Hey lovelies, sorry that it’s been over a week since Sydney and I have posted anything. Our work schedules been weird and I’ve been caught up trying to finish the novel I’m working on. So here’s a quick little post on using Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar with water to make a toner for oily, acne prone skin!
The best reason to use apple cider vinegar (be sure to make sure that it is organic, raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized, and with the ‘Mother’ which you can buy on Amazon like I did for less than 10 bucks) is the fact that it helps balance the pH balance of your skin, keeping it from becoming too dry or too oily.
This vinegar can reduce acne and blemishes while also reducing aged or dark spots. It’s wonderful how it cleans and heals your skin.
I’ve been thinking about putting it in my with other ingredients when I make my own homemade face wash (just need to use the last of what I have now since I paid for it) because of how helpful it can be. A real remedy for oily, dry, or acne prone skin.
Now, because this was my first time using it and I wasn’t sure how my skin would react, I found a small mason like jar and mixed 2 parts water with 1 part filtered water. I washed my face, shook the jar. and applied a small amount to my face with a cotton ball I dipped inside the solution.
If you aren’t sure what you want to use, test the vinegar straight from the bottle (or with some water would be wise too) and do a test past on your arm or around your jaw line in case there is a reaction. You can also follow this guide based on skin type:
Normal/dry skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water.
Oily skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 1 part water.
Sensitive skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water. (Keep in mind that some people with sensitive skin can not use this toner because the vinegar can sting in high concentrates. So please be weary and do a test past if you have sensitive skin.)
Let me tell you, the smell is strong (Kind of glad I didn’t use half water and half toner like I almost did) and reminded me of cleaning products at restaurants and stuff. Then it made me think of a balsamic dressing. After that, the smell went away. So keep in mind, it is a strong and intense smell but it will dissipate quickly.
I left it on and once it dried, I put on Cetaphil moisturizer. If you want, you can wash it off with warm water–I didn’t see the need to do anything do anything but finish with a moisturizer once the toner was dried into my skin.
You can also customize with by adding tea tree oil, lavender essential oil, aloe vera gel, or Witch Hazel. All of which is great for your skin–acne fighters and oil absorbent remedies. I wanted to add some drop of tea tree oil but sadly I don’t have any right now.
It’s all up to you on how you want to mix it and what else you want to add, but just a simple 1:2 ratio will do wonders I’m sure. This toner is way better than anything else you’ll use since there are no dyes, fragrances, alcohol, phosphates, glycerin, and stuff you can’t pronounce.
Apple Cider Vinegar has tons of other health benefits and can be used for beauty in so many ways. Keep an eye on our blog because I will be using this for much more and I’ll keep you posted on how the toner is working. I think i’ll use it in the morning before doing my makeup, once my face is washed, and then before bed once I wash my face again.
Comment and let me know if you’ve used apple cider vinegar before along with how and why. I’d love to hear what you guys do with it. Or if you have any other things you use and do to treat acne and oily skin, let us know!