Unlike the creams and antibiotics that are prescribed for treating moderate to severe cases of acne, apple cider vinegar does not contain harsh chemicals and is most effective when it comes to treating warts, pimples and acne scars. Though the healing process is a lot slower, the process is at least a natural, harmless one, with no side effects!
Excessive usage of creams, harsh soaps or antibiotics can dry out the skin and augment the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles on the face. The skin is naturally acidic and using products with harsh chemicals on the skin can only rob the skin of its natural acidity. By ingesting or applying apple cider vinegar, the acidic mantle is restored and in the process, dirt, bacteria and dead skin cells are also dissolved, while giving you that glowing, acne-free complexion! These are just some of the many benefits of apple cider vinegar. There’s plenty more!
Find out how you can use this simple kitchen ingredient beyond just a mere salad dressing and how it can help you battle acne –
- Drink It!
Apple cider vinegar has malic acid properties, which is great for the overall health of the digestive system and is also a great detoxifying agent, ridding the body of impurities and thereby, controlling eruptions. If you aren’t brave enough to down two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar everyday, you could blend it with your regular green tea or simply dilute it with a glass of warm water. If you follow this process regularly, what you will be left with is healthy, acne-free skin in no time!
- Direct Application On The Skin
Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to two parts of water. Keeping these proportions in mind, make your own apple cider vinegar toner and store it in a jar, in a cool room. Using a cotton ball or pad, dab the apple cider vinegar onto your skin before you go to bed every night and wash it off the next morning. If you have redness or visible inflammations due to clogged pores, you will find that it would have reduced by the next morning. Try it to believe it!