Apple cider vinegar seems to be one of those natural ingredients that, like coconut oil, works for just about anything. And no surprise, it’s excellent for your skin. The main ingredient of apple cider vinegar is acetic acid, and it contains lactic, citric and malic acids as well. Those acids gently exfoliate skin by dissolving dead skin cells. Applying ACV to your face also delivers beneficial vitamins, mineral salts and amino acids deeper into the skin. It’s easy to make your own at-home skin peel with one of our favorite foods, apples!
Combing apple cider vinegar with apples ups the dose of gentle, natural acids that clear away dead skin cells. Apples are a naturally potent source of malic acid, which boosts immunity, detoxifies metals from our bodies, and contributes to overall healthy skin. Using these acids in a facial peel is particularly helpful for evening out complexions, especially if you have age spots or sun damage.
- 1 teaspoon organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon applesauce, preferably organic or homemade
Clean your face of all make-up then combine apple cider vinegar with applesauce and stir until well mixed. With clean hands or a brush apply the mask to your face, avoiding the eye area. Let sit for 10-15 minutes and remove with soft cloth and cool water. I recommend this mask at night or before a shower as the apple cider scent tends to linger!
This mask doesn’t keep well so it’s best to make only enough for one application.