Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (as a topical) reviews
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I'm writing this 2 months after trying out ACV as a topical and combined with zinc pills and vitamin A. Finally, my skin is very close to pimple free. I had hormonal acne so my jawline and chin were constantly breaking out. Here's what I did.
Gluten free diet
Dairy free diet
Soy free diet
Very low sugar intake
1 5,000IU vitamin A pill with every meal (3x total a day
1 Zinc Pincolate 22mg Pill after breakfast and lunch. (2x total a day
Apple cider vinegar as a toner morning and night when I get out of the shower.
I am so happy with the results! If you have any questions I'll be happy to answer them because I know what you're going through! It may seem hard at first and I did slip up a few times but getting a new pimple(s) every time made me regret it! I bought the Solgar Branded pills if anyone wants to know which pills I used.
I was introduced to the many benefits of ACV back in high school (about to graduate from college now) and since then, I have never been caught without it. Its a WONDERFUL toner & WONDERFUL hair rinse! Tried drinking it a few times but its just so disgusting. Never stuck with it long enough to see results. But, for topical use, it controls break-outs and oil production. What else can I ask for? Well, it stinks pretty badly so I guess I could ask for it to smell better lol however, the smell goes away after it dries. It's definitely worth a try.
I dilute this 2 to 1 with water. I wouldn't say it really helps with pimples for me but my skin is far less oily when I use this. also it seems to sort of hydrate my skin since it has that fine lined dehydrated look from benzoyl peroxide. it doesn't really make enough of a difference for me to keep using it but I recommend giving it a try, although it does smell. they say it goes away once it dries but if you sweat or anything you will smell it. this didn't burn or tingle or anything to me. if you breakout easily (I do) I recommend spot testing for a week or two to see how your skin will react. if it's not going to work for you, it will save you alot of headache in the long run!
I've been using ACV for 2 weeks and it gave me sunburns on my face it made my face look dark, and then it didn't help me on my pimples also it made it worse more pimples are growing on my face. I still dont see any changes on my acne scars. Why does this happened.
I never write reviews but this one I had to! I have always struggled with cystic acne and dry skin. I am on the pill, which no longer works to keep my skin clear, and I have tried everything out there. For a while, a gentle cleanser and jojoba oil to moisturize was keeping me fairly clear (I've found my skin doesn't like BP or salicylic acid) so I try and stick with a simple skincare routine. However, out of the blue I started breaking out like crazy again; chin, cheeks, forehead, everywhere (mostly cystic pimples) but also regular spots and also a rash like acne on my cheeks by my nose (seems like eczema or something, not sure); either way my skin just seemed super congested. (I also do not eat dairy aside from cheese every now and then, and I'm vegetarian for diet reference).
So I decided after lots of research to start oil cleansing with coconut oil, and let me tell you my skin was AMAZING and perfectly clear doing this the first week! My skin cleared up super fast, it was hydrated (finally), glowing, my fine lines were diminished; I thought I had found my HG product. Until....I broke out even WORSE. My skin got so incredibly bad that I was just in shock. I broke out in even more cysts (under the skin that you couldn't see) and normal breakouts, but ALSO, with tiny tiny bumps all over my face which I have never experienced before. I've never had a texture issue ever, until now. I also had what felt like huge cysts or welts forming under the skin on my forehead; spots so giant and uncomfortable I was scared to see how worse they would get.
I was so uncomfortable and also itchy! My skin was ITCHY and not from dryness! I have no clue what was going on, but I figure that the coconut oil (it was pure, unrefined, cold pressed, organic) had just wrecked my skin and set off a reaction. So trying everything in my arsenal for a week: BP 3%, cerave cleanser, ponds cold cream cleanser (had saved me in the past), my jojoba oil, EVERYTHING I had, and nothing was working. It wasn't just the cysts that were bothering me, but the itching was driving me crazy! I was at my wits end so I ordered the acne.org system + the AHA. I haven't received it yet, but I knew I needed something to help clear it up or try because I was miserable.
After ordering the kit I thought "I don't even want to use BP so idk what I'm going to do"; like I said, my skin doesn't like it. So I started a simple 3 step system and in 2 days all of my big bumps are gone, aside from one that is still healing, and all of my small textured bumps are almost gone as well, including the rash around my nose/cheek area which hadn't improved with anything else, and I'm not dry! So here's what I'm doing:
Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser AM/PM
Bragg's ACV with the mother & water mixed: as a toner AM/PM
Cerave Moisturizing Lotion AM/PM
and that's it!!!
The ACV has been a life saver for me! I cannot believe the discomfort is gone and all of my spots! The gentle cleanser and moisturizer I think is all my skin needs as it doesn't like complicated. So I'm going to use the acne.org cleanser & moisturizer when it comes to replace my cerave, and stick with the toner!
I know it won't work for everyone, but ACV is $5 and it can't hurt to try! I would go with the Bragg's though, I've read it's the best because it has "the mother", and I would agree that it's your safest bet since it's all organic!
I just joined the community even though I've been a long time lurker, and plan on posting before and after pics of my just 2 days on this regimen for reference so if you're curious as to what my skin was doing and want to see the afters, follow my profile, they should be up soon!
Hi I'm a 17 year old male and have had acne since 13/14. I never get cystic acne but I have a face full of medium sized red dots. I used benzoyl peroxide with clindamycin as phosphate 1% and benzoyl peroxide 5% last summer and my face was almost completely cleared but I still had about 15 red spots on either side of face so I went to my doctor again because my prescription was used up and she prescribed Epideo to finish clearing up my face. Ok, that is when ALL HELL broke LOOSE! I started breaking out NONSTOP. My face got totally red and pealed like crazy in the beginning but now I'm more used to it. I'm still using it a couple times a week. When I was so dry I started using coconut oil which helped so much with dryness but I firmly believe that it breaks me out, I have tried it twice and each time it feels GREAT but after about a week after using it once or twice I break out in very small dots everywhere. I firmly believe in curing acne naturally and have for the past couple months eliminated all dairy, most sugar and most meat from my diet and I always eat a homemade vegetable soup consisting of green peppers, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and celery. I eat this for most of my meals daily. And have been using a multivitamin plus zinc and vit d3 4-5,000 IU per day. Plus I drink lots of alkaline water every day and wash my face with acidic 4.0 water. My face has not cleared up in the least. Do you think it's because I have only been doing it for 2-3 months or am I doing something wrong. I also run/work in a woodworking business with LOTS of dust, is this a negative for my skin? If so what can I do to help? I've read MANY reviews on Acne.org and YouTube of how people healed there acne by drinking and/or using Apple Cider vinegar as a topical. And what I have noticed is most people that this has helped are people that are close to there 20s or older I'm 17, so if someone could give me some advice if I should run to the store and pig out on ACV or not, and my whole acne disaster I would be soooo grateful. My email is daviddyck17@[link removed]
P.S. I hang out only one day a week and try to hide my face as much as possible. I HATE my face and have for so long, if this would help me get cleared I would have my life back!! #fingerscrossed
ACV as a toner is awesome! well it took 3 weeks for me to see a difference because i had to adjust the ratio of the concentration of acv to water until I got the solution that was compatible with my skin ( which was 1:3 with 12 drops of blemish free oil). I tried different combinations such as water & acv, water. green tea extract & acv. and last was water, acv and drops of blemish free oil which has essential oils such as tea tree, jojoba, and VCO to name a few. Overall, the product is great in preventing acne and treating those acne that are just starting to appear. However, the only disadvantage I can identify is the strong smell.
In addition to this, I also took supplements such as Evening Primrose Oil, Zinc picolinate, and Vitamin E. I also spot treated my acne after cleansing and toning with tea tree acne-gel.
Im not sure about this and i still fail to understand this. I was hoping to be so positive with ACV as i had heard such amazing reviews online and really wanted it to work. A little about me and my situation I am 27 female with dry skin & was one of the few lucky people blessed with amazing skin growing up and never having issues with acne (maybe once in a while here and there every 2 years) but was generally happy with my skin. Until last year when Im not sure what triggered & i get these big one off pimple specifically on my cheek every now and then. I would say every 2 months to a month. I usually only get 1 big one but that is enough for me to feel ashamed and go in hiding for 3-4 days.
I have also noticed that this happens more in the spring/summer than in the winter. Thank god I live in Canada where its winter for 5 months . I am a big believer in natural products so I started using turmeric,manuka honey and youghurt masks 4-5 days a week & still use it and that has helped me a lot and its a very refreshing mask but as summer is approaching again, im back to square one these days with these one off big white heads forming on my cheeks. I have a habit of popping so one of them left a really bad ugly black scar right below my lip.
Last month, I tried using apple cider vinegar (organic) 1:4 vinegar:water ratio for 3 weeks as a toner everyday at night and then washing it off after 10minutes. In the beginning it felt like my skin was more glowy & it definitely helps in removing scars in a matter of days. That black scar I talked about above is almost gone now. But since my face is already dry, ACV made it EXTREMELY dry. It came to a point where my skin started peeling and my lips started hurting because of the dryness. This is after diluting it with water, thank god I didnt ever use it alone on my face. Now after 3 weeks and a Sahara Desert skin, I have a HUGE pimple on my cheek again in spite of ACV & I couldnt take the dryness anymore so I have stopped using it. I havent had a good experience with it topically so I am sad it didnt work for me.
Some suggestions if you want to use it, try only using it on your scars. It works wonders. ALWAYS dilute it and dont use it everyday, if you have dry skin maybe use it 2 times a week.
I do not recommend using ACV on your face at all. A lot of people talk about how it is some kind of miracle serum but I tried it 3 days ago and it gave me bad burns like a sunburn. It hurts to moisturize or put aloe Vera on but it helps to do both. A website recommended to mix Apple Cider Vinager and lemon juice and leave it on your face for an hour.... BAD, BAD, BAD, ADVICE!!! ACV must be properly diluted before use and honestly it's not worth it. I did some research and even people who have used it regularly are at risk of getting severe burns.