Apple cider vinegar has been a multipurpose folk remedy for decades, touted as a disinfectant, a natural way to replenish skin and hair, and a superfood with all kinds of benefits. Science has backed a few of these purposes, for vinegar in general, but the observable results are pretty meh.
1) Don’t Expect Apple Cider Vinegar to Do Anything for Your Skin and Hair
Several natural living and homeopathic beauty sites tout the benefits of apple cider vinegar to renew the appearance of skin and hair. Some people from a medical background recommend it. “I have personally incorporated apple cider vinegar into my daily diet and skincare routine and have seen firsthand the benefits of doing so,” says Rebecca Lee, a registered nurse and founder of the natural health website, RemediesForMe.com. But there is no definitive study on how well apple cider vinegar performs at skin and hair cleansing tasks.