So, you’re not the world’s greatest chef—but that doesn’t mean apple cider vinegar shouldn’t have a permanent spot in your cupboard, if only for its multitude of beauty-related uses. Among them:
DIY toner Mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 2 cups water, apply to a cotton ball, and smooth over a clean, dry face. Don’t rinse—let the solution sink in! You’ll help tighten skin, repair texture and tone, and treat and prevent breakouts.
Cleanse hair When your luscious locks need a break from all those hair care products you use, try mixing 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water, then rinse it through your hair after washing to help get rid of product buildup.
Cool the burn Got razor burn? Apply undiluted apple cider vinegar to a cotton ball and dab onto affected areas. Skin a little pink from the sun? Mix ½ cup apple cider vinegar with 4 cups water, wet a washcloth, and lay cloth over sunburned skin.
Treat bruises Soak a cotton pad with apple cider vinegar and secure it with a bandage over your bruise for about an hour—this will help increase circulation and promote healing of the affected area.
Relieve bug bites Tame the itch with undiluted apple cider vinegar, which has natural acids and anti-inflammatories to help healing, ease swelling, and, of course, rid skin of that pesky itch.