My new favourite product!
Okay, first you might think apple cider vinegar? BUT! ACV is amazing! You can use this stuff for anything!
First of all, I started researching about it because I heard it was good for treating acne. My skin used to be really bad especially during junior and high school. I always had pimples, redness and it was really embarrassing. I still have a little redness and scarring from it but it's getting alot better! Acne can be caused by hormones, dirt, bacteria, clogged pores and STRESS!
I think my skin was mainly caused by hormones and stress. Because, I always took care of my skin and washed my face in the morning and night (with a hot face towel to open up the pores). I stressed so much about my face and I ALWAYS wore makeup whenever I went out because I was so embarrassed of how my skin looked. The even more I stressed about how I looked, it got even worse and I just felt so ugly and emotional. I saw proactiv and I was convinced to buy it from watching the ads on tv SO I bought it! I was so happy when it arrived in the mail and I thought YES, this is going to clear up my skin!
The next thing, I noticed lines around my mouth! I remember looking into the mirror and thinking, did I have that line there? So I looked closer and it was fine lines around my mouth and it looked like wrinkles! I thought, this can't be happening! I am getting wrinkles on my face!!! First I didn't know how it happened but then I realized my skin was so dry that my skin shribbled and when I smiled, I had all these lines of my face! It was horrible. I started freaking out! MY face got so dry I couldn't even open my mouth and I couldn't even talk! It was that bad. I got off the proactic and the dryness slowly disappeared.
But I'm not saying that proavtic doesn't work. I'm just letting you know what happened to me and it didn't work on my skin. I'm sure it works on different people.
ANYWAYS, thats a whole another story but yeah Ive tried so many products because I was so desperate to clear up my skin and anything I saw that said it will clear the skin, I tried it. Well now that I'm 19, my skin is alot better and I take care of my skin more. But I still find skin care products interest me especially products that help the scarring and restore the skin. But having said about the skin care products and caring my the skin on the outside of the body, caring for the inside of your body is even more important.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar can help acne, skin complexion, metabolism, detoxify, headaches, indigestion sore throats, eczema and much much more.
It has similar properties of glycolic acid which is often used for treating acne.
Make sure that you buy an organic ACV and not one that is distilled, filtered or pasteurized as the extra processing steps can destroy the vitamins and nutrients in the apple cider vinegar. I leave my ACV in the fridge and whenever I go put some on a cotton pad and wipe it on my face, its cold and feels refreshing!
The minerals in the apple cider vinegar include:
calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, chlorine, sodium, sulfur, copper, iron, silicone, flourine, Vitamin C, A, E, B1, B2, B6, beta carotene and Vitamin P. So that's a lot of minerals all in one!
I used this as a toner for my face. First I use a hot towel to open up the pores and then I cleanse my face. After I've cleansed my face, I put some apple cider vinegar on a cotton pad and wipe over the face. Then I apply moisturizer.
Advantages - tightens pores, feels fresh, cheap, takes off dirt and bacteria.
Another thing you can do is, if you dont like using the cotton pad to wipe it over your face, you can put the ACV into a spray bottle and spritz it over you face.
Disadvantages - strong vinegar smell, can sting a bit
If you have sensitive skin, its recommended that you mix the ACV with water. (50/50) You may also want to TEST it onto your skin first just incase you dont get a reaction to this. The vinegar is very strong and ir may burn. Dab a bit onto you chin and leave it for 15 minutes. After that, you can see you have any reactions to it. The last thing you want is wiping the ACV all over your face then getting a reaction to it!
ACV can also be taken internally. You can take 2 tablespoons of ACV and mix it into a glass of water.
I personally really like it as a toner. Even if it smells a bit, it feels fresh on my face and my skin feels clean. I think its helping my skin look much better! Right now I dont have any pimples! But I guess I'll keep trying and see the results.
Everyone is different so don't think this will work perfectly on you because like I said about the proactiv, it works on different people, skin type.. etc
^_^!! But I LOVVVEE IT! :D