White vinegar is formed through fermentation of alcoholic liquids and emerge as a liquid acetic acid. White vinegar or in fact all kinds of vinegar has essential nutrients like B-1, mineral salts and no fats. This white vinegar has less than 3 calories per 1 tablespoon but it has the minimal amount of vitamins and nutrients. Though the product is being famous as a house cleaner it has various other benefits that you may not be aware of. White vinegar works wonder for your skin, hair and even helps in weight loss.
Benefits of White Vinegar for Hair – White vinegar is hair-friendly in the following ways:-
- Shine Booster – Mix one tablespoon of white vinegar, a pint of plain water and steep a bag of herbal tea for cutting down the acetic acid of vinegar as well as for an added herbal scent. Cover your hair with the solution and leave it for a good couple of minutes so that the solution could get all soaked in your hair and rinse thoroughly. The nutrients present in white vinegar helps in boosting the shine of your hair and makes them manageable altogether.
- Organic and Natural Highlighter – White vinegar serves as a powerful ingredient in bringing the tint of highlight in your hair. It will lighten the natural color of your hair when you mix it with distilled water. Hence, if your hair is black or dark brown then it would leave reddish highlights but if you are naturally blonde then the mixture would automatically give you a lighter shade of your natural blondes. In order to accomplish the look, keep the mixture in your hair for at least 30 minutes or even more and wash it thoroughly with your regular shampoo and conditioner.
- Cleansing Agent – Using lots of hair products creates a gradual sticky-build up in your hairs. Therefore, cleansing your hair with vinegar and water after help in removing the residual of the build-up and makes your hair healthy with added shine.
- Reduces Frizz – Excessive use of harsh chemical products and exposure to environmental pollution makes hair frizzy and non-manageable. Therefore, applying vinegar and water mixture onto your hair could really help in curbing the problem as vinegar has soothing nutrients which would not only reduce the frizz but it will also help in making your hair smooth and silky at the same time.
- Managing Dandruff – Vinegar is famous for its anti-fungal properties and eliminates dandruff-causing fungus. In order to do that, mix two tablespoons of water with two tablespoons of vinegar and apply it on your scalp, leave it for at least 5 minutes and rinse your hair with lukewarm water. Do it for at least thrice in a week until the problem is completely gone.
Benefits of White Vinegar for Skin – White vinegar makes your skin look radiant and pimple-free in the following ways:-
- Treats skin related problems like Acne – White Vinegar is helpful in treating various skin related problems like acne breakouts, pimples and lightens blemishes and uneven skin tone with the help of its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties.
- Reduces age spots- Vinegar helps in lightening the age-related spots as well as eliminates dead skin cells entirely due to the presence hydroxy acids in apple cider as well as white vinegar.
- Reduces wrinkles – Diluted Vinegar when applied regularly on the skin, it helps to delay the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
- Draws out toxins- Vinegar has the property to draw out the toxins from the skin and makes the skin radiant and young.
- Antiseptics properties- Vinegar also works as an antiseptic. It not only has antiseptic properties but also reduces the pain giving instant relief. As it works wondrously when applied in the sunburnt area. Mix vinegar and water together and pour the mixture into a spray bottle and apply it on the sunburned area. Alternatively, you can also add the mixture in a bucket of water and then take a bath with it.
- Facial Toner – Mixing 1 tablespoon of vinegar with 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel preferably store it in a bottle. Apply the mixture to your face and neck and keep it for 1 to 2 minutes. Vinegar has anti-bacterial and astringent properties which minimize the pores and also helps in promoting circulation. Do this at least once or twice during the day.
- Heals Razor Bumps – Vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties in it which helps in soothing the irritated skin. The acetic acid present in Vinegar helps in removing ingrown hair. To effectively heal the razor bumps, splash white vinegar on to the area where razor bumps are seen and air dry it, do it at least twice a day until the bumps disappear.
- Body Odor – Mix a half cup of vinegar in a bucket of water and use the mixture in bathing. Body Odor is a result of sweating and bacteria since Vinegar has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties helps in fighting and preventing these odor-causing bacteria. Use this twice a day for effectively reducing body odor.
Benefits of White Vinegar for Weight loss – White vinegar helps in reducing the weight effectively. Research has shown that white vinegar when consumed helps in reducing the calorie intake throughout the day. The presence of high acetic acid in white vinegar leads easy and quick digestion of food and controls the level of blood pressure too. Drinking white vinegar before a meal makes you feel full and hence, help you to eat less. Apart from drinking vinegar, one should also keep in check their daily calorie intake so that they can effectively manage their weight loss. The research has also shown that consuming an excess of vinegar leads to dental erosion and other related problems. Therefore, instead of direct consumption, use vinegar into your food since it calorie-free so it won’t affect your regular calorie intake. You can also incorporate it into your salad dressing.
So now you know that white vinegar has multiple-uses apart from just serving as a kitchen or laundry room cleaner