Sunday, 24 December 2017 23:53

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for the Skin

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The benefits of ingesting apple cider vinegar have been sweeping the internet, becoming one of the latest social media health trends. From putting it in tea to taking “shots” of the vinegar, consumers seem obsessed with this liquid.

While the internal benefits of apple cider vinegar are tremendous, it can also be used topically to provide skin care benefits that rival its internal advantages.

Due to its high content of alpha hydroxy acids, apple cider vinegar can help to remove dead skin, giving skin a fresher, more vibrant look. Alpha hydroxy acids are also known to lighten age spots and help to remove blackheads. Therefore, clients can use apple cider vinegar as a wash or on a cotton ball to target age spots. During the manufacture of apple cider vinegar, malic acid is formed. Malic acid has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties that can help prevent acne and other blemishes from forming. The consistent use of apple cider vinegar will provide clients with an ample amount of the acid.

If clients are interested in utilizing apple cider vinegar in their skin care routine, inform them that they should not use the vinegar in its natural form; they should use a diluted mixture of 50 percent apple cider vinegar and 50 percent water. The vinegar in its natural form may burn the skin. Furthermore, suggest to clients that they test the mixture on the back of their hand before use.

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