About two years ago, I was given an “insiders” beauty secret while on a movie set. As I sat there getting my hair and makeup finished, the conversation turned towards the inevitable chatter of beauty products. I learned something that apparently women having been doing for thousands of years haha! The secret: Apple Cider Vinegar
Now, I just get so excited writing about this because the benefits of this amazing solution are truly endless…but what’s the best part? Well, its a very inexpensive beauty secret! 🙂 Of course, it would be a girl-code crime to not share this with others so here’s some more tidbits…
Here’s a list of some of the many benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (known also as ACV):
~Haircare (prevents dandruff and hair loss and also make hair shiny)
~Skincare (helps the skin and is great for acne and other skin conditions)
~Weight Loss (suppresses the appetite and speeds up metabolism)
~Varicose Veins (it releases any heaviness in the legs)
~Cellulite (bathe with it too!)
Now don’t get me wrong, the smell can be quite strong at first! However, you get used to it and you will notice how much it helps you. This really is the best thing for women because it is filled with so many essential trace elements.
What to get?
The best thing to do is to buy organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar that has what is called “The Mother ” in it. “The Mother” refers to mother of vinegar which is the way it looks because the ACV is unpasteurized. You can find it in your local health food store or even online. Depending on where you live, you might even find it at your local grocery store.
My favorite brand is Bragg from Santa Barbara. In my opinion, it really is the best. However, as long as you make sure it has all of the above attributes, then any other brand will do.
My tip for a great skin toner:
Mix 3 parts distilled water and 1 part ACV into a glass bottle (beauty bottle of vinegar dispenser bottle). Put on a round cotton pad and clean and tone your skin with this mixture. Depending on your skin, you can do this each morning or a few times a week. I know girls who do this morning and evening but do what works best for you.
If you do a search on this beauty secret in a bottle, you will find a wealth of information out there and some awesome beauty tips and uses. Give it a try…you will be pleasantly surprised;)