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Is Apple Cider Vinegar a Secret Beauty Potion?

For as long as there have been many remedies, apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure. It has been said that fermented foods can lower blood sugar, reduces the risk of diabetes, and also helps in weight loss.




Some people also claim that it is the solution to skin and hair problems. It is true that this mild acid is preservative-free, antibacterial and inexpensive. But does it live up to its hype? Here's are four common claims about apple cider vinegar.


The Claim: To speed up the healing of sunburned skin, apply a compress dipped in cold apple cider vinegar.

Reality: You don't want to pour acid on the burn. "Instead of giving relief, it can actually sting," Doctor says. "Instead, simply soak the compresses in cold water or dip them in a mixture of cold water and whole milk. The fat in milk is a good skin soother."

Claims : To restore shine from dull hair, wash it with lukewarm water, mix a cup of apple cider vinegar with a pint of water, then rinse again with lukewarm water.

Reality: It can actually work that the acid in the vinegar washes away styling products that can cling to the hair even after shampooing.

"Just be sure to dilute the vinegar in water for a gentler action," Because the acid clogs the cuticle of each hair strand, hair treated with apple cider vinegar becomes shiny but flattering. So you might be trading a little fullness in exchange for more shine.

Claims : Dabbing oil with a cotton ball on apple cider vinegar is a good astringent for acne prone skin. 

Reality: Bad idea. Vinegar is too drying for the skin's protective barrier, "Plus, it stinks! If you want to do-it-yourself route, try making your own gentler toner. Use one part witch hazel to three parts water."

Claim: Apple cider vinegar helps in controlling dandruff by killing the fungus that causes it. 

Reality: Maybe. "Some reports say cider vinegar zaps the microscopic critters, but some say it doesn't,” Wechsler notes. “Until we know for sure, why give fungus more growing time when there are so many dandruff shampoos that will quickly solve this itchy, flaky problem?”

If you want to try it anyway, use a concentrated rinse of one part apple cider vinegar to three parts warm water, she suggests.
"Some reports say apple cider vinegar zaps microscopic critters, but some say it doesn’t,”. "Until we know for sure, why give the fungus time to grow more when there are so many dandruff shampoos that will quickly solve this itchy, flaky problem?"
If you want to try it anyway, use a concentrated rinse of one part apple cider vinegar to three parts warm water. Its a suggestion.

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