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Vinegar Cured my Bacne

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i just found this website today and im still learning on how to post things so i dont really know if i did this right... but anyways i have back acne prety bad and acne on my face as well and have just started getting acne on my chest(1-2) breakouts not bad at all.....ive noticed that alot of people say vinegar works really well and tea tree oil combined does too. I currently use the clean and clear system for my face (which seems to work well at keeping tons of new breakouts from forming) and regular soap for my back which has no results. I tried proactive and it had no result at all. acne is kind of gentic in my family and my sister has to got to the dermatoligist to keep hers u nder control but after reading different posts on here i feel there is hope for clearing up acne w/o spending tons of money. if any one has any advice of help i would really really appreciate it b/c im really tired of hiding due to acne PLEASE HELP!!!!

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...just wondering....but i start school tomorrow and i hav pe...so if i put on the acv and if i were to sweat during pe or anytime of the day would i smell like acv...plz let me no asap THANKS!

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do you think vinegar will cure the acne on my face? i tried benzoyl peroxide but it just made my face red :(


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I am trying this out, I bought Nakano natural rice vinegar and tea tree oil today.

I use sea salt in the shower, rinse off and pat dry. Then use a cotton ball to apply the vinegar lightly, followed by a dab or two of tea tree oil. I'm doing this on my chest and back.

The smell of the vinegar isn't so bad after combining it with a couple of drops of tea tree oil. Hope this works!!

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Is this safe to use for dark skinned people? I have a pretty dark Mediterranean complexion. My back gets very dark in the summer time.

Will the vinegar cause any damage to skin tone or pigmentation?

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Hey everyone, thanks for the collaborative information. I as well will use this treatment and post back with results.

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i have had bacne for at least 15 yrs now and havent been able to find anything that works. Gonna give this vinegar solution a shot. I think my problem is i just get to impatient and expect miracles in just a week or so. I just need to be patient with whatever i end up using. Ill post my progress.

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Is this safe to use for dark skinned people? I have a pretty dark Mediterranean complexion. My back gets very dark in the summer time.

Will the vinegar cause any damage to skin tone or pigmentation?

To be on the safe side you should definitely use a sunscreen as the acid in the vinegar may leave your skin more susceptible to sun damage. It's recommended to use sunscreen when using other acids such as lactic, citric, etc. so I assume it would be the same with acetic. Using the vinegar on your darker complexion should be just as safe on any complexion as long as you are sure to cover your back up from sun exposure or use a sun screen.

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Hey guys

Just thought I'd pop in to have a look around - its been a very long time since I was last here and its humbling to see that a bunch of people have been helped by my original post. I feel a bit guilty that I haven't been around to answer all the questions but it seems like there's been lots of great folks on the board to help out those new to the technique.

Its hard to believe that its been 5 years since I posted about the vinegar and tea-tree oil bacne treatment and I'm happy to say that its still working - so much so that I rarely need to apply the vinegar and tea-tree oil these days, I still get the occasional spot but I'm pretty sure that's because I'm not as regular with the application as I was when my bacne was totally out of control, its probably a couple of months since I last did it.

As I said in my first post, you've got nothing to lose, it costs less than $10 and I'm on my second bottle of vinegar and tea tree oil so its cost me $2 a year and judging by some of the posts its helping a lot of people.

All the best to those starting out and to those for whom its worked, pass it on when you can to those suffering from body acne.

Cheers

M.

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I'm 25 and been having back acne for 5 years now and it's only been getting worse, much worse. I used to have face acne but somehow it seems all of it migrated to my back.

I have tried 4 to 5 different products and none have worked. After reading almost every post in this thread I can't help to get a bit excited but at the same time skeptical :think: since my mind is sure I will never get rid of it.

Anyways as from tomorrow I will give this treatment a try. Gonna buy some Rice Vinegar and tea tree oil and see how it all turns out.

Will post of any news in the coming weeks/months, hopefully good news.

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Hey guys. When I start using vinegar, should I stop using my cleanser in the shower and just use this after? also, when is the best time to apply at night after my shower, or before the shower?

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I'm 22 and I have suffered with quite severe back acne for about ten years now. I tried numerous treatments such as antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide (which made it better but did not clear it), Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash, and other herbal remedies. None of these treatments worked, and I did not fancy taking accutane, which I had heard some horror stories about, and so I went a year or two without using anything; I resigned myself that acne would always be on my back and shoulders, but it was slightly better as I got older.

Last month however, I was particularly miserable with the state of my back, and so I returned to the internet to search for other treatments, and I came across this vinegar idea. I was sceptical at first because I thought the success stories had been for people who had very light or moderate bacne, not in its more severe form like mine.

I went to the supermarket and bought some apple cider vinegar, and applied it that night with a cotton wool pad, and showered about two or three hours later, and I applied it again in the morning. I have continued to do this since about 23rd February and I have been shocked by the great results. Even on the first day of using it I could see an improvement, and now my back is pretty much clear, save for a few isolated pimples, and the marks left behind from old ones, but I expect these will clear up with a little more time.

After 10 years its such a relief to find something that actually works, and doesn't involve a regimen that takes over your entire life, and likewise doesn't cost half of your wages.

Great stuff and I urge anyone to do the same. :razz:

Sam

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Ha ok I was just trying to find a way to get rid of my bacne which has been bothering me for a while...then I came across this.

After a few pages I went to go look for some vinegar in my kitchen.

I found two types...there was the Distilled White Vinegar from Heinz and Rice Vinegar does it matter which one I should use? :eh:

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Ha ok I was just trying to find a way to get rid of my bacne which has been bothering me for a while...then I came across this.

After a few pages I went to go look for some vinegar in my kitchen.

I found two types...there was the Distilled White Vinegar from Heinz and Rice Vinegar does it matter which one I should use? :eh:

Did you read the entire thread? I think I remember reading in the first few pages that Rice vinegar is fine as well.

I just started using ACV on my back. It is crazy how bad my back has gotten in the last 90 days. It hs gone from mild acne to severe on my shoulders. It is so disgusting I cannot take it anymore...hoping acv will help me out!

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Thank you so much for your post. I have had bacne for many years and nothing worked. However, I started using the vinegar treatment and in 5 days it was gone! Thank you so much!

I used a different variation from what is posted here combining what I read on some other sites.

1.) I took baking soda mixing with water to make a paste and rubbed it onto the effected area.

2.) Applied apple cider vinegar undiluted to the baking soda region, this will foam slightly.

3.) Wait 5-10 minutes and take a shower.

I did this for 5 days once a day, and no new outbreaks, even with exercising, which previously caused a big problem.

I have reduce the treatment to once a week and remain outbreak free, it has been several months so I know it has worked.

Again, thank you so much for the vinegar solution, it worked so fast!!

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Hi guys,

im back with ACV's result. This stuff impressed me on how quickly it dried pimples and reduced redness. I ve been on ACV for 5 days and here the result. Seeing is believing.

My chest on day 1

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My chest on day 5

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I still have new pimples but i wont give up on ACV.

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I m having severe breakout on my upper back and mild breakout on my chest after 5 day using ACV topically and orally. The fading spots on my chest got irritated and a bit more red. Old spots are healing though. Im a bit despaired now. But i like to think ' thing gets worse before they get better so i ll stick with ACV for at least a month.

More breakout on my back. New zits are circled in red. Old zits are circled in green

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Mild breakout on chest

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Hi all,

Haven't been back here for a while since my acne cleared up and just wanted to recommend what I've been using. The tea tree oil/rice wine vinegar combo worked moderately well for me the first 3 weeks I used it, but after that my back acne stagnated in this annoying not awful but far from clear state. I was again ready to throw in the towel.

Enter Milk of Magnesia. My pharmacist heard about this at an "Alternatives to Accutane" discussion and suggested it to me. I highly recommend it!!!! I know this is a forum for vinegar, but if you're trying that I think you should at least give MoM a try first.

Here's why:

- cheap

- available at drug store or grocery (get the Original formula)

- doesn't bleach clothing

- absorbs excess oil all day (if you have face acne)

- smells nice, while vinegar smells kind of unpleasant

- soothes skin and reduces redness, whereas for me vinegar stung a bit and increased redness

- it worked a miracle for me and I've tried a lot of things - vinegar, BP, tea tree oil, oral medications, topical prescription meds... you name it. In fact, my doctor said we'd just about run out of things to try when I heard about MoM.

Hop over to the Milk of Magnesia thread if you want to give it a try.

i'm confused from your wording: are you drinking the Milk of magnesia or applying it to your acne areas like vinegar?

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Wow.

My mother always used vinegar, and I always laughed at her convinced that it was bad for the skin.

Seems like I was wrong XD

I'll be going to the shop to buy rice vinegar and start as soon as possible with the treatment.

I'll post a pic of my shoulders and back at least once a week, so you guys can see the progress.

Wish me luck,

C.

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Would Distilled White Vinegar work?


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Thank you so much for your post. I have had bacne for many years and nothing worked. However, I started using the vinegar treatment and in 5 days it was gone! Thank you so much!

I used a different variation from what is posted here combining what I read on some other sites.

1.) I took baking soda mixing with water to make a paste and rubbed it onto the effected area.

2.) Applied apple cider vinegar undiluted to the baking soda region, this will foam slightly.

3.) Wait 5-10 minutes and take a shower.

I did this for 5 days once a day, and no new outbreaks, even with exercising, which previously caused a big problem.

I have reduce the treatment to once a week and remain outbreak free, it has been several months so I know it has worked.

Again, thank you so much for the vinegar solution, it worked so fast!!

will this work at night?

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Hello,

I created this account just to share my results from using Apple Cider Vinegar + Tea Tree Oil over the last week and hopefully into the future.

History - I found this forum years ago but didn't find anything that helped me and was within my budget at the time. I've suffered from acne on my face, neck, shoulders, and back (upper and lower) since I was 14 (I'm now 25). At first I assumed I would grow out of it as my doctor suggested. I also stopped drinking pop, and was more consistent with showering and face washing. After a couple years of frustration, I finally asked my doctor if there was something he could prescribe. He tried a few different things, but none seemed to be helping and some made it worse. I've been experimenting with different things recently (diet, multivitamins, sleep cycle, working out, shower routine, stress management, etc.). However, I haven't been swimming in 11 years. When friends get together to play a pick-up game, I'm just praying I don't end up on the "skins" team and if I do, I make up some excuse about not feeling well. Obviously there's more I'm missing out on (aren't we all?), but perhaps most striking is what it does to a relationship. My face is relatively clear these days, though blackheads are still an issue around the nose area, but I simply can't imagine a woman being attracted to me considering what I'm dealing with on the back of my neck and back area. Forget intimacy, going to the beach, etc. Overall, I would say I'm in the moderate to severe category, depending on the day.

Regimen - I wanted to find something that was natural, safe, and effective. So after finding this thread on Apple Cider Vinegar, here's what I do.

Day

- Shower using organic bar soap($3.50) for general body cleaning.

- Wash face and other affected areas with Clearasil Free and Clear Oil Free Cleanser($3.00) (it's very gentle).

- Air dry as much as possible, towel dry the rest.

Night

- Shower using organic bar soap for general body cleaning.

- Wash face and other affected areas with Clearasil Free and Clear Oil Free Cleanser (it's very gentle).

- Air dry as much as possible, towel dry the rest.

- Pour 1 Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar($2.50 per gallon) (it's reddish in color and may even say it's for food) into a glass.

- Using 100% Tea Tree Oil($8.00 for 4oz) (bought from Whole Foods) pour 5 drops into the cup of Apple Cider Vinegar.

- Add 3 Cups of very warm water to the Apple Cider Vinegar and Tea Tree Oil.

- Using regular cotton balls ($1.50 for 100), dip one in the ACV, TTO, and Water mix.

- Gently but thoroughly, rub the soaking cotton ball over an affected areas.

- Repeat with additional soaking cotton balls over each affected area. (be generous in your application, I use about 7 cotton balls each time)

- Air dry.

After the first day, I made the mixture with less water each following day so now I'm consistently using 1 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar to 1 cup of very warm water and still 5 drops of Tea Tree Oil. Also, after the third day of use, I stopped showering in the morning as I felt it was drying my skin out too much and the smell of the Apple Cider Vinegar had faded anyway.

Results

- After my first application, everything does get pretty red, but there was no burning because I started off with a well diluted mixture.

- The first morning after using the mixture, I noticed that anything active was brought to a head, hard to tell if anything new had shown up though.

- After my second application, some of the more persistent spots came to a head again, but nothing new showed up for sure.

- After my third application, I'm pretty certain that all active spots had come to a head and were now on the retreat.

- After my fourth application, the larger, more cystic spots are shrinking, one or two new spots came to a head (much fewer than the usual 5 - 10 I would wake up with prior to this regimen).

- After my fifth application, I started to use this on the back of my neck (I waited in case my body reacted poorly to the mixture, didn't want to make the visible spots worse). My back has no new spots and some of the reddest ones have faded just a bit.

- After my sixth application, everything came to a head on my neck, 10 - 12 spots in all. My back and shoulders continue to be free of new spots, though existing red marks do remain.

- After my seventh application, spots on my neck are retreating, and only a couple more new spots have come to a head. My back and shoulders remain free of new spots.

And that's where I'm at. Overall, I would say this is working out quite well for me. I'm thrilled to not have any new spots forming or popping up. My bigger concern now is whether or not this will help reduce and fade the bigger red spots that were already here. Also, I have a bit of scarring from acne, chicken pox, and a car accident, so I'll be looking into ways to help reduce those next.

Two small notes, I use a very mild, fragrance free, all-natural moisturizer on my face after washing. It's made by J-A-S-O-N ($5.00) and sold at Whole Foods as well. I also take a men's Nature Brand multivitamin. Also, 100% Tea Tree Oil should never be applied undiluted to your face and probably not your body if you have sensitive skin in the first place!

If anyone has any questions on this, I'll do my best to check in and answer them as I hope you'll be able to experience some level of success as I have. It's not necessarily an all-in-one solution (yet), but it's definitely helped stop the advance of the acne. Sorry for the length of the post!

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