I love using all-natural beauty products...especially those that I can find in my fridge or kitchen pantry. I'm so excited to share this simple yet effective beauty recipe with you...apple cider vinegar facial toner. It's truly amazing.
I take great pride in my skin. I drink plenty of water, use natural skincare products, don't wear much makeup, never go to sleep without washing my face and I gently exfoliate once a week.
~ I firmly believe that your skin speaks volumes
about your overall health and wellness. ~
Vinegar literally means "sour wine" in French and it's made through a long, slow fermentation process. Real organic apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting pressed apple juice until the sugars turn to vinegar. It is made from organic apples and should be unheated, unfiltered and unpasteurized to be considered organic.. The ‘mother’ in apple cider vinegar is cloudy strings in the bottom of the bottle and is full of beneficial enzymes, pectin and trace minerals. Before using apple cider vinegar, always shake the bottle first.
Apple cider vinegar has an abundance of benefits for your skin. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider including organic apple cider vinegar as part of your beauty regimen.
HELPS REDUCE AGE SPOTS
Apple cider vinegar contains powerful alpha hydroxy acids that help remove dead skin cells and reveal healthy, glowing skin. You don't need to tell me twice...as soon as I hear healthy and glowing skin, I'm sold!
BALANCES YOUR SKIN
Apple cider vinegar removes oil from your skin and at the same time, it also helps to balance pH. It keeps your skin from becoming too oily or too dry by balancing the production of sebum.
Steer clear of acne creams, lotions and potions filled with chemicals. Think natural instead. When apple cider vinegar is made, malic acid is formed. It's this substance that gives apple cider vinegar its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. The perfect properties for blemish prevention and elimination.
Apple cider vinegar helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, since it tightens the skin. Don't you want to look young forever! ;)
REMOVES TOXINS FROM YOUR FACE
By using apple cider vinegar regularly, it will help remove toxins from your skin, leaving you with a fresh, clean glow. It's like a daily face detox...love, love, love.
Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner Recipe
Organic apple cider vinegar
Please, please, please do not apply apple cider vinegar directly to your skin without diluting it first. It's very strong and it could damage your skin when applied directly. I recommend starting with a milder mixture until you see how your skin reacts.
I recommend one of the following mixtures, depending on your skin type. I usually make a batch to last me a week and fill up a small bottle.
Sensitive skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water
Normal skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water
Oily skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 1 part water
Once your apple cider facial toner is mixed, store it in a container and use once or twice daily. Apply it to your face and neck area with cotton pads and do not rinse. Be warned, it smells very vinegar-y. In the morning, I apply my cream or lotion once my face is dry. But at night, I usually go to sleep without applying anything else.
Give it a try, I'm telling you it's amazing. Once you get over the whole smelly vinegar thing. Try it for a week or two and watch your skin begin to glow and have a fabulous healthy shine.