Enter apple cider vinegar. With bottles of apple cider vinegar retailing at between $2 and $3, it seems too good to be true. “In general, I think vinegars are healthy and beneficial, but all on their own I think it’s likely that their benefits are modest at best,” Thomas M. Campbell, M.D., clinical director at the University of Rochester Program for Nutrition in Medicine, told Yahoo Beauty.
“Skin is naturally acidic but when vinegar is used as a toner, it helps skin find the ideal balance between dry and oily,” says Dr. Karen Hammerman, cosmetic dermatologist at Vanguard Dermatology in New York City. “Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which, when applied to your scalp, removes excess buildup left from styling products and shampoos,” says Hammerman. Don’t worry, the smell won’t stick around—but if you’d prefer, try a clarifying shampoo like Fekkai’s Apple Cider Shampoo ($20, amazon.com) for similar effects.
Because once your fashion plan is on-point (and, ideally, Alexander Wang-ed up), your healthy eating strategy needs to follow suit. Simply put: If you’re not already all about drinking apple cider vinegar, you should be. My motto: don’t stress, eat potato chips. Specifically, microwave-made sweet potato chips which were first slicked with and EVOO-ACV combo before being nuked for about 6 minutes.