Skin Salvation – Apple Cider Vinegar

Skin Salvation – Apple Cider Vinegar

Skin Salvation – Apple Cider Vinegar

You’ve probably already heard of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and if you haven’t…

I’ve always known ACV as a cure all. Anytime I’ve had any issues from relationships and money to health and welfare, the cure has always been ACV. I mean, the list goes on and on. If you want to see an overview on all the benefits and claims, click here.

I’ll be touching more on the skin benefits of apple cider vinegar and what I’ve seen to be true first hand.

ACV Basics

ACV is known for having anti-fungal and bacteria killing abilities. Purchase your ACV raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized, with the “mother” intact. The more foggy and congealed looking, the better! This is a sign that friendly enzymes and bacteria that promote healing have not been removed during processing. The mother contains all of the beneficial compounds and without it, the product is basically a sour garbage cocktail.

Why ACV works for acne

Your skin needs balance to thrive. Stripping it down with harsh cleansers and using topical chemicals causes more issues and can potentially harm your skin. Try stripping down your skincare routine instead.

Don’t over wash and don’t over stimulate. ACV works wonders on acne prone skin because it returns the natural acidity to your skin and restores the acid mantle. It is known to kill acne causing bacteria, balance PH levels, remove dirt, oil and makeup and dissolves dead surface skin cells, pulling dirt and gunk to the surface.

ACV DIY toner

First, find a apple cider vinegar that works for you! I refuse to use anything other then Bragg’s. I’ve used their original formula for years and recently discovered this ACV with organic honey.

Honey has always worked for me. Honey is packed with antioxidants and enzymes that help to naturally nourish, cleanse, and hydrate your skin. The enzymes in raw honey clarify skin and keep pores clear.

To me this is a no brainer, two heavy hitters in one.

After you’ve bought your apple cider vinegar, you’ll want to grab a small container or spray bottle to house your toner.

The mixture is really whatever works best for you. I would start with 1:3 ratio and see how your skin reacts. Slightly tweak it until your skin gets used to the mixture.

Pour 1 part ACV, 2 parts filtered water, shake the mixture and it’s ready to be used!

Application

I apply the toner twice daily, in the morning I use a cotton pad and swipe it all across my face as my cleanser and toner. At night, after cleansing, I will directly spray this all over my face and let it sit and dry.

I’ll admit that the smell was almost enough for me to abandon this for good. The results though, absolutely amazing. My pores were smaller, my acne was less active, my scars were even diminishing before my eyes. If it smells as horrible as it does, yet so many people STILL use it on their face, you know it works. The smell doesn’t completely disappear but it does fade and I can ensure you that no one will smell it, I still haven’t gotten any complaints.

Try it out! Look into the many health benefits that ACV has to offer. You might end up like me, spraying it on your hair, face and feet, drinking it every morning and basically living your best vinegar life.

 

QUEENONADIME

Lela | Vancouver, BC | 23 | Beauty enthusiast on a budget.
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