Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar. Traditional home remedy for heartburn/reflux and many ailments detailed on this site. How to use it. What to buy. Warnings on its use.
Comment posted by Steve of London, UK, UK on 26 May 2010 at 19:34 223
Apple Cider Vinegar is just amazing for acne! I am 30 yrs old and have suffered from acne since my teens. My face has never been blemish free before. I spent thousands on medicines and OTC creams Including roaccutane in my early 20's for cystic acne. I was desperate recently when my forehead broke out all over in tiny bumps and nothing (not even antibiotics) was able to clear it. I came across ACV reviews here and thought "what do I have to lose?" I bought a raw unpasteurised bottle with stringy and clouds "mother" in it and used it straight out of the bottle. I wash my face at night, towel dry, then dab the ACV on infected areas with a cotton ball. I let it dry and leave it on all night. In the morning, I rinse my face with warm water (no soap) and towel dry. I then dab the ACV again. At first it stung the heck out of my face, and had a strong smell and the fumes burned my eyes a little, but after a while, it settled down and I got used to it. Its not too bad now. Within 3 days the tiny bumps had vanished and my skin was baby smooth. One big zit took 3-4 days to slowly dry up. If you see puss rise up in some LEAVE THEM ALONE. Picking them will only spread the infection and leave a scar. I've used it for about 2 months now and my skin is healthy and acne free! I just hope it will stay like this, it is that good.
Remedy (new) posted by Selene of Los Angeles, CA, USA on 26 May 2010 at 18:57 222
In my teens I had the odd pimple every week or two, but now at the age of 22 it was getting worse and I had acne on my cheeks and chest most of the time. I tried everything and even went to a dermatologist. She prescribed Retin-a and an antibacterial face wash. Neither helped at all. A couple weeks ago I read about apple cider vinegar on this site. Every morning and night I wash my face with a face wash, then apply ACV to my face. I let it dry for 5 minutes then apply a moisturiser. I also drink a glass of ACV with two teaspoons of water mid-morning. I can't believe how good my skin looks now after just a couple of weeks. The acne is almost completely gone, replaced by a healthy glow. I would recommend this to anyone with acne problems. It really works! Also read my post about how ACV cured my monthly PMS.