You have tried all sorts of cosmetics, but want something that will work quickly – a product which is easy to find or something that will not cost you a lot. Have you ever tried using apple cider vinegar? Yeah, that’s right! Check on the shelves in your kitchen or go and get yourself one from your local store. Remember to add your comments below and share with us your picture of how it was before and after applying apple cider vinegar.
Avoid chemicals in your toiletries
Nowadays people are so health conscious that they will not eat canned foods or vegetables produced with the help of fertilizers. People prefer to eat organic food with the focus to stay young and healthy and to the extent of also protecting green farming. What is the purpose of being so health conscious and yet you keep on rubbing chemicals on your skin? These chemicals are absorbed through your pores and filtered through your kidneys. All this said, if chemicals are of a concern to you, then you should not be using them. That’s why you will now consider the apple cider vinegar.
Stay away from conventional toners!
Toners are typically a chemical mixture of alcohol, astringents, fragrances, parabens or even hydrogenated oils, additives like green this, blue that. These chemicals are absolutely not necessary for anyone to have clear and beautiful skin. Stay clean and consider using the natural apple cider vinegar instead.
Are toners a must?
The cleaning products that we use daily like soaps, lotions, shower gels ect… (they have a pH above 7) deregulate the skin’s natural pH. The optimal pH of human skin is normally 5,5. Hence, a toner (having a PH of around 3-4) can be used to restore the skin’s natural pH. Cleansing, toning and moisturizing dates back long ago. Some people says that ancient cultures were using avocado, olive oils, palm oils and spices to moisturize their skin, salts for cleansing, sand for scrubbing, mud as a mask, and botanical waters for refreshing the skin. Toners are not a must, if you are already using products that will not deregulate your pH level. Even so, at times the skin tone becomes a bit dull, and having recourse to an apple cider vinegar toner is a good thing to revive the skin’s natural beauty.
The benefits of using apple cider vinegar as a facial toner
Apple cider vinegar is derived from the fermentation of apples which are loaded with pectin, potassium, calcium and malic acid. The fermentation fortifies it with enzymes and acids. Do not be afraid to apply apple cider on your skin as it is an antibacterial and antiseptic, which can only be beneficial when treating skin infections like eczema and acne.
Easy as it is, let’s begin
At night, apply coconut oil on your face after you would have thoroughly washed it with a regular face wash. Following this daily ritual before going to bed, you will apply apple cider vinegar as a facial toner. What for the day then? Repeat the same steps before going out.
How to make your own apple cider vinegar facial toner
Ingredients: raw apple cider vinegar + water
Optional: rose water, orange juice, tea tree or lavender essential oils
For oily skin: Mix 1 tsp (teaspoon) water with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
For sensitive skin: Mix 4 tsp water with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
For normal/dry skin: Mix 2 tsp water with 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Combine the ingredients together and store in a glass container. This toner is shelf stable, thus you won’t need to keep it refrigerated.
Mode of application:
With a piece of cotton, gently rub the toner on your face and neck. You can also store this toner in a spray bottle and whenever you want to freshen up your skin, just spray a light mist directly on your skin. There is no need to rinse off, just let it dry. You can use your toner as many times you want during the day. However, remember to clean your face before the application.
I would recommend that you do a patch test to see how your skin responds. Apple cider vinegar may cause burns when applied to skin. Use the sensitive skin ratio for a start to see how well your skin react, then you can slowly reduce the amount of water in your mixture to figure out what best suits your skin.
After 3-4 weeks you will start to see changes in your face tone. Your face will become bright and fresh.
Try it and share this information with all your friends and families. They will be so grateful to you!
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