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#1 Mikka

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 02:52 PM

Hey guys

I dont pop into this forum much anymore - since I cleared up my acne I really haven't had the need - but I thought I'd pass on my experience to hopefully help some of you guys out there still struggling with acne.

Quick history on my acne before I pass on my personal bacne cure - I had pretty serious acne for 17 years (I'm 31) and had it on my face and back - the acne on my back was cystic and quite nasty whilst my face was generally less cystic.

My face has cleared up with the regimen (I use a lot less BP now than prescribed but it seems to keep my acne at bay, amazing considering I had used BP since day one but not knowing the appropriate way to apply it meant years of nasty facial acne).

My back resisted all attempts to rid it of acne - I tried accutane (was too harsh and I ended up sunburnt all the time back in Australia where I grew up so I gave up) and I tried a number of expensive topicals that did virtually nothing, I'd kind of given up hope an resigned myself to a life of bacne when I read about using vinegar on your face to get rid of hyperpigmentation so I thought I'd give it a go to get rid of the red marks on my back that had formed as a result of the cysts and would stay for weeks if not months before being joined by new fresh red marks.

So off to the supermarket I went and the only vinegar I could find was Japanese rice wine vinegar so I bought it home and tried it (I found it worked best by using it with a bit of Tea-Tree oil), well the results were amazing, within two weeks my back was clear of spots and the marks had faded significantly within three weeks. I have to say I was stunned. The truly strange thing is that its been almost a year since I first started using it (at the time nightly) my back is completely clear and now I no longer need to use it as regularly, I probably apply it once a week if that and my back stays acne free. I still have the original 375ml bottle from last year which shows how little I need to use these days.

If you've made it this far through this long post I'd like to say please give it a try (the smell can take a bit of getting used to but believe me its worth it) and thanks for listening and I wish you all the best in your fight with acne.

Good luck, hope it works for you like it worked for me.

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 04:22 PM

Congrats! DO you apply the vinegar full strength? I've heard that's rough on the face, but probably not as much so for the back.

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 07:11 PM

w0o0w thats great mikka!!

of course i'll give it a try!!!!! ill start rite now nd ill let you know what i think about it smile.gif

btw, i dont hav body acne lol....ill try it in my face, i read here ((cant remember the topic)) nd it said we should use acv aka apple cider vinegar like this acv 1:8 water.......

soo lets see if it works for me!!!
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 11:39 PM

Did you put it on and then take a shower? Or just put it on at night, then take a shower in the morning. It seems like you would be able to smell the vinegar on you.

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Posted 24 August 2005 - 11:57 PM

Indeed! I've been using apple cider vinegar and it works better than those expensive over the counter topicals. I wish everyone here will try it coz it does work!

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 02:47 PM

i hope mikka replies....i am very curious abt this vinegar remedy...

i have severe scars on my back and arms.....a real huge blow to my self esteem eusa_wall.gif

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 04:02 PM

QUOTE(juhi @ Aug 25 2005, 01:47 PM)
i hope mikka replies....i am very curious abt this vinegar remedy...

i have severe scars on my back and arms.....a real huge blow to my self esteem eusa_wall.gif

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HI guys

Good to hear someone has backed me up - its not just the cheapest way to get rid of it but for me its the only way I've found to get rid of my bacne - nothing else worked.

I personally use it undiluted - bear in mind I have very oily olive skin but I still only use it on my face rarely, only if I get a spot and think I can turbocharge getting rid of the red mark thats left. My back can take any sort of treatment so I used undiluted vinegar mixed with a bit of tea-tree oil ( I found this gave the best exfoliation effects but now that the marks are all gone I have discontinued the tea-tree oil and only use the vinegar once a week or so) you can also add the taping method (just use sellotape to remove the top layer of dead skin cells if you want to ramp up the red mark removal) bear in mind thatas with all these treatments take it one step at a time and layer them to suit your skin type - if it gets too red or sensitive then dial it back, i.e dilute the vinegar and discontinue taping etc.

Now I put it on before a shower or a bath and wash it off and I still have no bacne - occasionally I'll leave it on when I go to bed but it doesn't seem to make much difference to the results - I haven't had bacne now for a year whereas I used to get at least 6 or 7 large cystic spots on my back at any one time.

Give it a go guys, I cant recommend it enough, getting rid of my bacne and the red marks associated with it with something so easy and cheap as vinegar was an amazing surprise and was such a relief given the amount of time and money I had spent on other treatments.

All the best.

M.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 12:42 PM

I think I'll try this seeing as how I have some already...white wine vinegar to be exact. Anyway, I'm keeping a log so I'll let you all know how it goes biggrin.gif

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE(Mikka @ Aug 25 2005, 02:02 PM)
QUOTE(juhi @ Aug 25 2005, 01:47 PM)
i hope mikka replies....i am very curious abt this vinegar remedy...

i have severe scars on my back and arms.....a real huge blow to my self esteem eusa_wall.gif

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HI guys

Good to hear someone has backed me up - its not just the cheapest way to get rid of it but for me its the only way I've found to get rid of my bacne - nothing else worked.

I personally use it undiluted - bear in mind I have very oily olive skin but I still only use it on my face rarely, only if I get a spot and think I can turbocharge getting rid of the red mark thats left. My back can take any sort of treatment so I used undiluted vinegar mixed with a bit of tea-tree oil ( I found this gave the best exfoliation effects but now that the marks are all gone I have discontinued the tea-tree oil and only use the vinegar once a week or so) you can also add the taping method (just use sellotape to remove the top layer of dead skin cells if you want to ramp up the red mark removal) bear in mind thatas with all these treatments take it one step at a time and layer them to suit your skin type - if it gets too red or sensitive then dial it back, i.e dilute the vinegar and discontinue taping etc.

Now I put it on before a shower or a bath and wash it off and I still have no bacne - occasionally I'll leave it on when I go to bed but it doesn't seem to make much difference to the results - I haven't had bacne now for a year whereas I used to get at least 6 or 7 large cystic spots on my back at any one time.

Give it a go guys, I cant recommend it enough, getting rid of my bacne and the red marks associated with it with something so easy and cheap as vinegar was an amazing surprise and was such a relief given the amount of time and money I had spent on other treatments.

All the best.

M.

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This is a silly question, but you could possibly provide where and what kind of vinegar you purchased? I am a guy and i have not seen the supermarket in ages. I wouldnt know what to look for. I have a Stater Bros and Vons near me. If that helps any. Thanks, My bacne has been the biggest pain in the butt ever. I think you may be on to somethin with the vinegar. Also, where can i get the tea tree oil? And how do u apply the vinegar? Sorrry for the many questions. sad.gif

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 04:28 AM

I doubt the vinegar was the reason why it cleared up.

Your body probably turned the corner and the vineger just helped clear things up.




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Posted 29 August 2005 - 06:55 AM

QUOTE(mr.mike @ Aug 29 2005, 11:28 AM)
I doubt the vinegar was the reason why it cleared up.

Your body probably turned the corner and the vineger just helped clear things up.

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It is a very old remedy for acne and it might be that is just what he needed to cure his acne.
Also, a cure for something( anything) is normally close at hand, eg. get stung by nettles and there'll be dock leaves nearby. Vinegar for acne? sounds good to me.

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 12:06 PM

How do you apply it?

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 01:49 PM

Well, if his skin turned a corner the same day he started using vinegar -- wow, what a coincidence.

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 01:41 AM

Someone please post pics of the kind of vinegar they recommend for this please? I went to vons but was overwhelmed. There was so many at vons.com. Also, Should i get Apple cider vinegar or what? I believe intitial poster said japenanese rice vinegar?

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 11:24 PM

everyone on vacation or what? These forums are going slow lately. sad.gif

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 06:55 AM

I'm using this one.


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Posted 04 September 2005 - 12:52 PM

Braggs apple cider vinegar ( organic one . i bought mine in GNC store ) works wonder on my skin. I am on it since 1 to 2 weeks with great resuts.
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Posted 06 September 2005 - 03:03 PM

i put it on with a cotton pad. just dab some vinegar (i use applecider) onto the cotton pad and apply. add some more if you need and so on. i usually do this 10-15 min before i take a shower or swim.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 12:27 PM

Tried it, result is very good after just a week, using apple cider vinegar, apply very liberally( splash it on) before bedtime, smell soon goes. Greasy skin feels dry but not dry as when using BP. Please try it.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 11:44 AM

QUOTE(mikeh @ Sep 8 2005, 11:27 AM)
Tried it, result is very good after just a week, using apple cider vinegar, apply very liberally( splash it on) before bedtime, smell soon goes. Greasy skin feels dry but not dry as when using BP. Please try it.

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Hi guys

Just thought I'd answer some of the questions, I put it on with my fingers and just rub it on with a few drops of the Tea-Tree oil (which should be available at any good health food shop) and use it as an exfoliant (i.e. rub it in to take off the top layer of dead skin, especially good for getting rid of the hyperpigmentation associated with old spots). I used Japanese rice wine vinegar but I dont think it matters, any type of vinegar will do.

Not to disrepect anyone's opinions but the poster who thought that my bacne stopping and the use of vinegar was coincidental was not correct - I had bacne for about 15 years and whilst it was sometimes worse than other times it was always there in some form and when I first tried the vinegar it was especially nasty, until I started using the vinegar - as I said I only used it to try to get rid of the red marks and I was astounded when I stopped getting new spots.

It cost like $3 for a years treatment, you have nothing to lose and its changed my outlook on life (the beach is a different place when you dont have to worry about people looking at the dark red spotches on your back).

All the best folks.

M.