To use vinegar as a skin treatment, soak in a bathtub with apple cider vinegar mixed in or apply to the skin with a cotton pad or ball. The vinegar can soothe many skin problems.
To use vinegar as a skin treatment, use the following steps:
- Mix water and vinegar
- Apply the mixture to the skin
- Make a stronger vinegar mixture
- Use undiluted vinegar
To make a homemade toner, mix 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
To use the toner, soak a cotton pad or ball in the water and vinegar mixture and apply it directly to the skin. The acids in the vinegar help make the skin tighter, reduce pores and improve circulation in the face.
A stronger solution of 1/2 cup of vinegar to 4 cups of water can soothe more serious skin problems such as sunburns. The vinegar can help restore pH levels to the skin after a burn. Apply the mixture using the same method as the toner.
For stronger irritations, do not dilute the vinegar before applying it to the face. Undiluted vinegar can help treat bug bites, razor burn and bruises.
Apple cider vinegar also works well as a soak. To make a vinegar bath to help restore skin pH values, mix 8 ounces of vinegar into a full bathtub. To make a foot soak to reduce foot odor, pour 1 cup of vinegar into 4 cups of warm water in a shallow tub.