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#21 juhi

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 07:37 AM

guys...has anybody thought of applying the vinegar using a spray bottle....sounds less messier than splashing or applying with hands... eusa_dance.gif

i do have one Q....is it necessary to use tea tree oil...if so should i mix it with vinegar or apply one after the other....

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Posted 14 September 2005 - 11:32 PM

Hi, I just read this. Should I quit Retin-A Micro for a few days before I try the vinegar?

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Posted 15 September 2005 - 07:47 PM

does anybody experience initial breakouts with vinager?

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Posted 19 September 2005 - 03:47 PM

k….i have used this vinegar remedy for a week…and no results so far….i am very dissappointed especially since everybody on this thread is experiencing awesome results….

sigh….my skin became extremely red and very itchy….


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Posted 21 September 2005 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE(juhi @ Sep 19 2005, 02:47 PM)
k….i have used this vinegar remedy for a week…and no results so far….i am very dissappointed especially since everybody on this thread is experiencing awesome results….

sigh….my skin became extremely red and very itchy….

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it may take longer than that to see results. it took me about two before my bacne died down. now it's very minimal and i get maybe one every week rather than ten. and you should try diluting it with water if it makes your skin itchy and red. its probably too strong for you at the moment and mixing the vinegar with water (experiment with how much water and how muchv vinegar works for you) will probably be better. then once your skin gets used to the diluted vinegar, use less water and gradually work your up to using vinegar only.

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Posted 21 September 2005 - 09:29 PM

QUOTE(ppx11 @ Sep 22 2005, 05:54 AM)
QUOTE(juhi @ Sep 19 2005, 02:47 PM)
k….i have used this vinegar remedy for a week…and no results so far….i am very dissappointed especially since everybody on this thread is experiencing awesome results….

sigh….my skin became extremely red and very itchy….

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it may take longer than that to see results. it took me about two before my bacne died down. now it's very minimal and i get maybe one every week rather than ten. and you should try diluting it with water if it makes your skin itchy and red. its probably too strong for you at the moment and mixing the vinegar with water (experiment with how much water and how muchv vinegar works for you) will probably be better. then once your skin gets used to the diluted vinegar, use less water and gradually work your up to using vinegar only.

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Been doing this for about a month now.
Results have been nothing short of AMAZING
i had very bad a painful sports on my upper shoulders and accross the top of my back..

my sohulders / upper back is now super smooth, and outbreaks are very rare.
now i just have to wait for hundreds of red marks to fade! eusa_whistle.gif eusa_whistle.gif eusa_whistle.gif eusa_whistle.gif


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Posted 21 September 2005 - 10:30 PM

QUOTE(juhi @ Sep 19 2005, 10:47 PM)
k….i have used this vinegar remedy for a week…and no results so far….i am very dissappointed especially since everybody on this thread is experiencing awesome results….

sigh….my skin became extremely red and very itchy….

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I would recommend diluting it say 10:1 initially- that pushes the Ph up to about 4.5 which is more what the skin normally expects. You can always increase the concentration later. The ph of acetic acid is about 3.5, which is probably too low, although your skin may get used to it.

Alternatively, I did a web search and some people are suggesting 3:1 dilution as a starting out level.

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 05:50 AM

I was just wondering if (Malt Vinegar) would work, i'm from the UK and anyone from here should know the kinda vinegar i'm on about, it's just standard vinegar you put on your food, also i'm trying to figure out how you apply this to your back, i cant even reach my back with my own hands, also could i apply this too my face with a cotton bud or summat but first filter the vinegar down to half vinegar and water, would this work for spots and red marks, also i take it i could use this on my shoulders too for red marks and spots,? also after i have put it on do i wash off straight after, i mean like take a shower.?

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Posted 22 September 2005 - 06:02 AM

QUOTE(Tom0984 @ Sep 22 2005, 12:50 PM)
I was just wondering if (Malt Vinegar) would work, i'm from the UK and anyone from here should know the kinda vinegar i'm on about, it's just standard vinegar you put on your food, also i'm trying to figure out how you apply this to your back, i cant even reach my back with my own hands, also could i apply this too my face with a cotton bud or summat but first filter the vinegar down to half vinegar and water, would this work for spots and red marks, also i take it i could use this on my shoulders too for red marks and spots,? also after i have put it on do i wash off straight after, i mean like take a shower.?

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I'd think you'd want to leave it on as long as possible.

My suspicion (well obviously really), if it works, it works by changing the Ph level in the pore; bacteria can't grow well in low Ph, and that's why the skin Ph is usually slightly acid: 4.5-6.5 (presumably). But washing in particular can screw that up (soap is very alkaline, that's how it kills germs).

But wacking on some vinegar and leaving it to soak in, preferably overnight should inhibit any bacterial growth in your pores. You could then wash it off in the morning.

It's interesting to me actually- I get a lot of acne around my mouth; I've noticed that it's particularly related to brushing/flossing (even sneezing sad.gif ). Both saliva and toothpaste is alkaline, so I may be upsetting the balance that way. If I apply vinegar will it help? I'm certainly going to find out.

Apple vinegar might have fruit acids in it, so might work better than malt, (or not), but by all means try it, and see.
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 06:34 AM

Thanks for this reply, what i'll do then is wash then apply the vinegar too my body, inc shoulers, chest and face, would it be ok to apply too the neck aswell.? also do you think the half vinegar, half water would be ok at first,? also whats the best way to apply too the back,? as its really hard to reach, one last question, vinegar, will it prevent spots/cystic acne from coming up, or does it just get rid of red marks, also how many times a day/night would you suggest.? thanks

P.s - I found this info from a website where they say apply (eight parts water to one part vinegar) what do they mean by parts,? how much is that.

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*Clear Skin Status 95% Overall [Face And Neck]*

UPDATED 9TH/OCTOBER/2013

- - - Just body acne left now, which i am going to try and battle more than ever from now on - - -


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Posted 23 September 2005 - 12:02 PM

QUOTE(Tom0984 @ Sep 22 2005, 01:34 PM)
P.s - I found this info from a website where they say apply (eight parts water to one part vinegar) what do they mean by parts,? how much is that.

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It means 8 spoonfuls of water to 1 spoonful of vinegar.

Or buckets, 8 buckets of water to 1 bucket of water.

You could also weigh it out, 8 ozs of water to 1 oz of vinegar.

It's not rocket science. wink.gif
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Posted 28 September 2005 - 10:12 PM

QUOTE

Been doing this for about a month now.
Results have been nothing short of AMAZING
i had very bad a painful sports on my upper shoulders and accross the top of my back..

my sohulders / upper back is now super smooth, and outbreaks are very rare.
now i just have to wait for hundreds of red marks to fade! eusa_whistle.gif  eusa_whistle.gif  eusa_whistle.gif  eusa_whistle.gif

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i think i spoke to early... now i am getting outbreaks back on my chest (huge ones that form under the skin NOT COOL), and my upper back is breaking out again.

I think its time to go to the doctors and try and get ACCUTANE.




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Posted 11 October 2005 - 12:03 AM

QUOTE(Mikka @ Sep 12 2005, 09:44 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.

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Can u please Post places to buy tea tree oil. I cannot find it anywhere. Online or some stores in the states would be great. Thanks Mikka!

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 11:31 AM

would it be okay to do this twice a day? and whats the recommended time? 30 min? hour?

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 04:22 PM

I've been using this method for over a month now and my back is improving. The acne has gone down significantly (to about 5 noticeable pimples, as opposed to uncountable) and my red marks are fading ever so slightly. I am a bit doubtful that this will get me clear (as in red marks gone and everything), but it is certainly helping.

I put on full undiluted apple cider vinegar with a bit of tee tree oil, twice a day. Once after my shower in the morning (and I leave it on), and once after my shower at night, and I leave it on overnight.

So ppx11, I would say it would probably be okay to use it twice a day, but I think you should start off with once a day and then move to twice a day. My back is tough. When I accidentally spilt some onto my leg, it started stinging immediately, lol.

Clearlyunclear, you should look in your chemist for tea tree oil. smile.gif

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 03:53 AM

anyone tried this on their neck or jawline?

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 04:07 AM

i just applied my first vinegar tonight, it kinda burns and itches but ima leave it on overnight, ill post my results in a week or something, im using it on my back and chest both

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:40 PM

so.. any new improvement???

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 11:14 AM

I found that you must dilute the acv, or your skin will feel dry and itchy. This dryness will lead to more breakouts because you are actually irritating it even more.

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Posted 19 November 2005 - 12:08 AM

Anyone else having success with the acv? I've been using Dan's regimen on my face for a few weeks, and acv and tea tree oil on my back and chest. I noticed that it dries up pimples earlier so they don't get bigger, but it'd hard to tell how much improvement I've really had in this short period of time. After the old red spots go away and I continue with this through a few monthly cycles (and monthly breakouts) I'll have a better idea of the long term effects...

Also, has anyone heard anything about using vinegar from a doctor or dermatologist? I can never tell what people actually know when they post on here, or what's just speculation.