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Apple Cider Vinegar for Glowing, Youthful Skin!

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Posted by Mike (Seguin, TX) on 06/12/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have been oil pulling for 4 days. I used to smoke two packs a day and drink so much coffee I ended up in the hospital with caffiene intoxication. My teeth look so much cleaner and are starting to get white. They had been terribly stained. I work nights, 12 hour shifts, and always have big black bags surrounding my eyes. These bags are almost completely gone and my skin looks so clear. I also starting drinking 2 tablespoons of ACV in 8 oz of water before each meal. My skin is really starting to glow. My energy is reaching levels I have not felt in years. I am in my mid forties. I am really starting to look younger. This upsets my wife very much. She is upset that I am being stared at now by others whenever we are out together. She sees the differences in my appearance and energy but for some reason will still not try oil pulling or ACV. I am going to start keeping a journal and track the changes in my appearance and energy. I am so pleased with the results and it has only been four days!!!! I am enjoying being "noticed" so much more when I go out. It always nice to know that others find you attractive. I FEEL GREAT!!!!!!!!! I will continue with both of these practices for the remainder of my life. It is so cheap and yet the rewards are so tremendous.

Replied by Pam
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
Replied by Sultana
(Birmingham, Uk)

could you please say which oil you used? I think I'd like to try it too... thank you

Replied by Gamgo
(Melbourne,, Vic., Australia)

I believe the best oil for oil pulling is Sesame oil.

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Posted by Jaimi (Orlando, FL ) on 06/06/2008
5 out of 5 stars

WOW! I have come to love the wonderful product of ACV. I have had severe allergies and sinus problems since I could walk. Chronic bronchitis, sinusitis, tonsilitis (they have lonce since been removed), rhinitis, etc... I have always taken prescription medication. However I am 8 mos pregnant and have not been able to take anything but over the counter Tylenol products. For the past 3 days I have been down and out with a severe sinus migraine, congestion and pressure. Nothing worked and I am sleep deprived! Adding these symptoms to 8mos of pregnancy spells MISERY for sure. I was desperate so I hopped online and what do you know? I found the same product that cured my husband of his pesky wart will also clear my sinuses. I only wished I found this info sooner! I took 1 tbsp of ACV with 8oz of water and downed. Then I made a mixture and put it in my veggie steamer (ACV is also a great residue cleaner) and sat over it for about 5mins. Everything started to clear up within the hour. I then rinsed with saline solution and I can breathe out of both nostrils! My headache is almost gone and the pressure almost nil! Oh and by the way the ACV steam bath is great for oily skin. I noticed a difference immediately after the face bath. I was then curious to see if this was a known rememdy for acne/skin problems and sure enough it is!!! In fact, Earth Clinic was the first hit.
I am amazed that such a simple, inexpensive product can do so much. Thank you dearly for this site.

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Posted by Lisa (A Nice Place, Florida) on 06/05/2008
5 out of 5 stars

ACV cured my bladder infection! I drink two tabelspoons in 80z of water. The worse I feel the more I take. Thanks!! It also is a great exfoliator for my face. I just put it on a cotton ball and rub all over my face.

Replied by Fkb
(Cambridge, Uk)

Thanks, I will try ACV on my face, it has kept me from the Doctors for 3 months now.

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Posted by Julia (Kansas City, MO) on 05/02/2008
5 out of 5 stars

i am sixty-one years ol and i use acv,blackstrap molasses for years.i just started using coconut oil.i get comments on my looks everyday.great great.

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Posted by Shelly (Taipei City at present, Philippines) on 05/01/2008
5 out of 5 stars

After reading this website I tried intake of ACV with water only, diluted ACV as face toner, baking soda as facial cleanser, oil pulling and making my homemade moisturizer! Too much at a time but no regrets since its the best ever regimen I have done for myself. Right away many benefits I have felt as follows: energized, more focus (I am a graduate student), not sluggish in the morning and late night, radiant face and no break outs, smaller pores and very light feeling on my face, smooth,supple and babyface, not oily but moisturized skin, am proud to tell that genital areas becomes amazingly moisturized and felt so clean (never felt moisturized this way before), more confidence and it feels great! Thanks to all this amazing testimonials and natural products we have around! HOwever, I am still tryin to experiment on the best way of taking in ACV without sore throat and stomach pain. My Vit C intake once a day after ACV helps to ease the acidic feeling on my stomach since my natural Vit C (1000mg) is basic-based product. Try my moisturizer mix: 5ml glycerin (make sure high grade quality) 5ml grapeseed oil 5ml sesame oil 5ml honey at night use this moisturizer mix after toning (ACV diluted in distilled water) baking soda as cleanser can be 3x a week, then use papaya soap as intervals, in the morning use very small amt of moisturizer mix after facial cleansing, let it subsides for at least 3mins then apply your regular foundation with sunscreen and pressed/loosed powder preferably with sunscreen also. If you want to become more fairer use fluid whitening (no to cream since it can clog pores based on my experience) use it in the daytime only since at night all natural should be use,in this way you avoid using commercially available products with added chemicals while at your most serene time of boosting radiance and youthfulness on your face. This can make you confident and radiant all day long! Have a nice try! Godbless you all!

Replied by shelly
(Taipei City at present, Philippines)

I just want to add more on my testimonial and have some modification, after experimenting on my own face, I noticed that Grapeseed oil alone can be enough as my daily moisturizer since my skin type is moderately oily and I get better results. I am determined to use baking soda as my daily cleanser, then ACV diluted in distilled water as my toner and lastly grapeseed oil as my moisturizer, plus in daytime fluid whitening with suncreen and my super fine NB 23 compact powder. Daily intake of 1000mg Vit C alkaline based, 2tbsp ACV, and oil pulling before going to bed and in the morning after brushing my teeth. Once a week I pamper my body skin with the original moisturizer I mentioned on my first post since my body skin type is not as sensitive as my face. I hope this can help you too if you try it to yourself.

Replied by Caitlin
(Austin, tx)

I too was getting stomach aches after the ACV. I once had a duodenal ulcer and my stomach is prone to upsets. I have found that 1/4 teaspoon of powdered magnesium citrate added to 1 TABlsp of ACV excellent for this. I do this first thing in the morning, last drink at night before bed. The baking soda made my teeth feel very rough so I tried the magnesium citrate and I dont get stomach aches at all and my teeth feel fine with it. I also seasame oil pull last thing before brushing teeth at night. I then wet a cotton pad with water then dunk it with ACV and wash my face with it followed by 4 drops of coconut oil. I leave it on overnight until I rinse my face with plain, cold water in the morning. Leaves my skin glowing, smooth, tight and dark spots are totally disappearing. These are the 3 things I am consistent about. Baking soda is way too rough on my skin and hydrogen peroxide left it so dry, I began to get lines. Was taking coconut oil internally but found that I really do have what I always suspected, a nut allergy. The VCO does not seem to affect me externally though, just internally. I get a rashy fungus on my upper lip that spreads to under my chin and the sides of my face and nose and around my elbows. This is not a cleansing as I had hoped. If I eat nuts consistently, I get this plus gouty tweaks in my toes. When I stop eating all nuts, the rash and tweaks goes away. Anyway.. try the magnesium citrate powder and see if it helps. Magnesium is great for women; we dont get enough of it. Zinc as well. My skin looks 100 times better with the regime I now follow for skin that was once so awful when I was young, people would scream when I came around a corner. Hope this helps.

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Posted by Len (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) on 03/13/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have been using apple cider vinegar for about 16 years. My mother first read it in a readers digest at a doctors office. My dad had a rash on his hand that traveled up his arm. The doc perscribed a cream that he used and didn't work at all. First my mother tried white vinegar and it helped a bit. Then she bought acv. The rash disappeared in 2 days never to reappear. I started using it for dry, rashy skin myself and it works. I brought it over to a friends place with superficial inflamitory acne. Suprisingly after 4 treatments within a 12 hour period the fluid under the skin has diminished to almost non existent levels. She says it is a miracle. I am Suprised that this is working so fast. Usually it would take a day or two. It really works for almost anything to do with the skin. I am now going to consume it for all the reasons on this site. Use it and enjoy.

Replied by Laurie
(Sudbury, Ontario, Canada)

Please tell me how much you use on ur skin for the rashes and how you use it and how often. Thank you

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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!

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Posted by Tara (Boston, MA) on 01/30/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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...

Replied by Gita
(Hong Kong, China)

Can someone guide me if ACV or baking soda will help my pigmentation/malasma, it has been there on my cheeks for the last couple of years.

EC: Check the melasma page for remedy feedback!

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Posted by Carlos (Madrid, Spain) on 12/26/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Well I came across this site some months ago. I do modeling, IM 26 years old and when I turned 21 I started to take care of my skin. I tried the cosmetic stuff,cheap and expensive ones. Soon I found out that the natural stuff was cheaper and much better. I use Aloe for cleaning,rosemary oil...but I never thought Vinegar could help me in sch way. i got sensitive skin,large pores and my skin tone wasnt uniform. I just mix it with mineral water and spray it in my face after cleasing. Let it dry and...voila! My line expression look better,my pores smaller,even wirnkles in my forehead disapeared. When i was 20 everybody thought I was 30 and now that iM 26 I look 21. I've told my family,my mother loves it too,sometimes she doesnt use the expnsive stuff she used to. PLus I ahve no knee pain from condromalacia when I take it consistent for days .I tried glucosamine, jello, ibuprofen... nothing works like vinegar. Dont just apply it externally on your face,drink it too an you will tell the difference in your face. and your body skin too. Its just a miracle. Now I'm trying the other wonderful remedies like hydrogen peroxide. keep u up to date. I look like if I had make up on, all day long

Replied by Kat
(Melbourne, Australia)

You shouldn't have wrinkles in your forehead at only 26 years of age... I am glad however, that ACV helped you!!!

Replied by Karen
(Frankfort, Ky)

A reply to Kat from Australia: Yes, it is possible, not real common, but if you consistently break all the health rules, such as eating bad foods a lot, and not wearing sunscreen, it can easily show up mid-20's. I started getting forehead lines at 25, not real bad then, but by 27, they were pretty deep, 3 rows of them, all the way across. I did break all the health rules, and now I'm trying ACV and some others to try to get rid of them. We'll see how it goes! ~Karen

Replied by Avril
(Bridgetown, Barbados)

Karen from Frankfort, Ky, ... Was the ACV a success for the wrinkles?

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Posted by Freyja (SLO, CA) on 12/17/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Hello. I have been taking ACV that I purchased at the health food store for over a month now. I take 2 tablespoons 3 times a day with an airborne tablet. I have not noticed ANY weight loss whatsoever, in fact, I have noticed a slight weight gain. I have not had a decrease in my appetite. I have noticed an INCREASE in my appetite. However, people have started commenting on how young I look; just yesterday I was telling someone that I had a 12 year old son (I am 35) they were generally shocked and they asked me if I was 9 years old when I had him! That was nice to hear. I have also been called a "young lady" and "girl" quite a bit now as opposed to "lady" or "maam" which was happening quite a bit prior. I also noticed that I was catching a terrible bug that was going around, but, I just increased my ACV for a day and rested for one day and I did NOT catch it! I thought I was gonna get it back because I catch everything and am always sick. I have not been full blown sick since taking it. I am going to continue taking it for my health because I feel in my heart that it is good for me, however, I have not noticed weight loss (or loss of cellulite.... sigh :( for that I think I have to combine the ACV with periodic fasting and giving up my chocolate and substituting green tea for coffee. Also, I have been exercising less since taking the ACV due to scheduling. But like I said before, if it makes me look younger, than I'll keep taking it!

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Posted by Jarrod (Fillmore, CA) on 10/16/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I started taking two tablespoons of ACV with the veil of mother with a quarter teaspoon of baking soda twice a day about two months ago. I notice a better skin tone, better digestion, and really just an over all better sense of well being. My body is definitely thanking me for doing this!

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Posted by Erica (Medford, Oregon) on 07/18/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I make my own toner... it is 3 cups distilled water 1/3 cup organic apple cider vinegar and 5-10 drops tea tree oil. Plus I use a clay mask ever 3-4 days and mix it with apple cider vinegar. My skin has never been better!

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Posted by Sharon (Los Angeles, California) on 06/26/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I have been washing my face and neck a few times a week with baking soda and also applying the ACV daily...what a difference in my skin! This REALLY WORKS...I am 42 and my skin is glowing! The pores do get smaller and my skin is much friends are complimenting me on how great it looks. Today, I've stared taking the ACV/Baking Soda Remedy internally and hope to see & feel the same great results. I love this site! I LOVE reading all of the wonderful testimonials...the body is so powerful given the proper tools to heal itself. THANK YOU for having this site and allowing people from around the world to share such amazing information.

Replied by Jessica
(Bfe, Ky)
5 out of 5 stars

For about two months I have been using baking soda as a body cleanser rather than soap, and as a hair cleanser rather than shampoo. I rinse my hair with diluted Apple Cider Vinegar and then again with water straight from the shower head, sometimes doing a final rinse with distilled water. Since using baking soda as an exfoliant and cleanser on both my body and face, my skin has cleared up a lot, especially my chest, which had been broken out for sometime, due to toxin die off, I suspect. I simply make a paste in my hand by adding a little bit of water to the bs. But today I used the diluted Apple Cider Vinegar that I was about to rinse my hair with to make the paste, rather than just water. My face has felt great all day. On days when I feel like it, I use a mixture I came up with. It consists of baking soda, vco, and a bit of tea tree oil. It cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes all at once. I made a mixture of this, minus the baking soda, for my step father, who had a bad red rash on his face. Not sure if it was rosacea, psoriasis, or what... but the Virgin Coconut Oil and tea tree oil returned his face to normal.

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Posted by LEILA (Gaborone, Botswana) on 04/25/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I started using ACV about 2 days back and my skin is so amazing,its glowing and the rushes on my skin are disappearing.

Replied by Kanika(indian)
(Melbourne, Australia)

Kanika 18/10/11 Hi, I just bought barry's organic apple cider vinegar and organic honey today. I have heard the best reviews on this site aabout ACV and couldnt wait to use it but I have a question for everyone, I hav a very sensitive skin. I have been having break outs all my life and im only 24. I have tried the most expensive products in market but nothing has worked for me.

My question is can I apply my normal "jurlique" daily creams after applying Apple Cider Vinegar and what exact quantity and how many times should I repeat it as an application for my face and even to drink?

Thanks so much

Replied by Rachel
(Manchester, New Hampshire, Usa)

I don't know what your skin problem is, but for me this works wonders:

1. facial STEAMING

2. after steaming, then exfoliate. Glycolic Acid can be purchased on Amazon. I got 35% but next time I'm going for stronger, like 70%.

3. As an alternative to glycolic acid, rub brown sugar and olive oil over your face (also after steaming, which loosens the flaky cells). Wait 15-20 minutes then rinse. Sugar has natural glycolic acid.

4. You could also try yogurt or kefir or buttermilk on face; the lactic acid in these fermented drinks works well too. Always steam, first, whenever possible.

My problem is facial seborrhea; I have the chronic dry flakies. These approaches work.

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Posted by Lynn (Columbus, OH) on 12/10/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I use ACV on my skin as a toner. It has worked miracles. My blemishes are gone, and my skin is glowing.

Replied by Ycram
(Blacksburg, Virginia, Usa)
5 out of 5 stars

I am eager to try Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner. On another note, I have been using almond oil on my face for adult acne. It is not an instantaneous "miracle cure", but it works much better than expensive oils and creams and definitely keeps the acne under control!

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