Due to the popularity of this post, I have added affiliate links (read my full advertising disclosure here). But the truth is, I am passionate about using Apple Cider Vinegar in my beauty routine, and all opinions are my own. :)
I am a sucker for beauty solutions that can be made from household ingredients. I’ll admit it. However, this does not make me delusional with regards to the results. Once, a long time ago, I put toothpaste on a pimple because I read on the internet that it would dry it out. Do you see me recommending that here?
You are welcome.
I have talked about a couple of other favorite beauty tips on this blog, including my favorite exfoliant, but this one goes one step further in the art of facial cleanliness. Let it be said now, that I do not have awesome skin. It is not bad, but I do have to work at keeping it clear.
I have never found a toner that I love. That is the truth. I love the aftermath that comes to life on my cotton ball covered in grimy dirt that I just removed from my face, but the overall improvement to my face is not what I ever hope it will be.
This changed when I started using one part apple cider vinegar and one part water as a toner. In fact, I don’t even use facial soap anymore. I simply wipe the concoction over my entire face (avoiding the eyes!), remove my mascara with this, use the exfoliant every few days, and then wash away with warm water. The result? The pores on my nose, that once resembled the dimples of a strawberry, shrunk. And my skin became brighter and clearer.
There is no turning back, ladies. I have finally found a skin routine that works.
What is your facial routine? Have you ever tried ACV?
A note about apple cider vinegar: I like the Trader Joe’s brand, however, I am not 100% sure it contains “the mother” (which is important). I do know that Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar does, however. It is my personal favorite.
One warning: I read reviews about using ACV and water, and some women with sensitive skin used more water, and less ACV. Half and half worked for me, but I have normal skin. You should probably experiment with less ACV, if you decide to try it.