I’ve gone all-natural in my skincare and I flipping love it. Never ever going back to store-bought products! I’ve never been so satisfied with my skincare by using home remedies for acne scars and clogged pores.
Apple cider vinegar is a miracle in a bottle. It reduces and prevents acne, it fades scars, it unclogs pores, prevents whiteheads and blackheads (in my experience).
It has innumerable benefits! Awhile back I wrote a rant on shampoo and how I’m quitting it because it ruined my scalp, my scalp was itchy and oily. Well, you know what restored my scalp back to health? Apple cider vinegar, my new best friend! I will write a separate post on my new long hair care routine. I got a GIANT bottle of it because that’s how much I love it.
For now, let’s just talk about ACV for the skin. I’ve been doing the Oil cleansing method for the past 2 and 1/2 months. But, I’ve been having some hormonal breakouts in my chin area. Thank you, PMS! So, I needed something a little extra to control my hormonal acne and I read about ACV. I decided to try it and within 3 days my skin became stable. It made my skin so clear and glowing. My pores are hardly visible! My scars are a little faded but all of this in 3 days!?! That’s amazing.
If you have a question on how to get rid of acne, someone even recommends ACV for back acne. If you suffer from back acne then you should definitely try it. ACV is natural. I know vinegar might sound scary but trust me it’s amazing. Don’t judge until you try it for yourself.
How to use apple cider vinegar for the skin?
- I’ve mine in a little bottle. Make a mixture of half ACV with half water. The quantity you make depends on you but the ratio should be half ACV and half water. You don’t have to store this in the fridge, you can keep it in your room or bathroom and it will not spoil. I apply this at night or sometimes in the morning. I use a cotton pad to apply it.
- If you’re married and don’t want to stink of vinegar at night, just do it when your husband goes to work in the morning.
- It will be a little smelly but the smell goes away in a few minutes. Don’t wash your face after you apply this toner, let it work on your face. And, no you will not be smelling like vinegar. The ACV toner is diluted so it doesn’t smell as strong.
- If you’ve been suffering from acne for a long time, give ACV a shot but remember you cannot use other acne medications with this. It might cause a chemical burn. Also, if you’ve sensitive skin please spot test on a small area before applying on the whole face.
Once my skin stabilizes I will probably use ACV less often, like maybe two times a week only. I know natural skincare looks like too much work but with those little plastic bottles, you can store everything like a store-bought product. It’s worth it!
Here’s my skincare summed up.
Have you tried ACV? Let me know your experience in the comments below.