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Apple Cider Vinegar for Acne

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Radha (Urbandale, Ia) on 01/06/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Pure apple cider vinegar cured my acne in a week and a half. I have normal skin but tend to get the usual breakout around the end of the month... ;). At one point, my entire left cheek was covered in hard, red, itchy pimples and clear little dots everywhere. I started using a gentle exfoliator for my face wash. Then I would dip a cotton ball in ACV and rub it all over my face. Just a thin layer will do. Then i would sit for alittle bit and let it dry. The smell is something you'll get used to but the first night is terrible. Have the thin layer of ACV dry then apply just a light moisturizer then go to sleep. Make sure all your pimples and such are covered by the ACV. You aren't going to get amazing results over night if you have severe acne; but after about 3-4 days you'll start to see them slowly dry up. If you start to see puss rise up in some LEAVE THEM ALONE. Picking them will only leave a scar. This is my daily routine:) my face has cleared so amazingly. Hooked for life:)


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Laura (Fort Worth, Tx) on 12/16/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is amazing! I am 38 yrs old and have sufferered from acne since my teens. My face has never been blemish free until now. I have spent thousands on medicines and OTCounter creams to no avail. What drove me to search online for help was that my forehead broke out all over in tiny bumps and nothing (even antibiotics) was taking it away. I was also on accutane in my early 20's for cystic acne, but since then, it was just regular acne I dealt with, plus tiny whiteheads all over my forehead.

I came across ACV reviews online and thought "what do I have to lose?" I bought the raw kind with the "mother" and I used it straight out of the bottle- applied w/ a cotton ball. It stung the heck out of my face, and stunk to high heaven, burned my eyes a little, but after a while, it settled down and I went to bed like that. Now when I use it, it tingles only a little and my eyes are fine... guess I have gotten use to it.

I woke up the next day and was ****amazed**** at the results!!!!!! I had already cut out sugar from my diet many months prior (and seen a little improvement), so this effect could only be attributable to the ACV. Within 3 days the tiny bumps had vanished and my skin was baby smooth.

I've used it now for about 2 months and my skin is beautiful and acne free!!!! I am scared that I will wake up one day and it wont' work the same, it is that good. Also, it does not dry out my skin like the meds.

I wish I could post a before and after picture of myself- but I thought I would at least share the good news and help some other poor soul who has given up hope. Maybe it will work for you, too.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mcalzada (Encino, Ca, USA) on 09/02/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for this site! I have suffered from acne for almost 20 years. Within the last 5 years I took processed sugar out of my diet completely which cleared up most of my acne, but I still had occasional breakouts and my skin had small bumps especially on my cheeks. I started using organic ACV as a topical astringent after washing my face in the morning and evening over my whole face. Within 2 days my skin was very smooth. Within 2 weeks my skin was glowing. Friends and family noticed the imporvement in my skin texture. ACV works wonders.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Amber (Buffalo, MN) on 05/02/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Acne: Using Apple Cider Vinegar. Get a spray bottle ( any size works). Mix 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar to 10 tsp of water in spray bottle. Use 2 times a day after washing the face or infected area. Before applying, make sure you shake the bottle. Keep away from eyes and lips. It will put moisture into your skin as well. Do not put lotion on area where you have used the acv/h20 mix. Do not over exceed the amount of vinegar as it can burn your face. Once your skin gets used to the amount of vinegar, slightly increase it.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cubensis (Bristol, Ct USA) on 01/11/2009
5 out of 5 stars

tea tree oil & acv cured my acne.

i've tried many, many, many methods to eliminate my acne over the past several years. from accutane to proactiv, from antibiotics to retin-a. after tossing all the over-the-counter stuff out the window, i've also tried lemon juice, baking soda, among some other more natural methods. however, none of the above mentioned sufficiently reduced my acne... and if they did, they left my skin red, dry and irritated.

...until i began experimenting with tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar. i tried TTO first. i purchased dr. bronner's organic TTO castile soap, and also organic TTO to use as a spot treatment. however, as i later found out, this particular soap only contains about 1-2% TTO. i later removed the TTO from my regimen, and experimented with ACV, while washing with unmedicated soap. my skin "felt" cleaner from day to day while ingesting the ACV, but my acne did not go away.

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after much trial and error, i came up with a fantastic regimen combining both ACV and TTO. the necessary items for the regimen are:

*16oz bottle liquid Dr. Bronner's Unscented Baby-Mild
*1oz organic Tea Tree Oil
*organic ACV (i purchased a 32oz bottle, as it is more cost effective in larger quantities)

first, i poured about 1oz of dr. bronner's soap out of the bottle, to make room for the TTO. into this, i mixed the 1oz of organic TTO. this is equivalent to around 6-7%, or 1/16. i used the baby-mild so that i am able to determine the EXACT soap/TTO ratio by mixing in it myself... and also to avoid any other essential oils that may be otherwise drying or irritating.

so now for the actual regimen:

when you wake up, use a small squirt of the soap/TTO mixture (less than the size of a dime) to wash face. massage for a minute and rinse. do this again at night before you go to bed. this one bottle should last you several months. (this can also be used to wash your back/chest in the shower, if applicable)

as for the ACV, as previously mentioned all over this website, mix 2 tablespoons with about 8oz of water and drink. do this 3 times a day.

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honestly, you will feel this starting to work within the first few days. you will see VISIBLE improvements. however, it may be a few weeks before your acne is completely gone. i've been struggling for years with this condition, and i was definitely no longer interested in destroying my skin with harsh chemicals, swallowing and depending on antibiotics, and spending hundreds of dollars trying new things when the next thing in line failed. try this. it's that good.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Elena (Berkeley, CA) on 12/08/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have just starting drinking ACV and water every day for close to 3 weeks now. I have suffered from acne since I was 12 years old and I am now 36 and as I've gotten older it has gotten worse. After drinking ACV for about 2 weeks, my skin started to transform and it looks great! I've tried everything to get rid of my grossly impacted pores and my pores are almost now completely free of debris. I have started using the ACV in my clay mask as well instead of water and it has made a HUGE difference. Not only has my face cleared up but the breakouts on other body parts are also clearing up. My skin is so soft, I have more energy and I've been having regular bowl movements. I've also noticed that my lips were very dry, they are now soft with no dryness.

Initially, when I started drinking ACV my skin erupted, now in retrospect I know that my body was just pushing the toxins out of my system. Also, my skin would be so oily, truly greasy several hours after cleaning my face, now I've noticed that my face has a beautiful glow but not OILY or greasy looking like before, this stuff is amazing! And I should also report that I do look 10 years younger as well! I am now looking forward to continuing my ACV treatment and have started to really take healing myself naturally very seriously.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tursha (Houston, Texas) on 11/28/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar cured my acne. I have only used ACV for 5 days and I see a huge difference in my acne. I use Organic ACV directly to my face & take 2 tbl spoons every day. I apply it to my skin in the morning and leave it on for ten minutes. Then I wash it off with facial wash from the health food store that contains tea tree oil. Then I mix one drop of tea tree oil & Vitamin E to my skin for a moistrizer. At night, I just wash my face then use ACV directly and sleep with it overnight. I did break out with a small rash on my left cheek, but realized I was releasing toxins of my skin. This remedy sloughs off dead skin and leaves my skin looking and feeling great! I suffer with acne spots that I want to remove naturally and this seems to work. I also include fiber in my diet and drink lots of water. Make sure you get a lot of sleep and exercise. Combating acne requires a combination of healthy remedies.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Beth (Chicago, IL, USA) on 11/08/2008
5 out of 5 stars

For about 13 years I've suffered from acne, periodically cystic. I've been using Apple Cider Vinegar topically for something like 6 months, and it has completely turned my skin around.

I pretty much just incorporated the ACV into my skin care routine, and it has made all the difference: morning and night I use a mild cleanser to wash my face, and I then apply undiluted ACV topically using a cotton pad. I follow this up with a gentle toner and a mild moisturizer. I would say that I have very sensitive skin, and the ACV hasn't caused me any problems as long as I'm sure to use moisturizer afterwards.

My one concern is that I'm starting to notice that some little wrinkles I had are becoming more pronounced. I have no idea if the ACV is the cause of this, but I would really them to go away. Earth Clinic, please send some help my way. :-)


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tiffany (Augusta, Georgia) on 10/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I'm 25 and I've suffered from acne since I was 10 years old. I've been using Organic ACV for a few weeks now and it is WONDERFUL! I started with the revised dosage of ACV, 2 teaspoons ACV in 16 oz water with 2 teaspoons organic honey and I've worked my way up to 2 tablespoons ACV in 16 oz water with 1 tablespoon honey. I also mixed a toner using one part ACV, one part witch hazel, and 3 parts water in a small bottle and put it on a cotton ball applying to my skin nightly. This combination has made my skin sooooo much clearer! I get one occasional pimple but I haven't had any severe breakouts since I started using ACV. My skin has become softer and has a glow now. I LOVE IT!!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ariel (Athina, Greece) on 07/24/2008
5 out of 5 stars

facts : Female / 32 year's old suffering from all kinds of acne for 20 years and now because of your site I' m acne free. I was just drinking 2 tbs ACV for 2 weeks 3 times a day with water. Pity that I cannot post before and after photos. Thank you so much!!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Eleny (Graham, WA) on 06/16/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have had acne ever since I was a teenager and I recently started using ACV and 3% Hydrogen Peroxide on my face and it has worked wonderfully. I also put about a pea size amount of Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil on my face and it leaves my skin feeling nice and silky. I love it. The very first day I used it I had some pimples on the lower region of my face and the ACV And 3% HP got rid of them, THE FIRST DAY!! I was so excited about it. In the past I have tried many things that NEVER worked and spent so much money on products that seemed to make my acne worse. The other benefit about using 3% HP is that it lightens old acne scars. I hope that this info is helpful for anyone looking for a quick remedy that works.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kenny (Strathclyde, Scotland) on 02/19/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Emmanuel Doctolero (Manila, Philippines) on 01/30/2008
5 out of 5 stars

i went to the market and bought a brand named SUN SELECT ACV that has 5% acidity. i tried the apple cider vinegar for one night as i applied it over my face remember i dilute it with water before applying it, an amount that suit to cover my whole face i just observed the next day i woke up the oiliness in my face decreased, the bumps which i personally call active irrate flattened up and the redness also decreased. i am quite disturbed regarding some infos of ACV from different sites that ACV can burn skin and can cause scarring too becaus i know its a vinegar and also can cause enamel damage(teeth), throat burns, esophageal burns, and stomach burns because i also drink apple cider vinegar mixed only with water. help me give me the best possible true explanation regarding those claims to clear my mind so i wont be disturbed too much. thank you


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nick (Bogota, Colombia) on 01/23/2008
5 out of 5 stars

re: ACV CURING MY ACNE PLUS LOOSE STOOLS, please read my story.. I would like to start by saying how great and fast a cure ACV it's been for my problem with acne. My case it's very specific, because it started at 18, when i was in my darkest hour,moving to a different place and being extremely unhappy, but my situation recently changed, i am 24 now, also i came back to my country, but after trying all the normal and homeopathic medicine have to offer except accutane, i decided to give ACV a try. Reading about all i thought that my case might have something to do with my acidity and alkalinity levels, (my acne it's only in the face, not in the t-zone, just the cheeks, my hair and skin is very oily, my blood very thin and hard to coagulate and i have no antecedents of acne in my family..) I found some here in my country, although i wasn't feeling too confident because it was very hard to find, they all have regular apple vinegar. well i started to drink it, and i've been doing it for almost a month now. my acne it's almost gone, my skin quality changed completely, i am very happy, not totally cured but getting there. PLEASE TRY IT

Now my real problem it's that i've been taking two tbs. of ACV in water with my food, that's been mostly vegetables and rice and potatoes, maybe some chicken but no red meat. and it's making me have some mild diarrhea and it's uncomfortable because i have to run for bathrooms all the time. i've been reading and i don't know if i should take the baking soda with it, replace it with lemon, or take it hours before eating.. please help me, because i don't want to stop taking it, and be back to my acne self. ok i thank you very much for your attention, and hope to see the answer soon, and post it to so it can help people too. it's been a long and painful trip, but i'm good to see that i'm dealing with it thanks to your site.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Andreina (Roma, Italy) on 12/27/2007
5 out of 5 stars

In the morning, I mix 1Tbl ACV with a pint of water, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. I put it in a bottle and drink it throughout the day. I repeat the prosedure in the afternooon, so I drink 2 pints a day. It cures everything (my acne, sore throat, stomach ache, dry skin, sore joints...etc) I've been doing this for 3 months, and have dropped 7.5 kilograms! I <3 water! Be sure to mix it with salt and vinegar, so you don't lose vital nutrients, and sodium!



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