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Apple Cider Vinegar for Glowing, Youthful Skin!

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Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Julienne Mark (Uae) on 11/13/2014
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I have read that organic apple cider vinegar toner will make your skin at its best if not perfect. It will balance the ph level of our skin, alkaline and no pimples, glowing and other good benefits to skin.

I never had acne in my life but when after weeks of detoxifying my body, cystic acne came out all over my forehead. I read a lot of testimonials online about its good effect on our face and to acne, so I bought a bottle of organic apple cider vinegar. I am supposed to dilute with water but I applied ACV undiluted on my forehead every night. My acne cleared and left me with scars. It was difficult looking at my skin like this. All people would notice my forehead. I thought it will make my skin nicer than it was so I applied ACV toner this time I mixed 50/50 of ACV and water mixture every night.

But to my dismay, all the good things I read about ACV Toner from people who have tried it never happened to me. In my 22 days of using ACV toner and organic coconut oil as moisturizer, my cheeks became red looks like I have mild rashes, uneven skin tone on my chin looked black to me, my pores are still there and it's creating a dot dot red, acne scars didn't fade. My skin on my face looked very, very dry and it looked dehydrated, dull and old.

Now I stopped using the toner. I thought of putting more water to my mixture but I am afraid to use it again. I am trying to heal my face with organic honey as my facial wash and nothing else.

I feel like I am the only one who had these reactions. Maybe I should not use this since I don't have acne. I wanted to use this to balance my ph level on my face since I've used so many chemicals on my face before. Should I really stop using ACV toner?

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lightawake (Auckland, New Zealand) on 12/27/2012
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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, and I see all the grime it picks up on the pad:) I dont wash my face but then moisturise with a few drops of almond oil infused with lavendar essential oil. The oil scent helps get rid of the vinager smell which is faintly there while the AVC is still moist on the face. for the oil, I use a 25ml dropper bottle.

i tried almond oil after I ran out of the rosehip oil that I had been using previously, which is meant to be really good for skin. But almond oil has been really light and great (i prefer it to the heavier olive oil or coconut oil), and scentless so I can just drop a few drops of whatever essential oil if I want a scent - then use it on my face or legs at night, or as a lovely easy massage oil!

when I asked about moisturising skin, the naturopath at my local health store told me that topical solutions are good, but basically if you want good skin, the best remedy is to have a good diet. She advised me to drink lots more water and make sure my diet was more alkaline. the best but most drastic remedy for beautiful skin was when I stuck to a totally sugarfree raw food diet for about a week (basically salads, pickles, fermented food and nuts; no fruit or sweet veggies such as carrots, beetroot or corn), my skin improved drastically, and everyone commented how fresh and young my skin looked.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Twinkleteacher (Oconomowoc, Wi) on 02/21/2012
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I am sold! I am 31 and have tried everything for my oily, acne-prone skin for over 15 years, including Retin-A, tetracycline, any and all OTC products, Proactive, even Accutane. The easiest, best, healthiest, least expensive, and happiest thing I've ever used was a simple solution of ACV, 1 part ACV to 4 parts water. I came up with this ratio after trying it full strength... that worked for a couple days but then my poor little face turned red! Didn't hurt, just red.

Not gonna lie, it is quite a strong smell and my hubs doesn't like it. So I only use it in the morning so he doesn't have to smell it in bed at night. I shake up my jar, rub it on with a cotton ball, and hop in the shower. I rinse my face after I shampoo my hair and that seems to work well. I've been rubbing a bit on coconut oil in as a moisturizer after showering and that works well, too.

No joke! My skin looks much more even and smooth. My pores truly look smaller. I am still in disbelief. But the VERY BEST PART is after using this for a couple of weeks, I noticed my face is not consistenly a puddle of oil all day long. It doesn't feel dry at all, but the oil is GONE. And those wrinkles that have just started getting a bit deeper across my forehead look less dramatic for sure.

Try it. It will make your skin look happy! And when your skin looks happy, you are happy! And when you are happy, everything is just plain better. Give it a whirl!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sara (London) on 04/30/2016 3 posts
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I diluted apple cider vinegar with green tea and took ACV capsules for two days. My post menopausal skin never recovered from chemo. Skin was red spotty and sore. Two day later the improvement is amazing. I just wipe the acv/green tea solution overy my face with a cotton wool pad. Takes seconds makes fantastic changes in no time at all. x

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tulip (Symrna, Ga) on 06/30/2015
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Please mix Apple Cider Vinegar with baking soda to make a paste (not tooo thick) and apply it to your face and neck. wash off after 5-10 min (i keep it for 10 min). its for exfoliation. I follow it up with a vitamin C serum and oil free moisturizer. You can use any kind of night serum (i do it before going to bed).

Do this once a day for 3-4 months. There is no instant solution to marks except makeup. Everything takes time.

i did this for 3 months and it helped with my marks and unevenness around chin.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kelsie (Pickering, On, Canada) on 05/23/2012
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Hi, I started using ACV vinegar about 3-4 weeks ago. I was hoping that it would help with allergies, sinus problems, digestive issues, weight loss and if my skin looked a little clearer that would be great too!

I think its too early to tell if the ACV has helped with the allergies, sinus, weight loss etc. But I can say it has absolutely improved my complexion. I didn't have acne problems before, but always looked a little pale. After about 3 days of ACV, my skin looked like it was glowing. I used to get maybe a pimple a week, maybe more around my period. And now I have only had one or 2 in the last month!

Also, if you are having trouble adjusting to the taste, as I did, try 2 tsp. In boiling water with a bit of honey. The hot water tones down the taste drastically, its actually enjoyable, like a hot apple cider, ok not quite, but pretty close ;-)

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pina (Us) on 11/14/2014

Hello Julienne,

Undiluted ACV is very strong. It could be the strength of the ACV that gave you the problem. The best way to use it is to start with a more diluted mix, perhaps one part ACV to two or three parts "distilled" water.

You want to make sure that your ACV is organic, raw and has the mother to ensure it is alive. And has all the nutrients. Bragg's ACV is the best.

Make sure to mix it with distilled water to ensure the water is pure. You can get distilled water at the grocery store. You don't want any hidden chemicals from tap or even sometimes filtered water effecting your skin.

Give your skin a rest from the ACV. Once your skin is recovered, try using the diluted toner. If your skin still reacts then ACV may not be for you.

I just started the 1 to 3 ratio once a day and it is clearing my skin. After 5 days, I went to twice a day but my skin is getting a little dry so I will either go back to once a day or dilute more and do twice a day.

Brown spots are left behind that take time to clear. Using the ACV is supposed help exfoliate the skin which will work to fade the dark marks. I assume that's what you mean by scarring. It takes time but they will eventually fade.

Go slow and easy with your skin. It damages easily and takes time to recover. I hope this helps. Good luck.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Carrie (Denver, Colorado, Usa) on 05/01/2010
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I have been using a facial toner of 1/2 ACV and 1/2 water, put into a small spray bottle. I spray this on my face in the mornings and evenings. Every other day, I exfoliate my face with baking soda. I have seen a big difference! My skin tone is even, pores are much smaller, and skin looks great! The only drawback is that others in my household don't appreciate the smell of vinegar wafting thru the air.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kd (Mumbai, India) on 04/22/2016
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Apple cider vinegar is fantastic for the skin...especially internal intake....start with 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar and 4 tsp water...mix and drink before meals....i do it morning and cannot imagine how much it has helped me..

I've had acne problems for years.. I'm 46 now and until 2 months ago I was struggling to control break outs!!! Since I started this regimen....I don't feel the need to worry about my skin anymore. Though the only thing that's left now is pigmentation which I can already feel is lighter...I'm hoping that goes away!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jane (West Palm Beach) on 04/08/2014
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I have been drinking ACV in water twice a day for about a month for allergies. The first thing I noticed was that my skin started glowing. Then the acne prone skin near the corner of my mouth went away. I love this stuff!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Carla (Kentwood, Mi) on 09/10/2010

For a year now I have applied raw organic Apple Cider Vinegar directly to my face after I shower. I do drint 2T of vinegar/water when I remember but it is the vinegar directly on my skin that makes the difference. This is a facelift in a jar! I'm not kidding. I have people comment how good my skin looks from it. I stopped using it for several months and I started to look older. This stuff literally takes 10 years off of your age. It tightens up your skin (even on your neck) and brightens. I use 2 squares of toilet tissue (cotton balls are good but soak up so much) and gently swipe over my face, neck, collarbone area and anywhere else I need a lift. I don't rinse it off just put moisturizer and makeup over when it dries. My skin looks new, dewey and fresh. No need to exfoliate so I save money on products. It restores your skin to the same PH after washing and bumps/blemishes are diminished so I use it on my body where needed. Be careful: I don't go in the sun without rinsing it off though because it is an acid and make cause burn in direct sun. Love it!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mishel (New South Wales) on 11/02/2016
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ORGANIC apple cider vinegar: for facial toner . 1 part to 2 parts filtered water. works better than any other cleanser/ toner I've bought (even ones up to $120) or mixed myself. clears up acne, hives on skin during allergic reactions.

use to treat warts- apply with soaked cotton wool ball dilated but strong as you can handle. I use the toner or I'm feeling brave, 1:1 with water. warts fall off and don't return after two sessions or a cpl days.

great for digestive Complaints

it also clears infected tonsils within a day if you gargle it doesn't 30 secondsat least three times I day- after Meals. helps with gum disease and bad breath.

too many reasons to love it. tonnes more uses. and zEro side effects!! Natural and affordable.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Derek (Dublin, Ireland) on 02/24/2012
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I mix two tablespoons of _____s apple cider vinegar (ACV) with a dash of boiling water in a small bowl, using cotton wool I dab it all over my face every other day. This is fantastic for your skin and complextion. Excellent for acne or uneven skin tone, blemishes etc. Also if you ever get shingles use ACV on them, works amazinly well, a little bit stingy, but results are incredible! Much better than any prescribed creams.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kei (London, Uk) on 10/25/2009
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Apple cider cleared my headache and my skin's become beautiful and the pore has close since I have taken ACV with BS but it was giving my stomache bloated and gasy, then I started taking ACV BS with honey, I have no more bloating or gasy. Thanks for the nature's gift and earth clinic. God you, all!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Fd (Libertyville, IL, USA) on 09/05/2009
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Here is a healthy tip for skin/ general health. I use ACV on a cotton ball and apply it to the face daily. It cleans and alkalinizes the body and dissolves oil. There is no need for soap and you get your intake of healthful vinegar.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dianna (Austin, TX) on 07/25/2009
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Being a women in her late 40's (49) I worry about wrinkles, age spots and skin tone.

Recently I started using olive oil to clean my face and for moisture and it works well; but since I have added ACV it is working even better.

What I do is mix ACV half and half with water and add a few drops of lavender essential oil. I also add a few drops of lavender EO to my extra virgin olive oil. I keep them both in separate glass bottles.

I wet my face and take a cotton ball and turn the bottle of ACV upside down on it til the pad is pretty damp. Then I do the same thing with the EVOO bottle on top of the ACV on the cotton ball.

Then I use this cotton pad to wipe my face clean. It really cleans well and has a cooling feeling from the ACV.

After I finish cleaning I rinse my face with water and then massage the remaining Extra Virgin Olive Oil into my skin.

Occasionally I will first scrub my wet face with a tiny bit of baking soda and then use this method.

Using this method has made my skin feel much smoother and an age spot that was lingering has finally disappeared. Also my crows feet are softened and my skin seems much more vibrant and alive!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tara (Boston, MA) on 01/30/2008
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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...

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