How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar To Clear A Variety Of Skin Conditions

Several scientific studies have concluded that apple cider vinegar has a number of great health benefits. In particular, it has been found to be incredibly powerful at treating a wide range of skin conditions. For instance, you can make skin tags disappear by regularly soaking them with cotton balls soaked in cider vinegar.

Cider vinegar has a number of skin-healing properties that help treat eczema:

  • The beta-carotene in cider vinegar supports skin cell renewal.
  • Vinegar is rich in potassium, which helps regulate the skin's pH levels and also helps treat allergies.
  • Vinegar also helps cure eczema due to high concentrations minerals like magnesium, potassium, sulphur, iron, sodium, calcium, and phosphorous.
  • The lactic, acetic, and malic acids in vinegar are powerfully anti-fungal and antibacterial properties which help treat and prevent infections. Additionally, these compounds are also great at reducing inflammation and relieving dry, itchy skin.
  • Apple cider vinegar also has fiber, which helps eliminate eczema-causing toxins.

Apple cider vinegar also helps treat a variety of other skin conditions:

Adding cider vinegar to your skincare routine has a number of benefits. However, it is not advised that you apply it directly to your face. Instead, dilute the vinegar in a 1:1 solution with water. Test a few drops on your hands to make sure you don't have a sensitivity to it before applying it to your face.

Here are five great reasons to use cider vinegar:

  • Cider vinegar is just as effective as commercial creams at fighting acne. It's got strong anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, which prevent the formation of more pimples and acne.
  • Cider vinegar also removes toxins from the face, which leaves the skin glowing radiantly clean.
  • Washing your face daily with apple cider vinegar also helps to reduce age spots. Vinegar contains alpha hydroxy acids that eliminate dead skin cells. To apply, dab some vinegar on a cotton ball and place it directly on the age spots. Leave it in place for half an hour, then rinse the area with water. Repeat twice daily for a month and a half and you'll have glowing skin in no time.
  • Regularly washing your face with a solution of diluted cider vinegar helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Soak a cotton pad in the solution and apply to the skin. After a few minutes, rinse the face with lukewarm water and gently pat dry.
  • Cider vinegar helps remove excess oils from the skin and balances pH levels. This helps regulate sebum production in the skin, keeping it from getting too dry or too oily. 

Effective ways to treat eczema with apple cider vinegar:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar Diluted With Water

Vinegar is great at treating eczema due to its anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. You'll need:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 teaspoons
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Cotton Balls - 3

Mix the vinegar and water in a small bowl, then apply to eczema using a cotton ball. Repeat several times daily until eczema is treated. If your skin is particularly sensitive, use only one teaspoon of vinegar.


2. Ingest Apple Cider Vinegar Orally

Taking cider vinegar orally helps prevent eczema and also bolsters the immune system. Even here, you should dilute the vinegar. Simply mix one teaspoon of cider vinegar in one cup of water and drink daily.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar Bath

This is a very effective treatment for eczema. You'll need:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar - 1/2 cup
  • Moisturizer
  • Bathtub

Add the apple cider vinegar to your bath and take a nice soak for 15 minutes. Feel free to add some coconut oil to further enhance the bath's skin-friendly effects. Afterwards, pat yourself dry and apply moisturizer to the affected areas. Repeat daily until eczema is healed.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey

Honey has long been known to be one of the most useful and beneficial substances on Earth, and it works wonders for soothing skin. It's also got its own antibacterial properties, which, combined with vinegar, are incredibly effective at treating eczema. You'll need:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 teaspoons
  • Honey - 1 teaspoon
  • Water - 1 glass

Mix the honey with the apple cider vinegar, then mix with water. Stir well, and drink three times a day.

5. Apple Cider vinegar and Baking Soda

  • Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 teaspoons
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Baking Soda - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Honey - 1 teaspoon (optional)

Mix the vinegar with the baking soda, wait for it to stop fizzing, then add to a cup of water. You can also add honey to the mixture to enhance the taste a little bit. Stir vigorously and consume daily until the eczema is gone.


Important Tips:

  • Always dilute the vinegar, regardless of how you use it, as it could cause a severe burning sensation if used in its concentrated form.
  • Always test your skin's sensitivity to cider vinegar by sprinkling a few drops on your arm and waiting a minute to make sure there's no adverse reaction.
  • Since vinegar is so acidic, oral use is not recommended for people who are diabetic, have heartburn, and/or peptic ulcers.
  • Always keep your skin hydrated and moisturized as dry skin can aggravate eczema.
  • Pregnant women should always consult their physician before starting any treatment involving apple cider vinegar.
  • Avoid strong soaps or perfumes while using cider vinegar, as they could further irritate the skin.
  • Avoid too much dairy, peanuts, fish, soy, wheat, or eggs as these foods may worsen the condition.

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H/T: Healthy Food House

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