Whether you put them in your lunch or use it’s on your skin, apple is a miracle. They are loaded with Vitamin C, which helps to produce collagen, contain copper, that protect your skin from harmful UV rays and Vitamin A, which helps in the overall functioning of your skin. But, if you don’t like munching this fruit, another great way to get its benefits is by adding this vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar has a lot of benefits- from using as a toner to hair cleanser to a remedy for burns, its benefits are endless.
What Is Apple Cider Vinegar, And How It Is Made?
Apple cider is a raw apple juice that is made by storing apples, sugar, and yeast. First, the alcoholic fermentation process occurs in which the apples are crushed and mixed with yeast. The apple and sugar after fermentation become alcohol.
The acetic acid created by acetobacter turns this alcohol into vinegar. The acetic acid produces tanginess in vinegar and also contains a small amount of potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, which help in maintaining the normal functionality of a body.
The fermentation process (alcohol to vinegar) then forms a membrane-like layer, which is safe and harmless.
What Are The Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar?
It Can Kill All Type Of Harmful Bacteria:
This helps in killing pathogens, including harmful bacteria. It is also used for treating lice, warts, disinfecting, treating the fungus, and more. Since it restricts bacteria from growing in food, people use it as a food preservative.
Help Soothing and Exfoliating Skin:
Apple cider vinegar benefits for skin are endless; it’s anti-inflammatory, and acetic acid properties help soothe and softening skin. The alpha hydroxy acids chemically exfoliate and remove the buildup of dead skin and generate new skin cells.
Just make sure to use it with water as the concentrated vinegar can hamper skin barrier, causing inflammation. So, before applying directly, add a few drops of apple cider vinegar in one cup water and prevent it from becoming too dry or oily.
Help Fight Acne:
This is antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal substance, which helps to treat bacteria and pimples. Also, it minimizes the formation of acne-causing bacteria and helps to exfoliate the dead skin cells. You can also use this to prevent blemished and other marks on the skin. Make sure to do a patch test; for this, take a cotton swab and check by applying to the jawline. If it causes burning sensations, become red or cause itching, then stop and clean. If not, add a thin layer to the spots, avoiding under eye area.
Maintain Blood Sugar Level:
High blood sugar can give rise to various health issues. This is particularly true for the people who have type 2 diabetes and have to control their blood sugar level. A recent study indicates that consuming vinegar before meal help lowering insulin and triglyceride level.
Help Toning Oily Skin:
This Apple vinegar is also an all-natural astringent, which removes dirt, grime, and oil from the skin. Using it often also helps to treat aging lines and other blemishes. Mix one spoon of apple vinegar with at least two cups of water and apply directly on the skin. You can even store this as a natural toner to keep your skin fresh and hydrating.
Protect From Dandruff:
This is best for fighting dandruff and other scalp issues. Dandruff is your body’s inflammatory response of yeast that grows on the scalp and cause itchiness. This vinegar helps to lower the amount of yeast growth and protect the dandruff buildup. Just mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water and apply on your hair and scalp. You can also add the prepared mixture in your shampoo bottle.
The uses of apple cider vinegar for skin are endless. But, if you are planning to replace it with medical treatments, consult your healthcare first.