ACV to Kick Off the Start of Fall
It’s a gloomy fall Tuesday in Roscoe. I can’t say I mind it one bit as I just so happen to live for gloomy fall days.
This fall, I’ve already noticed some hype surrounding the use of apple cider vinegar in baths. It sparked my curiosity as I actually enjoy starting my day off with a hot cup of acv tea (a concoction of acv, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and honey).
It helps to detoxify the body, and it gives me a boost of energy. I firmly believe it also aids in mental clarity for the day because I feel more focused and ready to go after consuming a cup. But bathing in an acv bath? I never really considered trying one!
So I dug deeper to see what all of the hype was about because if acv is that good for you internally, then it has to provide some benefits for your skin. What I found was actually really interesting!
In fact, you can use it for more than just a bathtime remedy for your skin.
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
You can use it as a toner
Who would’ve guessed? Because of its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, acv can help not only soothe irritated skin, but it can also act as a pore-penetrator to remove bacteria from the skin.
I am definitely going to be giving this a try (I LOVE toners.) If you plan on making this mixture yourself, dilute the acv with distilled water before applying to your face. I will be trying this with 1 part acv and 1 part water.
Soothes Painful Sunburns
Did you know? Taking an acv bath after being in the sun too long can help take the sting out of your sunburns. Make sure to moisturize with aloe vera after your bath!
Say Bye-Bye to B.O.
This is for all you smelly athletes and stinkers out there. Taking an acv bath will kill the odor-causing bacteria that protrudes from your underarms and other crevices.
I tend to think of this to be the same as if you pour a cup of white vinegar in a batch of smelly laundry to remove the odor. Vinegar really does wonders.
If you experience joint or muscle aches, an apple cider vinegar bath will help soothe sore muscles.
ACV Bath Reminders
While experimenting with new ingredients is always a fun part of caring for your skin (um…half the reason I became an Esthetician!), it is always important to talk to your Esthetician or Dermatologist before starting a new skin care treatment.
They will help you make the best decisions for your skin.
If you choose to make an acv toner, you MUST dilute it. You may risk burning your skin as acv is acidic. Do not overuse.
What are your thoughts on the acv detox bath? Have you taken one yet? Share your stories with me!