How to Treat Acne with Apple Cider Vinegar
Many teenagers and adults suffer from stubborn acne and apple cider vinegar has proven to me that it can actually help rid your skin of bacteria causing acne. Over the last few decades, there have been many advancements in the skin care arena. When you walk into a beauty store you are bombarded with all sorts of acne washes and creams (Murad, ProActiv, Clearasil, Neutrogena, etc.)
Each one of these acne cures and solutions, claims to combat your acne within a certain time frame and promise drastic results. While these creams and washes may work great for a lot of people, there are a lot of people who cannot buy these acne products because they are either too expensive, or they they just don’t produce the results you would expect in the prevention or treatment of your acne! Most of us have suffered from acne breakouts that have taken over our lives, lowered our self-esteem, and made us hate looking in the mirror.
However, there is still hope: a home remedy for acne that uses Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). So, how to treat acne with apple cider vinegar? Of course, when people think of apple cider vinegar, most don’t picture this natural toner as a cure that can help clear up your acne, and also help cure many other ailments–there are many benefits. (Read my post on how you can use Apple Cider Vinegar to get shiny hair.) Use natural, organic (raw) Apple Cider Vinegar for your acne treatment.
Treating acne with apple cider vinegar is a great alternative to harsh chemical bought solutions because it is one of the most power natural cleansers out there. It is a natural toner so acts as an astringent to reduce the size of your pores as well! If you’re suffering from acne breakouts this is great news because Apple Cider Vinegar can help balance your skin’s pH level (acidity level). This in turn helps make sure that the acne causing bacteria cannot thrive. Apple Cider Vinegar will also help you clear up excess oily skin.
Treating my acne with apple cider vinegar helped me clear up a lot of stubborn acne that was not responding to any other treatments. It was extremely frustrating until I did some research and was able to find this all natural acne home remedy and am I glad I did! It was starting to take a toll on how I viewed myself, and I started to become overly worried about how others viewed my acne on my skin. At one point, in my adolescent years, I was so fed up I decided to live with the scars and acne. I can tell you, that Apple Cider Vinegar did the trick for the treatment of acne for me!
Here’s how to treat acne with Apple Cider Vinegar:
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Pour some Apple Cider Vinegar onto a cotton ball/swab or Q-tip and then apply all over your face, focusing specifically on your acne prone/breakout areas. ACV can be used all over your body as well. Hold the swab to your problem areas for a few minutes at a time. Rinse your face thoroughly and tone and apply moisturizer as usual. You can use this treatment 2x a week depending on how sensitive your skin is. If you have sensitive skin, (as many adolescents do with acne do), then dilute the Apple Cider Vinegar so that it is 1:1 ratio with water (1 part water, 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar). In essence, you are making a toner to help in the prevention of acne breakouts!
When you are making your acne toner you will notice that Apple Cider Vinegar has a very strong odor. Yes, it can be unpleasant, but it doesn’t last and after a few minutes you will get used to the smell of it and once it dries you will barely notice the smell, and it’s worth not having to deal with stubborn acne breakouts! If you notice some redness and tingling is normal and should go down in about 10 minutes after using the ACV toner. This is a great all natural toner for acne and can be stored in the fridge or out on your counter as long as it’s not too hot.
Within a few weeks, you should see significant results in the amount of acne and acne scars on your face. I am an adult and having been using Apple Cider Vinegar for the treatment of my acne for over two years and I’ve had to use it less and less to the point where my skin is nearly flawless and I use it for the occasional acne breakout when I’ve been careless and not washed off my makeup!
Remember to be careful because apple cider vinegar is an acid and can actually burn your skin if you’re not careful.