loosen phlegm that may be causing irritation.
10. Makeup brush cleaner
Another application Greta recommends is using apple cider vinegar to clean makeup brushes due to its antibacterial properties.
To create a cleaning solution, she instructs viewers to prepare two small bowls.
In one bowl, they should add clean distilled water, and in the second bowl, one cup of distilled water along with three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
The brushes should be left to soak in the mixture for approximately half an hour to an hour. Afterward, they should be thoroughly rinsed in clean water.
10 external ways to use apple cider vinegar
Greta concludes the video by encouraging viewers to share their own uses for apple cider vinegar in the comments section down below.
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You can view more of Greta's content on her Youtube channel: Greta Sanka.
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