9 ways to use white vinegar in your beauty routine
Vinegar for beauty. White vinegar is the clear liquid produced from the fermentation of ethanol. Unlike the other types of vinegar, it is not derived from food sources. White vinegar is widely available in most supermarkets and very affordable. It has several uses around the home ranging from cleaning, stain removal, and disinfecting.
White vinegar works superbly as a safe, eco-friendly, non-toxic household cleaner. This cheap multi-tasker is also great for cleaning salads, shining glass, washing tiles, safely whitening clothes, and disinfecting table tops. But did you know that you can effectively incorporate white vinegar into your regular beauty routine?
1. Nail care
Before you paint your nails, wipe them with vinegar, rather than nail polish remover. This removes any natural oils on your nails making the polish last longer. Once your nails are dry you can apply base coat and continue with your manicure.
2. Safely Clean Makeup brushes
Mix an equal part of vinegar and water in a clean container. Dip your brushes, eyelash curlers, and any other beauty tools in this liquid for 5-10 minutes. Dab on a towel to remove any residue and allow to dry. Vinegar is a chemical free cleaner that sanitises your tools without the harsh effects of alcohol. When dry, the smell disappears completely.
3. Natural Deodorant
Mix 50% of vinegar with 50% water and put in a spray bottle. Spray on underarms. Alternatively, you can wipe your underarms with 100% white vinegar when needed. The vinegar will get rid of any body odour and the vinegar smell will vanish once it dries.
4. Cold sore remedy
Dab the cold sore with vinegar a few times a day to reduce the swelling and pain. It will also keep the area clean. White Vinegar is also useful for insect bites as it relieves itching while soothing the irritated area.
5. Clear up acne
Dip a cotton ball in white vinegar and dab on the affected area. The acidity in vinegar will dry out the pimple and restore the skin’s pH levels. You may also make a toner of equal parts of water and vinegar. Apply on your skin once or twice a day, avoiding the eye area.
6. Foot Soak
Soak two wash cloths in vinegar and wrap around your feet. Soak for 15 minutes and then proceed with your pedicure as usual. The vinegar helps to get rid of dry, flaky, or dead skin, while getting rid of any odour.
7. Razor Burn Remedy
Dab the area with well diluted vinegar to soothe irritated skin. The acid in the vinegar will also help ingrown hairs grow out more easily.
Have you used vinegar in your beauty routine?