Apple cider vinegar has been known for decades to have a vast variety of health and healing benefits. From stress reduction to weight loss apple cider vinegar can do wonders depending on the chemical balance of your body. One treatment not often found by a general search about this remedy is that it also helps treat multiple aspects of acne.
Before applying apple cider vinegar directly on the acne, it is recommended that you dilute it with water. Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in one ounce of water and then apply it on the acne with the help of a cotton pad. Leave it untouched for about 10 minutes. Repeat it a number of times throughout the day. Next day, you will find that the inflammation has gone down and the acne has dried out too. If the acne problem is severe, you can leave the solution on it overnight. Those who have acne prone skin should use it as a skin toner. For this, fill up the basin with warm water and pour half cup of apple cider vinegar into it, and splash this solution on your face. It should be done twice a day after washing the face with regular facial cleanser. It works like an astringent. It will disinfect the skin and kill the bacteria present on its surface. It will also remove the excess oil from the skin and maintain the normal pH balance of the skin.
Combine the toning power of green tea with the deep cleansing properties of apple cider vinegar. To make this powerful infusion, pour 1 cup boiling water over a green tea bag. Let tea steep for 15 minutes. After it cools, mix the green tea with 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar and 1/3 cup distilled water. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and apply directly to acne.
Apple cider vinegar can also be used to drink as a tonic as it contains elements and trace minerals which are vital in detoxifying and purifying your system. People have reported a healthier glow to their skin, reduction of allergies, increased energy and improved digestion, all of which can aid in an overall improvement of your skin condition.