Apple Cider Vinegar
Another common household product that is useful for everyday use is apple cider vinegar.
Scientific studies have shown that it has the potential to help with diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure and heart health, cancer, and weight loss. It’s important to keep in mind that the results of these studies are only preliminary.
Some people swear by apple cider vinegar and take it daily. It is recommended that if you do so, to mix it into water or juice so the high acidic content doesn’t harm your esophagus. And the claims associated with apple cider vinegar are often overstated.
Another potential benefit of this vinegar is a clearer complexion. Again, because of the acidic content, apple cider vinegar should not be applied directly to the face. Instead it should be watered down.
I found instructions on Tipnut to mix 1 part vinegar with 3 parts water and apply the mixture to my face. After 5 minutes you rinse.
I tried it out and wasn’t thrilled with the results. My skin tends to be pretty sensitive–I can only wear gold or silver jewelry, I scabbed the last time I had my eyebrows waxed, etc.–so I probably should have tested the mixture on a smaller area instead of my entire face.
That said, I could see the benefit of dabbing the mixture directly onto a pimple. It obviously dried my skin out, besides just irritating it.
After rinsing, my face looked like it was sunburned, red and angry, and last night it was still bothered by having the heat on in my car. It was a good reminder for me to not just take something at face value, especially something I stumble across online, without doing further research or investigation.
So here’s another friendly reminder not to be a passive consumer.