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Apple Cider Vinegar for Acne

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Caitlin (Ausin, Tx) on 12/01/2013
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After using ACV alone with great results, due to the taste I decided to test the ACV & honey mix.... 2 TABsps of ACV with 1 TAB of honey. In 15 minutes, my blood sugar went from 110 to 167. Within the next 30 minutes my face broke out with an ever-lurking candida rash around my mouth and nose. This rash occurs every time I eat sugar in all its myriad forms.... corn syrup, white sugar, sweet wine, brown sugar, .... and now, honey. Candida LOVES sugar; so, I don't recommend using honey if you have it or diabetes. I once put pure honey on my face as a mask -- Oh Brother, worse Candida rash breakout ever! Testing honey's affect on your particular system is always a great idea! Luv & Peace out, CAT!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nat (Bridgewater, Va) on 05/03/2012
1 out of 5 stars

NAY - my wife tried ACV both topically and internally for acne, with no result. In fact, her breakouts are worse then ever before at this moment.

She will be trying peroxide next, but if that fails, it looks like a trip to the doctor.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Vee (Ft. Hood, Texas) on 05/30/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Nay: Some time ago, I used ACV as a toner before bed on my acne ridden face. I put some on a cotton ball & spread it over my face at night. It didn't work for me-it made my face rough and didn't take away the pimples at all. Recently, I felt a pimple coming up and used ACV on a cotton ball and held it on the developing pimple for several minutes. That didn't work either. In fact-I developed a scab overnight on my face where the pimple was! I was so upset because I had a job interview that morning & I don't wear makeup, so I couldn't cover it up! My plea is that people be specific when they write about how they actually used the product. I did get the job by the way!


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Posted by Tracey (Glasgow, Uk) on 05/20/2011
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Hi, my daughter is 19 & suffers from acne to her face, jawline & back - it's really starting to get her down. After reading the comments on this thread she started taking ACV (1tbl x 2 daily) and also 1tsp black molasses (for good measure) - to date, nothing has improved.

She can't take her ACV in water as she hates the taste & so has it in OJ - do you think this is really making any difference? Any help/suggestions would be really appreciated!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dee (Edmonton, Alberta/Canada) on 02/08/2009
1 out of 5 stars

I used the ACV and water 50/50 after I washed my face, like a toner. At first, I felt like it helped reduce scars and acne looked better. But after about two weeks, my skin started to become very oily and the acne was getting worse. If it was just the acne getting worse I might of stuck through it because I guess that's normal, but since my skin was getting so oily, I stopped. Didn't work for me.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kassandra (Grand Praire, Tx) on 01/06/2009
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HI , I have been drinking 2 table spoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar mixed with 1 tbs of pure maple syrup in a 16 oz glass of water every night for the past 3 weeks, And My skin has not cleared up, And I've Read that it probably won't clear up in the beginning because it is pushing out a lot of toxins in your body through your skin, I guess my question is how long does it take before you start seeing results?, And also What else can I do that would help clear up my skin? I have a big sweet tooth, sugar is my weakness, i've made a lot of cutbacks , But should I cut sugar out completely? I want clear healthy radiant skin, And Willing to do anything to get it. Thanks!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kathy (Minneapolis, Mn) on 10/14/2008
1 out of 5 stars

I am with you the ACV treatment both taking it internally and applying it topically has made my skin worse. I have discontinued it and switched to milk thistle and aloe vera.


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Posted by J.M. (Oakland, CA) on 03/10/2008
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Please post this question on the site for readers to respond to* Hi! I'm in my mid-20's and I've had pretty clear skin for about 5 years after things were pretty bad as a teenager. Recently, however, my face has really broken out in places that I've never had pimples before, such as my forehead and my cheeks. I came across the Apple Cider Vinegar remedy on this site and decided to give it a try. For the past five days, I've been drinking 2 tsps 2 or 3 times per day and applying it directly to my face before I go to bed (after gently washing with mild soap and water).

Things seem to be getting worse, though. My pimples don't look much better and I seem to be getting more and more every morning. Did this happen to anyone else? Should I continue with the treatment and hope that things get better? Is this a case of things will get worse temporarily so things will be better in the long run? Any advice or encouragement would be greatly appreciated!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jaaadu (Woodside, NY) on 03/07/2007
1 out of 5 stars

I HAVE TRIED ACV 2TBS WITH HONEY IN THE MORNING AND IT MADE ME BREAK OUT MORE. I'M NOT SURE IF IT'S HELPING IN ANY OTHER WAY THOUGH I JUST STARTED USING IT.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Melody (Colorado) on 08/02/2006
1 out of 5 stars

I am trying apple cider vinegar for my acne, drinking it three times a day as well as applying it topically at night. But my skin is getting worse. I started 2 weeks ago.


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Posted by Natalia (San Diego) on 03/03/2006
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WARNING: DO NOT spray apple cider vinegar straight to your face before making sure you're not allergic to it. After I read all the great reviews about the benefits of ACV on acne treatment, I went to the grocery store, bought some ACV, put it in a spray bottle and applied over my face and neck. My skin started burning and I thought it was just working the way it's supposed to, until I noticed bright red spots that looked like skin rash all over my face and I washed it off right the way. I've never had any allergy problems so I never test anything before using, but this was a scary experience. I'll try hydrogen peroxide for acne treatment next time, no more ACV for me.