I first read about the ACV toner in a beauty book, said it would keep away all acne. I found Bragg's at my local health food store and started using this every other night. Like the aspirin mask this is another cheap,homemade miracle. My skin is less oily, looks healthier and blemishes just do not creep up as often. If the smell wasn't so strong I would use it in the morning, because it really helps with the oilies. That's how I know it really does balance out your skin. UPDATE: This is fading scars for me so unbelievably quickly, it's like a dream!!!
Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonderful toner! AWESOME. I use a 1:1 APV to water ratio or a 1:2 APV/water ratio.
No more clogged pores, more even skin tone. Look healthier.
I use it in the shower while skin is wet and warm. put on face with cotton ball...wait a few minutes, then splash off and get out.
When I started hearing all the raves on apple cider vinegar, I thought this would be another letdown for me.
Fortunately, it has done wonders for me! I started using this Oct. 16th and ever since, I have not had all the blemishes I would get weekly. I only got two around *that time of the month* but they quickly went away! It is honestly, unbelievable. I use this twice a day and it doesn't dry or irritate my skin. I will keep using this as long as it works for me. BTW, I dilute this with water..
Update: I still use this four months later and am still loving it. I have gotten compliments on my skin which is something I had never gotten before. I'm thrilled with it and am still spreading the word :) Stinks to high heaven, but I can deal if it gives me clear skin.
ACV is another product that is always in my cupboard, preferrably the Bragg's or Spectrum brand. I've used it neat on my body for years, and started using it on my face less than two weeks ago. For my face I prefer it diluted in either a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio with distilled water but will occasionally use it neat. This also seems to make my other products work better (possibly because of the acids in the ACV). So far, I've seen very good results with this toner in terms of clearing up spots and fading red marks and I hope they continue! Update 1/20/05: still love the ACV. I mostly use it as a toner but have started mixing it with the Aztec Secret mask. Update 4/18/05: Now I'm test-driving the 1:2 ratio and adding a couple drops of essential oils. So far, it's working great and smells better.
This is a staple item that I must have in my house at all times. This is a product that I would not want to be without! I started using this about a year and a half ago as a toner/astringent and I absolutely love it! I use it, undiluted, after washing almost every night. (It took me a while to tolerate it this way, but I have no problems at all with it now.) I like knowing that this will help to adjust the pH of my skin (something that face wash and cleasners can often upset). This leaves my skin fresh and glowy and really aids in maintaining clear, refined pores. This also works as a probiotic, as it contains beneficial bacteria. I only use this at night, now, though, because it is vinegar and the smell can be a bit offensive--although, it does tend to disipate after a while. **Really I have used a few different brands of Apple cider Vinegar, and as long as it is raw and unpasteurized, with no preservatives, they all work equally well.**
08/2007 UPDATE: I won't change the rating of this, as it is a really good product. It doesn't really agree with my rosacea, though, so I don't use it anymore.
I'd been using this for months and I love it! I mix this with water in a 1:1 ratio and use it as a toner everyday. I noticed it faded my pimple scars and I have less breakouts now. But it smells absolutely horrible. The stench does dissipate a bit after a while though. It also stings if I apply it to broken skin..eg. a popped pimple. Even though it stinks, it's wonderful for my skin, it looks clear and radiant! Excellent value too! I recommend this for all oily skins...but if u have sensitive skin, better lower the concentration or simply not use this at all! I heard this fades age spots and freckles too!
I started using this as a toner on advice from the skincare board, and I really love it. I wet a cotton ball with water and then apply Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar to the cotton ball and swab my face with it. It makes my skin feel clean, balanced (vinegar adjust the ph of the skin), and perky. I also notice an improvement in pore texture. Best of all, it is natural and cheap.