Wednesday, June 24, 2009

An apple (cider vinegar) a day keeps the acne away?

You may wonder how can Apple Cider Vinegar cures acne, pimple or zits. Well, Apple Cider Vinegar contains an alpha-hydroxy acid that helps to remove fatty deposits on the skin. Also, applying acv on the skin will balance the pH level. Doing so, ACV assist in controlling the oiliness of the skin (which is good for oily skin) and also eliminate the bacteria causing acne.

Pros and cons of using Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV):
Pros:Effectively controls mild acne, reduce oiliness of the skin, prevent future breakouts. Besides it is an affordable and easy to use remedy
Cons:Smells a bit strong and if overused, it may cause dry skin and breakouts

Bragg - Apple Cider Vinegar, gallon, 1 liquid

Several ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar to treat acne:
  • Toner: To use it as a toner, you can use equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water or just a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of water for milder solution if you have sensitive skin. Do try it on a small spot on your skin before using it on your whole face. Just wash your face normally and apply the solution to the skin using cotton afterwards.
  • Q-tips Cotton Swabs Value Pack, 1750-Count Packages (Pack of 2)Acne treatment: To use it as a acne treatment, you can use apple cider vineger directly or diluted equal parts of apple cider vinegar with water for sensitive skin. Apply it directly on the acne, pimple or blemishes just before you sleep and it will be gone in the morning or in a day or two. Second option is to apply it before bed or half hour before shower so that it has sufficient time to work. You can use a Q-Tip or cotton ball for this.
  • Drink and detoxify: Add 2 tsps of organic raw apple cider vinegar with mother to a glass of water. You can drink it just as it is or add 1 or 2 tsps of honey to improve on the taste. This apple cider vinegar mixture works by detoxifying and cleansing your body from within.

Bragg - Apple Cider Vinegar, 32 oz liquid
Hope you try it :) It works for me. I'll discuss more on the other ACV benefits and remedies in my future post.

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