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Apple Cider Vinegar for Acne

81 User Reviews

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Posted by Patrick (Conowingo, Maryland) on 07/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

... Apple Cider Vinegar for Acne. My wife has always had trouble spots for acne right on her cheek next to her ears. Apple Cider Vinegar is the only thing that has had a real effect. She applies it once or twice a day, with a cotton ball. Great results. We also just received Apple Cider Vinegar capsule that we can take to avoid drinking it. They are available at GNC, but we order them online for cheaper.


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Posted by Elizabeth (LA, CA) on 07/11/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have had cystic acne since I was 12. I have been under the care of a dermatologist for several years and have used every product available; including two rounds of Accutane. Now that I am 24, I am trying more natural, less invasive cures. I did notice a significant improvement in my skin when I cut out ALL dairy; it's really not that good for you anyway and there are many delicious alternatives, you won't miss it. My diet is mostly vegan now. I originally tried ACV for a recurrent yeast infection, and then read about it's success with acne. I definitely noticed an immediate improvement; I put a capful in my large water bottle that I drink daily anyway and also use it as an astringent, but I dilute that too. I get a lot of sore throats and the owner of my health food store recommended ACV in tea with honey; that also seems to help. It's really inexpensive and worth a shot.


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Posted by Carlitos (Venice, CA) on 07/01/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I am drinking the apple cider vinegar with water for two weeks now, and glad to see no more pimples on my face. I also apply it on my face at least twice a day after I wash with a cleanser and use witch hazel as a toner. It is amazing stuff.


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Posted by Debbie (High Point, North Carolina) on 05/21/2007
5 out of 5 stars

My first time on your site. I truly enjoyed reading the info. I tried the ACV, WATER and ASPIRIN for acne and redness. I was amazed it almost completely went away the first time. I only left the mask on for about 2 or 3 minutes. I did not know how my skin would react and did not want to take a chance on doing any damage to my face. But I washed the mask off and my skin was glowing. A small amount of redness was left but I know tomorrow when I use the mask all of the redness will be gone and that is what I wanted. I had a burn from too many products . Your mask hepled tremendously. Thank you


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Posted by Kelsey (Centennial, Colorado) on 04/29/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar is the best acne cure that you could possible have! Sure it doesn't taste very good but beauty does come with a price and thankfully it isn't an expensive one... But I also use proactive face wash along with it. Put it [ACV] on your face twice a day and drink with water 3 times a day. It's funny to watch when someone picks up the wrong water by mistake though!!!


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Posted by Erika (Toronto, Canada) on 04/24/2007
5 out of 5 stars

hi I'm erika from canada, i was diagnosed of contact dermatitis last march i dont have this b4 maybe i got this from a glycolic peel now i have sensitive skin i cant use make up at all b'coz it reacts easily to may skin. until i found a site about th acv. .i dont internally use it but i put some on my face like i tbs 2x day believed it or not the rash is gone my acne is gone now is april i can tell you since i started putting acv on my face together w/ lemon for the acne my skin is clear. that's the truth and I'm really happy of the result.. so anyone who suffer from acne or allergy why not try this first. you will know the wonder of the acv. it works for me.. hope this will help .. God bless us all...mwahhh :)


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Posted by S (Toronto, Canada) on 04/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

okay...so i was very speculative of the apple cider vinegar treatment for acne, but after using almost every treatment out there my doctor said what was left was accutane. Now, knowing i wanted to do everything to avoid having to go on accutance, i came to this site and was intrigued by the entry of someone who TRIED accutane with little result but apple cider vinegar worked for them. I began taking 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (pure, 5% acetic acid) in a glass of water 3 times a day and I SWEAR TO YOU...my face has become soo clear with NO breakouts. THANK THE LORD! even my doctor was amazed at how much my skin improved in such little time! God does really make a natural cure for all those stubborn problems. if youre doubtful, TRY IT, you have nothing to lose but your acne.


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Posted by Nastaran (Urmia, Iran) on 03/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar and Garlic cure my pimples in just 5 days. I use twice a day acv on my pimples and just one time garlic on the pimples. it works amazing. have a try.


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Posted by SM (Ontario, Canada) on 03/12/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I've struggled with acne for about 10 years now, and I'll admit I had some major doubts about the apple cider vinegar cure. I tried various medications, including two rounds of Accutane (a powerful antibiotic). The Accutane worked for about a year after I took it, but then things started going back to how they were. I was unbelievably frustrated. I couldn't possibly imagine how ACV would work - something which seemed so simple. But it did. I'm still in shock from the amazing results. I'm using organic, unfiltered / unpasteurized ACV with "mother" (5% acetic acid). I take two tablespoons stirred into a medium-sized glass of water (you'll get used to the taste), three times a day. After only a few days, I started seeing a difference. Blemishes stopped appearing almost entirely, and those that did appear were very small. Now, after about two weeks, I've stopped breaking out altogether. My pores have become much smaller, and my skin really does have a new glow to it. I'm still really shocked when I look in the mirror. The true cures for our ailments come from the earth. God created the elements which compose that which will heal us. Apple cider vinegar is no exception. It truly works. There is nothing to lose - try it! Honestly, if it helped heal me, it can help heal anyone. I'd like to say thanks to everyone who wrote in to Earth Clinic to express their success with ACV. If it were not for all the positive testimonials, I probably never would have tried it. Thanks Earth Clinic - the information you provided made a major difference in my life. God Bless!

Replied by Lisa
(Dacula, Ga)
10/13/2009

Did you mix 2 TABLESPOONS of ACV to water or 2 TEASPOONS? I've been on three rounds of accutane. Now that I know better, i wish i could turn back the time; i would have never used such a strong medicine. Right now my skin has break outs occasionally, but not too bad. I just started using a 50/50 ACV and water mix on my face after cleansing with pure black soap. but i want to start taking ACV internally. The B**** bottle mentions 2 teaspoons with water, but so many people writing in are saying 2 tablespoons. just want to make sure i get it right. thanks much!

Replied by Stacey
(G_boro, Nc)
10/14/2009

Hi Lisa,

I use ACV internally for acne, and all that I do is put a healthy splash of ACV in a tall glass of water twice a day. I still have break-outs, but they are not nearly as bad as when I do not drink ACV. I have found that is not a good idea to go more than two days without drinking ACV, as the acne returns.


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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.

Replied by Caitlin
(Ausin, Tx)
12/01/2013
1 out of 5 stars

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!


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Posted by Ashley (Fayeteville, NC) on 02/09/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered from acne for as long as I can remember. I recently started applying ACV before bed and my acne is completely gone, my pores are much smaller and my skin looks so much healthier. I only apply it at night because I don't dilute it and it has a strong odor. I would highly recommend everyone to at least try this...what do you have to lose?


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Posted by Tunesia (Louisville, KY) on 01/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

"try the 50/50 acv and water dip cotton ball in it and rub on face just like witch hazel, if that's too strong dilute 20/80 acv/water. also put a fourth of a cup of acv in your bath water, this all helps me with my skin.


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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.

Replied by Kathy
(Minneapolis, Mn)
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 Kate (Cranford, NJ) on 07/08/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I recommend applying ACV to your face topically once or twice a day. Then once a day, I take lemon iced tea powder and make a glass of iced tea and then add a tablespoon of ACV to it. It helps acne a lot and the ACV and it gives the iced tea more of a lemon taste.


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Posted by Lora (Troy,MI) on 05/25/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar has already helped my family so much in the last three days since we've started to use it regular. I first found out about it's benefits when I read a little book from the grocery store check-out line. I started to put it on my face for my acne and instantly things started to dry up. I gave it to my daughter when she started to get a cold, and it has stopped the cold symptoms and cough! And now, I have a little sore throat and it is helping me greatly! I can feel the acv working as soon as I take a sip of my tea.



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