Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- African Red Tea, Blackstrap Molasses
- Aloe Vera, Vitamin E
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Anti-Aging Remedies
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Green Tea
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Oil Pulling
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Olive Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Tea Tree Oil
- Apricot Scrub, Drink Water
- Avoid Sugar
- Avoid the Sun, Facial Exercises
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda Scrub, Apple Cider Vinegar Toner, Flax Seed Oil
- Bathing in Purified Water
- Baths, Aloe Vera, Water
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Brown Sugar Scrub
- Brown Sugar, Egg White, H2O2 Lift
- Brown Sugar, Olive Oil
- Brown Sugar, Rolled Oats, ACV and Baking Powder Scrub
- Cacao Butter
- Castor Oil
- Castor Oil and Olive Oil Cleanser
- Chinese Red Dates, Honey
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Cow Udder Cream
- Curamin, Exercise
- Diet Tips
- Dry Brushing, Oil
- Eating Avocados
- Eliminate Chemicals
- Emu and Primrose Oil Moisturizers
- Enlarged Pores
- Essential Oils
- Facial Exercises
- Fish Oil, Vitamin E
- Flaxseed Oil
- Fountain of Youth Mask
- General Feedback
- Glycerin and Rose Water
- Glycerin Free
- Grapeseed Oil
- Half Milk, Half Cream
- Homeopathic Skincare
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Irish Peat
- Jojoba Oil
- Korean Glove
- Lemon Juice Exfoliator
- Lifestyle Choices
- Lightening Skin
- Lye Soap
- Monoi Oil
- Multiple Remedies
- Nancy's Youth Formula
- Natural Cosmetics
- Nivea, Vaseline
- Nutrient Masks
- Oatmeal and Baking Soda Scrub
- Oatmeal Scrub
- Oil Cleansing Method
- Oil Pulling
- Olive Oil
- Olive Oil Facial Massage, Castor Oil Mosturizer
- Olive, Coconut, Avocado Oil
- Omega Oils: 3, 6, and 9
- Organic Oils and Baking Soda
- Over the Counter
- Ozonated Olive Oil
- Pure Shea Butter
- Raw Cabbage Salad
- Raw Cocoa Butter
- Raw Food Diet
- Remedies Needed
- Rice, Egg Whites
- Rose Water, Colloidal Silver
- Sandalwood Powder, Soap, Rosewater
- Sea Salt
- Sesame Oil
- Shark Cartilage Oil
- Smiling While You Moisturize
- Stephanie's Remedies
- Sudo Cream
- Sugar and Coconut Oil Scrub
- Tamanu Oil
- Turmeric and Tiger Nut Mask
- Urine Therapy
- Vegetarian Diet
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamins A
- Water Cleanse
- Water, Spinning in Circles
- White Tea Bag Astringent
- Witch Hazel, Coconut Oil
12/27/2012: Lightawake from Auckland, New Zealand: "hi, i have just been trying out AVC for the dry flaky skin I have been getting around my nose and eyebrows, which has been working wonderfully - I just soak a makeup pad with it and wipe my face all over. Doesnt use much,..."
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|Apple Cider Vinegar||26 YEAS|
|Coconut Oil||16 YEAS|
|Baking Soda||15 YEAS|
|Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda||7 YEAS|
|Brown Sugar Scrub||7 YEAS|
|Multiple Remedies||5 YEAS|
Apple Cider Vinegar for Beautiful, Healthy Skin
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Teaspoons
- Water - 16 Ounces
The ACV Tonic is just the thing to get healthy skin, starting from the inside! Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water that youíll sip throughout the day. You will be keeping your pH in a constant, alkalized state by sipping this highly diluted dosage. Usually 1-2 tall glasses of the concoction are all youíll need each day.
You can also use a cotton swab dabbed in ACV as a facial wash, cleansing and restoring the skinís naturally acidic mantle.
[YEA] 06/12/2008: Mike from Seguin, TX: "I have been oil pulling for 4 days. I used to smoke two packs a day and drink so much coffee I ended up in the hospital with caffiene intoxication. My teeth look so much cleaner and are starting to get white. They had been terribly stained. I work nights, 12 hour shifts, and always have big black bags surrounding my eyes. These bags are almost completely gone and my skin looks so clear. I also starting drinking 2 tablespoons of ACV in 8 oz of water before each meal. My skin is really starting to glow. My energy is reaching levels I have not felt in years. I am in my mid forties. I am really starting to look younger. This upsets my wife very much. She is upset that I am being stared at now by others whenever we are out together. She sees the differences in my appearance and energy but for some reason will still not try oil pulling or ACV. I am going to start keeping a journal and track the changes in my appearance and energy. I am so pleased with the results and it has only been four days!!!! I am enjoying being "noticed" so much more when I go out. It always nice to know that others find you attractive. I FEEL GREAT!!!!!!!!! I will continue with both of these practices for the remainder of my life. It is so cheap and yet the rewards are so tremendous."Replies
11/23/2008: Pam from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada replies: "What is oil pulling?"
02/05/2010: Sultana from Birmingham, Uk replies: "could you please say which oil you used? I think I'd like to try it too... thank you"
08/27/2010: Gamgo from Melbourne,, Vic., Australia replies: "I believe the best oil for oil pulling is Sesame oil."
[YEA] 06/06/2008: Jaimi from Orlando, FL : "WOW! I have come to love the wonderful product of ACV. I have had severe allergies and sinus problems since I could walk. Chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsilitis (they have lonce since been removed), rhinitis, etc... I have always taken prescription medication. However I am 8 mos pregnant and have not been able to take anything but over the counter Tylenol products. For the past 3 days I have been down and out with a severe sinus migraine, congestion and pressure. Nothing worked and I am sleep deprived! Adding these symptoms to 8mos of pregnancy spells MISERY for sure. I was desperate so I hopped online and what do you know? I found the same product that cured my husband of his pesky wart will also clear my sinuses. I only wished I found this info sooner! I took 1 tbsp of ACV with 8oz of water and downed. Then I made a mixture and put it in my veggie steamer (ACV is also a great residue cleaner) and sat over it for about 5mins. Everything started to clear up within the hour. I then rinsed with saline solution and I can breathe out of both nostrils! My headache is almost gone and the pressure almost nil! Oh and by the way the ACV steam bath is great for oily skin. I noticed a difference immediately after the face bath. I was then curious to see if this was a known rememdy for acne/skin problems and sure enough it is!!! In fact, Earth Clinic was the first hit.
I am amazed that such a simple, inexpensive product can do so much. Thank you dearly for this site."
[YEA] 06/05/2008: Lisa from A Nice Place, Florida: "ACV cured my bladder infection! I drink two tabelspoons in 80z of water. The worse I feel the more I take. Thanks!! It also is a great exfoliator for my face. I just put it on a cotton ball and rub all over my face."Replies
09/19/2011: Fkb from Cambridge, Uk replies: "Thanks, I will try ACV on my face, it has kept me from the Doctors for 3 months now."
[YEA] 03/13/2008: Len from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: "I have been using apple cider vinegar for about 16 years. My mother first read it in a readers digest at a doctors office. My dad had a rash on his hand that traveled up his arm. The doc perscribed a cream that he used and didn't work at all. First my mother tried white vinegar and it helped a bit. Then she bought acv. The rash disappeared in 2 days never to reappear. I started using it for dry, rashy skin myself and it works. I brought it over to a friends place with superficial inflamitory acne. Suprisingly after 4 treatments within a 12 hour period the fluid under the skin has diminished to almost non existent levels. She says it is a miracle. I am Suprised that this is working so fast. Usually it would take a day or two. It really works for almost anything to do with the skin. I am now going to consume it for all the reasons on this site. Use it and enjoy."Replies
12/11/2008: Laurie from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada replies: "Please tell me how much you use on ur skin for the rashes and how you use it and how often. Thank you"
[YEA] 02/19/2008: Kenny from Strathclyde, Scotland: "I have been trying ACV for a while now and agree that it's great for improving metabolism and curbing apetite. I use supermarket bought organic ACV. However, for some time now (since before I started ACV), I've suffered red SPOTS/PIMPLES on the face/cheeks and on my head, and since I have little hair, it's particularly unsightly, I also had kind of FLAKEY SKIN on these areas, both would normally be quite itchy. I have recently taken to the topical application of ACV on these areas, speculatively. I have to say, in just a couple of days, the results are dramatic... I tilt the bottle onto a cotton pad a couple of times to saturate it, about the same size as a cosmetic make-up remover and wipe all over my face and head liberally, avoiding the eyes (cos it stings). I leave it on and repeat several times a day (just remember to wash the face with clean lukewarm water before you go out and pat it dry). The resulting effect is no redness, no flakey skin, just a taught, fresh-faced complexion. To compliment that, I have been taking daily sauna and steam bath treatments, interspersed with cold showers,excellent for a variety of conditions I'm sure, marvellous for the circulation, very invigorating and great for the skin, which I read here somewhere - is like the body's third kidney, and when in tip-top working condition, serves the body well to flush-out and detox the system. Try it!"
[YEA] 01/30/2008: Tara from Boston, MA: "I have been drinking apple cider vinegar for 10 years now. In December I ran out and decided to take a break from it. I didn't buy another bottle until about a week ago. Let me tell you, during the course of the month when I didn't take it, I aged! I also gained weight. Even though I was eating healthy foods and exercising regularly, my face looked gaunt and unhealthy and my circulation seemed to get worse. So last week I started drinking my acv again. The turn around was almost instantaneous.
After all these years of taking it, I now think that the best time to take acv for its fountain of youth properties is on an empty stomach and about 10 minutes before exercising. I usually drink about half of a glass containing 1/4cup acv in 8 oz of water (I know, very potent and strong) before going to the gym. I drink the other half before I go to bed. I have tons of energy for my workout and wake up with my skin taut (sp?) and glowing. A few years ago when I was 36, I competed in a martial arts national championships in a college town in Oregon. I was swigging acv and water throughout the competition and burned a zillion calories from giving out every ounce of energy that I had during the the competition from stress and physical exertion. The weird part is that the combination of the intense exercise/stress and the apple cider vinegar/water made me look about 10 years younger for the next 24 hours! I went out with a bunch of guys from the competition to a bar after the competition and was barred from entering because the bouncer thought I was a student with a fake id! After having my friends attest to my age, the bouncer did finally let me in. It hasn't happened to me since then, but the experience cemented in my mind the combo power of ACV and exercise. Sorry for yapping on so long, but hopefully someone finds this interesting..."Replies
05/02/2009: Gita from Hong Kong, China replies: "Can someone guide me if ACV or baking soda will help my pigmentation/malasma, it has been there on my cheeks for the last couple of years."
EC: Check the melasma page for remedy feedback!
[YEA] 12/26/2007: Carlos from Madrid, Spain: "Well I came across this site some months ago. I do modeling, IM 26 years old and when I turned 21 I started to take care of my skin. I tried the cosmetic stuff,cheap and expensive ones. Soon I found out that the natural stuff was cheaper and much better. I use Aloe for cleaning,rosemary oil...but I never thought Vinegar could help me in sch way. i got sensitive skin,large pores and my skin tone wasnt uniform. I just mix it with mineral water and spray it in my face after cleasing. Let it dry and...voila! My line expression look better,my pores smaller,even wirnkles in my forehead disapeared. When i was 20 everybody thought I was 30 and now that iM 26 I look 21. I've told my family,my mother loves it too,sometimes she doesnt use the expnsive stuff she used to. PLus I ahve no knee pain from condromalacia when I take it consistent for days .I tried glucosamine, jello, ibuprofen... nothing works like vinegar. Dont just apply it externally on your face,drink it too an you will tell the difference in your face. and your body skin too. Its just a miracle. Now I'm trying the other wonderful remedies like hydrogen peroxide. keep u up to date. I look like if I had make up on, all day long"Replies
02/11/2011: Kat from Melbourne, Australia replies: "You shouldn't have wrinkles in your forehead at only 26 years of age... I am glad however, that ACV helped you!!! "
11/20/2011: Karen from Frankfort, Ky replies: "A reply to Kat from Australia: Yes, it is possible, not real common, but if you consistently break all the health rules, such as eating bad foods a lot, and not wearing sunscreen, it can easily show up mid-20's. I started getting forehead lines at 25, not real bad then, but by 27, they were pretty deep, 3 rows of them, all the way across. I did break all the health rules, and now I'm trying ACV and some others to try to get rid of them. We'll see how it goes! ~Karen"
08/28/2012: Avril from Bridgetown, Barbados replies: "Karen from Frankfort, Ky, ... Was the ACV a success for the wrinkles?"
[YEA] 12/17/2007: Freyja from SLO, CA: "Hello. I have been taking ACV that I purchased at the health food store for over a month now. I take 2 tablespoons 3 times a day with an airborne tablet. I have not noticed ANY weight loss whatsoever, in fact, I have noticed a slight weight gain. I have not had a decrease in my appetite. I have noticed an INCREASE in my appetite. However, people have started commenting on how young I look; just yesterday I was telling someone that I had a 12 year old son (I am 35) they were generally shocked and they asked me if I was 9 years old when I had him! That was nice to hear. I have also been called a "young lady" and "girl" quite a bit now as opposed to "lady" or "maam" which was happening quite a bit prior. I also noticed that I was catching a terrible bug that was going around, but, I just increased my ACV for a day and rested for one day and I did NOT catch it! I thought I was gonna get it back because I catch everything and am always sick. I have not been full blown sick since taking it. I am going to continue taking it for my health because I feel in my heart that it is good for me, however, I have not noticed weight loss (or loss of cellulite.... sigh :( for that I think I have to combine the ACV with periodic fasting and giving up my chocolate and substituting green tea for coffee. Also, I have been exercising less since taking the ACV due to scheduling. But like I said before, if it makes me look younger, than I'll keep taking it!"
[YEA] 07/18/2007: Erica from Medford, Oregon: "I make my own toner... it is 3 cups distilled water 1/3 cup organic apple cider vinegar and 5-10 drops tea tree oil. Plus I use a clay mask ever 3-4 days and mix it with apple cider vinegar. My skin has never been better!"
[YEA] 04/25/2007: LEILA from Gaborone, Botswana: "I started using ACV about 2 days back and my skin is so amazing,its glowing and the rushes on my skin are disappearing."Replies
10/18/2011: Kanika(indian) from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Kanika 18/10/11 Hi, I just bought barry's organic apple cider vinegar and organic honey today. I have heard the best reviews on this site aabout ACV and couldnt wait to use it but I have a question for everyone, I hav a very sensitive skin. I have been having break outs all my life and im only 24. I have tried the most expensive products in market but nothing has worked for me.
My question is can I apply my normal "jurlique" daily creams after applying Apple Cider Vinegar and what exact quantity and how many times should I repeat it as an application for my face and even to drink?
Thanks so much"
01/13/2012: Charamon from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "I am soooooooo happy I found this site. I have always known about Apple Cider Vinegar but never knew about the benefits for the skin. I'm 45 yrs old and 3 years ago I started having skin problems and discover a very expensive product $400.00 that worked wonders on my skin!!!! (better had) Many people thought I was 30 yrs old. Due to the price I was no longer able to afford the product and now my skin looks like crap!!! I purchased the natural avc some months ago and after a week my girlfriend noticed my skin but I stopped, bad decision.
I am now starting my Apple Cider Vinegar facial again and I hope my skin gets better. Also I have VERY BAD facial hair on my chin area that I have to pluck daily, I have waxed also and use the medicine product that removes the hair but the hair returns if the product is not in use. Not only do I have the ugly hair issue but the plucking has left scars on my neck and chin. Will the cider remove the dark spot too? Someone please help me with this hair and dark spots on the chin issue. I am African American with brown skin so the scars show. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated."
01/15/2012: Rachel from Manchester, New Hampshire, Usa replies: "I don't know what your skin problem is, but for me this works wonders:
1. facial STEAMING
2. after steaming, then exfoliate. Glycolic Acid can be purchased on Amazon. I got 35% but next time I'm going for stronger, like 70%.
3. As an alternative to glycolic acid, rub brown sugar and olive oil over your face (also after steaming, which loosens the flaky cells). Wait 15-20 minutes then rinse. Sugar has natural glycolic acid.
4. You could also try yogurt or kefir or buttermilk on face; the lactic acid in these fermented drinks works well too. Always steam, first, whenever possible.
My problem is facial seborrhea; I have the chronic dry flakies. These approaches work. "
[YEA] 12/10/2006: Lynn from Columbus, OH: "I use ACV on my skin as a toner. It has worked miracles. My blemishes are gone, and my skin is glowing."Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/07/2011: Ycram from Blacksburg, Virginia, Usa replies: "I am eager to try Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner. On another note, I have been using almond oil on my face for adult acne. It is not an instantaneous "miracle cure", but it works much better than expensive oils and creams and definitely keeps the acne under control! "
[YEA] 09/05/2006: Low : "Have been using ACV for a year on my skin (face, neck and hands). Friends have commented that my face looks 'very clean'. Revealed that I use ACV and recommended that they do the same. They have all benefited from it. It is being passed on by word of mouth. I am happy that we are using something very natural and cheap with wonderful result. Thanks."Replies
03/14/2012: Moon from Shah Alam, Malaysia replies: "Hi, Thank you so much for all these infos. I would like to know how to apply Apple Cider Vinegar on face, hand and neck, how much and whether it should be diluted, [what's the ratio?] Can we use it as a daily toner ? Thank you so much!"
09/04/2012: Sambhee from Binan City, Laguna/philippines replies: "can I ask about the ACV and olive oil ask a toner- the amount to be mix?"
[YEA] 08/31/2006: Sam from Canon City, CO: "External use of ACV cured sun spots. Some spots form a scale and after a few weeks fall off. Another use, wish had known sixty years ago, a few minutes before shaving, apply apple cider vinegar to the whiskers, then apply the shaving cream and the whiskers are softened, really makes a difference."
[YEA] 05/20/2006: Tmduke from Atlanta, GA: "Apple Cider Vinegar cured the acne beneath the skin and made pores appear smaller, also added a glow to skin. WONDERFUL! I used ACV as a toner to my face twice daily for beneath the skin acne and enlarged facial pores and I saw a fantastic difference in 3 days. There are only a few visible pores left, only seen when I stand close enough to the mirror to see my breathe. I also have a glow to my skin that is unbelievable. I've always loved my skin but didn't always treat it with love an care--but now seeing it glowing and healthy I am intent to add ACV to my diet for internal cleansing too. Thank you God for ACV!!!"