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The Perks of Using Apple Cider Vinegar as a Skin Care Product

By Edited Jun 10, 2016 2 2

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Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is well-known culinary additive. But, did you know that it can also be used as part of your daily skin care regime? Yes, it's true. This specific type of vinegar is now becoming a popular anti-aging remedy. Depending on your preferences, you can either use it internally or externally.

Before using this regime, let's us first discuss its properties or constituents that makes it an excellent skin care product. Through this, you will be able to understand the mechanism behind this specific remedy. Aside from that, you'll also know how and when can you use this skin care regime.

Properties of ACV that are Beneficial for the Skin

The efficacy of apple cider vinegar for skin care is primarily due its “mother” content. Unlike its other counterparts, this type of vinegar is usually made from organic apples. Furthermore, it did not undergo the pasteurization process. Hence, it still has the “mother” component that is not typically found in other types of vinegar.

The so-called “mother” component is actually the sediments found at the bottom of every bottle. It has several bacteria, enzymes, vitamins and minerals that give dozens of health benefits. So, what are its properties that are beneficial for the skin?

Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Antioxidant – This type of vinegar has many vitamins and minerals that act as antioxidants. Keep in mind that antioxidants play a vital role in every skin care regimen. Hence, vitamins such as A, B and C present in this organic product are the main reason it is considered as an excellent anti-aging remedy.
  • Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory – This product can also boost your immune system when it is orally taken. When used as an astringent it can also kill microbes present in your skin. This specific property is due to its malic acid content. Hence, you can also use this for acne prevention and treatment. In addition to that, you can also use this product for fungal infections and sun burn.
  • pH  –  All types of vinegar are acidic in nature. For that reason, this product helps restore the natural  acidic pH of your skin. If you use this everyday as a skin toner; it can resolve skin dryness, flaking and itchiness. In addition to that information, if you drink too much coffee and wine, its ash contents can also help neutralize your normal body pH. This is because of its alkaline state.
  • Others – Taking this product orally can improve one's blood circulation. This can make your skin look young and radiant. It can also help sustain your skin’s elasticity. And lastly, it also aids in efficient skin cell rejuvenation.

How to Use ACV as a Skin Care Remedy?

Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin Care

There are two ways for you to use ACV as a skin care product. First is by taking it orally on a daily basis. To do this, dilute two tablespoons of this product in a glass of water. If you're not a fan of its acidity or sourness, you can also add juice or honey in it to improve its taste.

The second option is through topical application. If you’re going to use it externally, creating a solution containing equal parts of water and vinegar is a must. You can also add honey or some herbs such as lavender, lemon grass and rosemary in it. 


As a precaution, keep in mind that this substance is highly acidic. Hence, it can cause damage and irritations when used alone. For that reason, always dilute it first before drinking or applying it on your skin.

In addition to that, only opt for raw ACV or those that has “mother” on their labels. This is because clear vinegar or those without sediments are not beneficial for your skin. One of the highly recommended brands you can use is Bragg®. With that, using this type of vinegar for skin care is not only proven to be economical, but efficient as well. 

With that, always keep in mind that the best skin care regimen starts with your diet. This article entitled "Balanced Diet: The Best Skin Care Regimen" may give you more information. 

More Information about ACV

The video below can give you more information about this healthful product. 



Jul 20, 2014 9:00pm
This is a great piece with a lot of useful information.

I read that you can use apple coder vinegar to treat warts, too. I tried to dab some onto one of my daughter's and she flipped out -- I guess it's not the most comfortable topical if it's not diluted.
Jul 21, 2014 5:22am
Thanks Abby!

I haven't tried using ACV as a home remedy cause most ACVs sold here in our country does not contain the so-called "mother". Thanks for sharing your experience and for the additional info about ACV and warts. :)
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