Four Skin Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar (or ACV) is a hero ingredient, and understandably so. The healthy bacteria that grow in ACV during the fermentation process helps everything from sunburns, dandruff, to razor burns and bruise healing. ACV helps refresh and rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. It has been used all the way back to the Romans, so it is a quality, natural, lasting ingredient with proven benefits.
Here are a few reasons why Apple Cider Vinegar is an essential product when it comes to your skin’s health.
The pH in apple cider vinegar is similar to the acid mantle of your skin. The acid mantle is the layer of oil and perspiration that helps protect and moisturize skin. This layer is important for skin problems such as acne, oiliness or lack of moisture. It also helps protect against fungi or bacteria with the slight acidity. Since ACV matches the pH of the acid mantle, it doesn’t strip the skin of the natural oils, but rather gently cleanses.
The acid in ACV exfoliates skin. The small amount of acid in it breaks down the dead skin cells, revealing newer, vibrant skin. It allows for dry skin to come off and healthy skin to shine through. Once the outer dead cells are stripped, you are revealed with the healthy glow of naturally clean skin.
Potassium in the ACV helps deal with allergenic conditions. Potassium in ACV can help with eczema and help to calm skin. Adding potassium and limiting sodium has been shown to lower blood pressure and blood pressure walls.
ACV contains anti-inflammatory properties. This helps with dry skin. It allows it a chance to calm down and strengthen from the inside. By lowering histamine levels, it helps with redness and itchiness. Your skin is able to calm down and relax and work on properly rejuvenating.
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Apple Cider Vinegar is a main ingredient in Thayers Dry and Itchy Skin Lotion, allowing it to exfoliate, calm, and detoxify skin. ACV is great at cleansing but should be followed by moisturizer. Thayers Dry and Itchy Skin Lotion mixes ACV and the proper amount of moisture, for the perfect combination.
It will be a beauty staple with the cold weather sucking the moisture out of your skin!
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