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!
To add to the cold water effect, I did some reading about the quality of tap water in America and come to find out it is contaminated with pollution well above the EPA standards in most cities (quite disturbing in some cases). Adding chlorine and the presents of all the other contaminants found in the tap water are more readily inhaled and absorbed through your skin during hot showers (also consider the ingredients in hygiene products including soaps, shampoos etc., they contain sodium laurel sulfate which contains dioxin the most potent carcinogen known to man, this is also absorbed into the body). At colder temperatures the effect of these contaminants are greatly reduced whereas your skin pores will close preventing your skin from absorbing the toxins. Also hot showers stimulate the production of sebum to compensate for the loss during a hot shower, thus becoming prone to over production, which may lead to skin blemishes.