Apple Cider Vinegar Secrets
Apple cider vinegar is one of my absolute favorite ingredients to use when I have acne. It is not the best smelling thing in the world, but it certainly is the best thing for DIY beauty. Not only is apple cider vinegar (acv) packed full of wonderful vitamins and minerals, it also has many healing properties to it. It is also an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and an anti-viral. Some of ACV benefits include:
Raw organic avc is not hard to find. Most grocery stores carry it as well as many online sites such as amazon. After using acv on my skin for six years I can say that it truly does work at clearing the skin of any blemishes while leaving it soft and glowing; it has become one of my staple items in my DIY skin care. Below are a few of my favorite ways to use apple cider vinegar to keep my face acne-free and glowing.
THE ACV Arsenal
Since I adore apple cider vinegar for DIY skin care, I have come up with what I like to call my apple cider vinegar arsenal. This is a group of four different treatments I have come up with over the years that all use acv. I tend to use these during those hormonal breakouts that seem to attack my entire face, and using these together clears my skin up in no time at all. You do not have to use all four treatments, it is just what I have found works best; the recipes are not set in stone either and can be tailored to your specific needs or skin aliments. The arsenal includes recipes and instructions for:
I hope you all find these as effective as I have and enjoy them. If you try them please leave your thoughts in the comment section below! Enjoy and have fun!
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
After using this toner for seven years I can honestly say that it is one of the best toners I have ever used. Using it nightly during a breakout will have your face cleared in just a few days. The best part about it is that it is also one of the simplest toners to make. All you will need is three ingredients, measuring cups and spoons, and a way to boil water. Before we make the toner let’s take a look at the different ingredients to see how they help apple cider vinegar fight acne and premature aging.
Green Tea Green tea is not only good for your insides but also your skin as well. Using it as a topical treatment is just as beneficial for the health of your skin as it is to drink it. Chalked full of powerful antioxidants green tea fights free radicals to protect the skin from the sun, while also helping to prevent the signs of premature aging, and cleaning and minimizing pores. Green tea is also known to promote the healing and prevention of acne and blemishes.
Lemon Juice Lemon juice is powerful at clearing up and preventing pimples and acne. It lightens and brightens the skin, as well as shrinking pores and helping the skin to maintain an optimal pH balance.
Note:lemon juice and be irritating and should be used sparingly and diluted.
Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask
This a very gentle and soothing mask. It is full of antibacterial properties that help to heal and prevent acne as well as slosh away dead skin cells and encourage cell renewal. Using it one to two times a week will leave you with clear radiant skin, and it is great for all skin types. It is very simple to make and only takes just a few ingredients and minutes. Again before we start making this we’re gonna take a look at what the different ingredients do and how they compliment the apple cider vinegar.
Avocado Rich in vitamin A, B, and E avocados are great moisturizers for dry skin and reduces inflammation. Full of vitamins, mineral, acids, and amino acids.This helps to even skin tone and soften skin. Avocados are also have a great amount of anti aging antioxidants.
Honey Great for sensitive skin, honey is extremely gently yet still powerful. It has an abundance of essential vitamins and antioxidants needed to keep the skin free of blemishes. It has antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties that all help to heal and prevent acne. It also helps to wash away dead skin cells and adding moisture to the skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar Scrub
This gentle yet effective scrub is great for those mid breakout days. All the ingredients have exfoliating properties that help to dissolve dead skin cells and encourage cell renewal. Once the first layer of dry tired skin has been removed a new more radiant and healthy layer is exposed leaving the skin soft and smooth. I like to use this two or three times a week at night to keep my skin happy and healthy. It is quick to make and will last about a week in the fridge after making. Let’s take an in-depth look at the ingredients.
Brown Sugar Organic brown sugar is one of my favorite bases for a DIY exfoliate. It is gentle yet powerful enough to remove dead skin cells while moisturizing and softening the healthier brighter layer of skin underneath. Not only is it a cost effective alternative to spa and store scrubs it will also leave a lovely sweet scent to your skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar Spot Treatment
This is best for those stubborn blemishes that are hard to get ride of. Best to use at night since it requires you to put a band-aid over the area. This quick little spot treatment will work wonders on those big or deep under the skin pimples and blemishes.