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            Vinegar, a Natural Remedy
Cider vinegar is a natural astringent and has a pH level very similar to the skin’s. Cider vinegar is an excellent remedy for oily and problem skin. It helps clear up teenage acne and occasional breakouts, prevents blackheads, closes pores, and slows the signs of aging thanks to its antioxidant properties. (See Vinegar, a Natural Beauty Product.)
Easing arthritis pain requires balancing the body’s acid-base ratio by choosing alkaline foods over acidic ones and introducing minerals into the diet. Cider vinegar can play an important role in minimizing arthritis pain by promoting the softening and elimination of crystals formed in body tissues (chondrocalcinosis). It can also help slow arthritis progression. To help soothe a particularly painful region, apply hot salt water to the affected area and then rub with cider vinegar. Cider vinegar is also used externally for muscle pain and stiffness, inflammation, and sprains by again applying hot salt water to the affected area and rubbing with cider vinegar.

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