“Chique” Tip: Green Your Beauty Routine

As some of you know I have been trying to take my beauty routine “green”. It all started with my Baking Soda Scrub and then it progressed to the Oil Cleansing Method and now this: Apple Cider Vinegar Toner. I have never been a big believer in using toner as it always seemed like a wasted step in my lengthy regime. But, after reading a great post by Natalie Holbrook on her blog, I was inspired to do more research. It is truly amazing the natural cosmetics you can find in your kitchen cupboard. I make the best coleslaw (recipe will follow as it is a summer staple) with apple cider vinegar, but who knew it would act as a skincare staple.

ACV neutralizes my skin’s ph balance, helps release toxins plus softens and exfoliates the skin. Just mix a 1:1 ratio of water and Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar “with the Mother” as the raw, unpasteurized, living enzymes are what you need to retain the full benefits. I put mine in an old medicine jar with a dropper, so I can easily dispense on a cotton ball after I cleanse my face. Please beware, ACV does not leave a pleasant odor on your skin, but it doesn’t last all day. I believe the pros outweigh the stinky con, as I have noticed an incredible difference in my skin since using it three times a week in the morning and at night.

In fact, the other morning we were driving to school on a damp dark day sitting in traffic and Parker exclaimed, “I can just smell the depression in the air”. I thought to myself, quite a profound statement for a nine year old. I paused for a moment contemplating his comment and then bashfully replied “Are you sure that isn’t my Apple Cider Vinegar Toner you are smelling?”. He leaned over, took a whiff and grimaced “Oh, that is what stinks!”. Oh so very “UnChique” to smell like rotten apples, but oh so very “Chique” to nurture your complexion!

Are you convinced? If not, read here and here for more information and I promise you will be hooked!

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