When it comes to psoriasis problem, apple cider vinegar can be our best friend. It is an effective soothing agent that has been used to treat a number of skin conditions. It has antiseptic properties that can help get rid of the irritation associated with psoriasis.
Check out below the common ways on how we can use apple cider vinegar in managing psoriasis.
Apple Cider Vinegar And Water
Apple cider vinegar or ACV makes the pH levels of our body more alkaline thereby improving digestive functions and killing toxins that cause viral or fungal infections. In addition to this, ACV is also loaded with important vitamins and minerals (including A, B, B6, and C as well as potassium and iron and alpha-hydroxy acids) that help exfoliate the skin’s top layer.
For this benefit, simply mix 2-3 drops of apple cider vinegar and one glass of water. Consume and drink once every day, before dinner.
We can also apply the ACV mixture directly to the affected areas using a warm washcloth as a compress. Hold the compress on the skin for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Apply several times a day as needed for itching.
Apple Cider Vinegar And Honey
Honey possesses antioxidant effects that help in combatting infection. Meanwhile, cinnamon has hydroxy cinnamaldehyde that helps lower down levels of inflammation.
Mix 1 tablespoon of ACV, 1 teaspoon of honey, and a pinch of cinnamon. Consume this mixture once daily followed by a glass of water. This mixture can also be applied topically on the skin and then wash after 30 minutes.
Apple Cider Vinegar And Olive Oil
Olive oil helps make the skin smooth and supple and helps prevent dryness. It has antioxidant properties to prevent further damage to healthy skin cells.
Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons each of ACV and extra virgin olive oil. Massage the mixture on the affected area and leave overnight. In the morning, gently wash it with lukewarm water. Do this once daily, before bedtime.
Other Health Benefits Of ACV
- May soothe a sore throat
- May help lower blood sugar levels
- May improve insulin sensitivity
- May Aid in weight loss
- May treat bad breath
- May prevent and decrease the risk of getting cancer and slows down the growth of cancer cells