Winter skin care: Use apple cider vinegar for beautiful, hydrated skin this harsh winter
First Published 16, Nov 2020, 12:09 PM
Do you dread the winter months? Especially the effect that cold weather has on your skin? We understand. This article is just for you.
Winter is not easy on your skin. From the dry air outside to the lack of humidity inside, skin can easily get irritated and dehydrated, causing itching and flakiness.
Even if you have healthy skin the rest of the year, you may develop a winter rash during cold seasons. The condition is common and often recurs year after year.
Without treatment and lifestyle changes, your rash may last throughout winter. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your skin healthy and moisturized year-round.
Apple cider vinegar is an ingredient, which has many health as well as skin benefits. It is rich in acetic, citric, malic and amino acids and also contains vitamins, enzymes and mineral salts, which is beneficial for your skin.
Acnes and pimples: If you are struggling from stubborn acnes and pimples, then keep an apple cider vinegar bottle handy. Due to its antibacterial and antifungal substance, apple cider vinegar helps in keeping your skin pores bacteria, oil and dust free.
How to use: Mix raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar with filtered water in a bowl. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and apply it on the affected skin. Leave it for 10 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Reapply a few times daily for a few days to see the result.
Soothe and exfoliate skin: Apple cider vinegar will soothe your skin and will leave it soft and supple. Its alpha hydroxy acid removes the dead skin cells and reveals healthy new skin cells.
How to use: Pour some apple cider vinegar in a bathtub of warm water. Be in there for 15-20 minutes. Allow the protective acid to soak into your skin. Follow this routine to maintain the pH levels of your skin.
Skin toner: Apple cider vinegar has astringent properties, which helps in increasing the blood flow to the skin and minimise the pores, a great remedy for the ones with oily skin. It also regulates the pH level of your skin.
How to use: Mix apple cider vinegar with filtered water. You may add a few drops of essential oil also. Apply the solution on your skin using a cotton ball. Leave it for a few minutes, and then rinse it off with cool water. You can use it once or twice a day as per your need.
Remove age spots and fights wrinkles: Apple cider vinegar has alpha hydroxy acids, which helps in removing dead skin and reveals healthy and glowing skin. Not just that, apple cider vinegar also helps in removing the age spots and minimises fine lines and wrinkles.
How to use: Dab a little apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and apply it directly on the age spot and wrinkles. Leave it for 30 minutes and then wash it off with cool water. Follow this routine twice daily for 6 weeks and you will see the difference.