Vinegar has a number of recognized healing properties. Due to the multiple health benefits of vinegar it has been a popular cure for thousands of years. In fact Hippocrates, the Greek physician was one of the first to document vinegar’s healing properties. In recent times, apple cider vinegar has been given the label, “miracle cure” for its positive effects on a long list of illnesses. Let’s examine the truth behind this claim, particularly the use of apple cider vinegar for dark spots and as a cure for issues regarding skin pigmentation.
There is not just one source of vinegar. It can be made from a variety of vegetables and fruits. The process of making vinegar does not differ much no matter what the food source is. The process involves fermentation. If vinegar is to be made from mashed apple, one of the first things to do is to turn the sugar content of the fruit into alcohol. With the help of fermentation, vinegar is produced. There are many different brands of apple cider vinegar available, but one of the most notable is “Braggs.”
Now, let’s look at how problems with dark skin spots can be solved by using apple cider vinegar.
The essential content of apple cider vinegar is similar to other vinegars. The components are amino acid, acetic acid, mineral salts and a wide range of vitamins. If these nutrients are in the right amounts, they can be very beneficial to health. But the ingredient that makes apple cider vinegar good for dark spots and other hyper pigmentation problems is sulfur.This is the most highly recommended treatment method for pigmentation using apple cider vinegar.
Using a regular cotton pad or cotton wool, apple cider vinegar must be directly applied to the affected area. This must be done twice a day. Some recommend that the more potent approach is to apply it directly and then drink it as a tonic as well. Another popular suggestion is to add onion juice to the vinegar before applying it to affected areas.
Apple cider vinegar is also considered as a skin toner, a good solution to oily skin, and as treatment for acne. People who use apple cider vinegar report that they help in decreasing the size of pore and make the skin softer.
Here’s how to make an apple cider vinegar tonic! It’s quite easy; all you have to do is prepare a glass of warm water (half-full) and add a couple of teaspoons in it and that’s it. Besides, you can add some sugar or honey in it to make it less bitter. These days, apple cider vinegar is being offered in supplement form for people who prefer a milder taste.
Apple cider vinegar for dark spots is just one of the many natural remedies for pigmentation problems available. There are other options such as natural creams which you can try out first before opting for invasive procedures.