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Apple Cider Vinegar for Glowing, Youthful Skin!

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 Amber (Greensboro, NC) on 03/06/2009
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Reaction to ACV? I stumbled upon your site earlier today while researching natural remedies for sensitive skin and came across the topic of using apple cider vinegar to cure it. I haven't actually consumed any of it just yet, but I used it after I rinsed my face with water. I put it on a cotton ball and gently rubbed my whole face, except around my eyes. I have very sensitive skin and have been struggling to find a remedy that doesn't provoke flushing/redness and burning. I think I have mild rosacea and the past two weeks for me have consisted of trying various EXPENSIVE products in hopes of finding a quality product to do the following:

-even out my skin tone because it's often blotchy/reddish in spots
-get rid of black heads (nose and chin are covered)
-brighten up my skin (it looks rather dull and lifeless)
-control the breakouts I get occasionally
-and lastly, to find a moisturizer that's not too oily but makes my skin look supple and young, as it should for a 24 year old female who drinks lots of water, doesn't tan at all, doesn't smoke and rarely drinks. (My skin looks like I'm older than I am, sadly.)

Anyhow, I digress. I applied the ACV, rinsed with cool water and for the first five minutes or so, it was fine. No problem, I though, this might just work. Well, after applying some Origins moisturizer that I haven't previously had a reaction to, my face immediately started to tingle and I could literally watch it turn red. Now it's puffy in patches and looks like I have sun burn. I'm just wondering if it's possibly a reaction to the ACV alone or if it's the combo of the moisturizer in addition to the ACV.

Any suggestions are more than welcome. I'm at my wits end with my skin. I just want it to look healthy!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sara (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) on 09/24/2008
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For about two weeks I watched my dad drink and eat all manner of things he saw on earth clinic. Soon, I saw a difference in him. His face glowed(ACV / Tomato tea), he didnt have acid reflux any more and was the most lively and fun dad I'd ever known in a long time ( compared to tired stressful, busy!).

I've got two q's.

How can I take baking soda as an exfoliator/drink?

Also, I drank ACV and I saw differences such as more energy, and I am not restless at night any more. I then found out ( on E.C.) that i can use it as an exfoliator and tried it. Sadly, on my nose I got burns which my parents describe as 'acid burns'. i also got these on my cheek. For this I used cucumber and variuos face masks.the burns on my cheek dissapeared but because I itched/scratched my nose-burn, the scar remained. It look HORRIBLE. my dad says I put too much AcV, which I now understand I did do. But I only did so because the amount was not stated. Is there anything I can do get rid do get rid of it or do I have to do the hard thing and WAIT for it to heal? It does look VERY awful! Thanx!