Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is an amazing thing. With so many uses for this product, both internally, externally, and in our homes, it’s obvious why we love ACV. You can learn more about Apple Cider Vinegar by clicking here.
One way to use ACV is for your skin! ACV has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties. Therefore, it makes it great for helping to keep you skin clear and healthy.
As I have mentioned in previous posts regarding my sensitive and acne prone skin, I use ACV has an acne treatment, skin detoxifier, and inflammation reducer.
How to use it?
Simply use ACV as a toner. That’s it! A toner is simply a solution (generally in liquid form) that is meant remove excess dirt and bacteria and benefit skin (depending on skin issue). For example for a person with red, irritated skin might want to use a toner (alcohol free) that contains chamomile and rose water to calm the complexion. My recipe ACV toner is super simple!
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
- ¼ cup distilled water
- ¼ cup organic unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar
Simply combine the water and apple cider vinegar and put into any small bottle. Apply toner to cotton ball and wipe over entire face (except lips, and don’t get too close to eyes.)
I like to put mine into a mini spray bottle that I got from the drugstore, so I can spray onto a cotton pad or directly to my face and back. I only apply this toner at night because you will smell slightly like vinegar, so it may be best to just stay home when you apply.
ACV has helped so much with breakouts, and made my pores smaller, while giving my complexion an overall cleaner appearance.
It is also worthy to note that I find much better results using the unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar. Many medicinal properties of ACV can be reduced or destroyed by processing (i.e. becoming white vinegar or clear brown apple cider vinegar.) Be sure to look for a bottle that says “unpasteurized” and refrigerate if necessary.