Apple Cider Vinegar: The Unexpected Beauty Savior

 

Wait, it does what?!

by COLLEEN MCCARTHY    ★    JAN. 4, 2018

Natural beauty is a hot topic right now, as you probably know from celebrities like Alicia Keys, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. Minimalistic makeup looks, natural hair textures and natural skin care products are all the rage. In fact, you may not be aware of all the little beauty secrets hiding in your cupboard. The newest MVP in natural beauty may be none other than apple cider vinegar. You read that right. This pungent yellow liquid is about to blow your mind with what it can do. Here are five things that you never knew apple cider vinegar could do for you.

1. It can help you lose weight.

If you drink this magical beauty potion every morning, you could drop some pounds and de-bloat your lower belly area. It also keeps you fuller longer, so you may be able to finally kick your 2 a.m. calzone habit. Last but not least, it has probiotics that are really good for digestive health. Your insides will love you for drinking this stuff. Beyoncé puts apple cider vinegar in her morning tea- That right there should be enough to motivate you to head to your nearest grocery store ASAP. 

2. It is a cheap and effective skin toner.

Rubbing apple cider vinegar on your face with a cotton ball can help give your skin that extra glow its been missing. The probiotics in it can do wonders for your skin. It can help to clear acne, even out your complexion and help fade scars and dark marks. Put it on before bed, and wake up with dewy skin the next day. Basically, it’s a one way ticket to your best #NoMakeupMonday ever.

3. It helps regulate blood sugar.

Having drastic spikes and dips in blood sugar is not healthy, but it can happen sometimes if you're a girl on-the-go. Rapid changes in blood sugar can lead to hyperness, fatigue, and it is especially bad for you if you’re diabetic. According to Medical News Today, drinking apple cider vinegar naturally helps balance your blood sugar levels.

4. It is a long-term cure to bad breath.  

Nobody is a stranger to morning breath. Gum is a good temporary fix, but there might be times when you can't munch on gum in public. With apple cider vinegar, you could be one of those people that wakes up in the morning with fresh breath. Apple cider vinegar kills bacteria in the mouth, and the probiotics continue to fight the bad, smelly bacteria long after you drink it.

5. It can be used as a clarifying treatment for hair.

Every glam girl knows the feeling. You use a ton of hair spray for that night-out updo or those stay-all-day curls, and then when you go to shampoo it, the residue refuses to leave your hair. You could spend extra money on an overpriced clarifying shampoo... or you could just reach for your trusty bottle of apple cider vinegar. Pour it over your hair in the shower and poof! All that nasty product buildup/miscellaneous gunk in your hair is history, and you’re left with shiny, clean locks. Tada!

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Put apple cider vinegar at the top of your grocery shopping list, and let your natural beauty shine. This beauty cure-all is cheap, versatile and can be found at most grocery stores. Forget diamonds. Apple cider vinegar is a girl’s best friend.

 
Tayler Bradford