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I started this last night and did notice my face is less oily this morning plus one spot I have been trying for weeks to heal looks much better this morning. My question is this - what type of cleanser are you guys using? I notice when I use the acne cleansers my face is actually more oily during the day. I read another thread that said to just try the good old regular dial soap. I have been using it for about 2 weeks and I did notice my face was less oily with it. So is it ok to continue to wash with the dial and then do ACV after or should I switch what I use to wash my face?

I use Tea Tree Oil Facial Wash form the BodyShop. It works great, is cheap and lasts me for 3 months.

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SmashingPumpkins, I read your PM. You also recommended the Tea Tree Oil Facial Wash as well? However, considering that the name of the wash has "oil" in it, I'm assuming it's NOT oil-free and may clog pores. I am acne-free but I also don't want break outs occurring using oily washes. Do you recommend something else to get rid of my disgusting redmarks, like AHA?

Tea Tree Oil Facial Wash

Also, can I use AHA souffle 12% with my regimen? I'm thinking about just quitting BP altogether since I'm not breaking out anymore and replace it with an AHA lotion like this.

Another question I have is if I can do 30% glycolic acid peels along with this regimen. I guess the point I'm making is that I HATE my red marks. I'm trying to do all that I can to get rid of them.

Last Q: Does the ACV make your skin pale?

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Tea Tree Oil is nothing like the kind of oil you are thinking of. TTO is very good for your skin and makes you feel refreshed, awake and clean. It does not clog oils at all. I dont use TTO Wash I just use the undiluted bottle of TTO .. I bought mine at GNC for 7 dollars.

I wouldnt use the AHA too often maybe like 3x a week if you really wanna use it (i personally found them to be junk) .. ACV alrdy exfolioates your skin so you really dont need anything else. That is the only reason why Glycolic Acid lik AHA Souffle is used for clearing redmarks bc of the exfoliation .. but for some reason GA has never worked for me.

Idk how effective 30% GA Peels are but I would never trust myself enough to give myself a peel.

ACV doesnt make you pale but if you have a tan then it will renew your skin so your tan will fade much faster ... I've dealt with this so often .. the rest of my skin is tan but face is much lighter bc of exfoliation. So if you don't have a tan it won't make you pale if anything give u a brighter complexion.

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The first thing I notcied when I smeared on ACV was it had the same stinging sensation as the Proactiv toner. What compounds are found in the ACV that make it better than the Proactv toner and vice versa?

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I don't have time right now but go back like 10 or 15 pages I gave a list of what is in ACV. It has Malic and Lactic Acid in it I remember that much.

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hi

i have just bought a bottle of apple vineger and on the bottle it says 100 % natural and 5 % acidity

is that the one i use with the water in 1:1 ratio or the acidity has to be 100 %

thanks

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OK what I'm doing right now is:

Morning & Night:

Clearasil Sensitive Daily Face Wash

Apply 1:1 water/ACV

wait 10 mins

wash off and use BP

wait to mins

use Cetaphil/Neutrogena mixed moisturiser

It's been about 3 weeks now, my red marks are steadily improving (I think) but I'm still getting minor breakouts every now and then, and BP still leaves my skin looking bad

Should I ditch BP for TTO face wash? I hate what BP is doing to my skin, but I'm worried about getting huge breakouts as soon as I ditch it... has anyone used both & can compare them?

@ con2rol, is it Apple CIDER Vinegar? If so buy it, start off diluted, and increase concentration slowly

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don't wash off the ACV after applying it. leave it on

update:

acv + Bp+ cetaphil cleanser + dove moisturizer w. spf 15 has pretty much gotten rid of my "weekly major breakout". i break out in random, smaller zits that go away much quicker. haven't gotten a large pustule in a while now. this thing works pretty damn well for getting rid of my acne :o

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hi

i have just bought a bottle of apple vineger and on the bottle it says 100 % natural and 5 % acidity

is that the one i use with the water in 1:1 ratio or the acidity has to be 100 %

thanks

wow 100% Acetic Acid on your face .. you wouldn't have a face if you used that lol. 5% can be irritating and sting alittle .. that is why most ppl dilute it and gradually increase once the stinging subsides.

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Wow I freakn love how this ACV makes my skin so smooth and oil-free! I honestly can say I have skin as smooth as baby's ass (or something) and it's so oil-free!

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hmm, acv has been working really good for me at first but now it makes my skin so red, i dont know whats wrong.. :(

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ive been on it for about 2 weeks , n no change at all.. its kind of depressing, i guess my skins to tuff :(

should i keep at it? or look for something else to help me?

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hi

i have just bought a bottle of apple vineger and on the bottle it says 100 % natural and 5 % acidity

is that the one i use with the water in 1:1 ratio or the acidity has to be 100 %

thanks

wow 100% Acetic Acid on your face .. you wouldn't have a face if you used that lol. 5% can be irritating and sting alittle .. that is why most ppl dilute it and gradually increase once the stinging subsides.

then what u are using is a 5 % acidity ACV or what?

i should use that 5 % acidity ACV in the ratio u guys use 1:1 or 1:2 vinger: water

thanks again

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5% doesnt mean it has 5% Apple Cider Vinegar just that it has 5% acidity aka Acetic Acid .... the acid helps bring the pH of your skin back to normal so that it is not alkaline. Not many prodcut we use do that .. unless you know special brands that do say pH balanced .. soaps are completely alkaline and really bad for you.

Most ppl use 50ACV and 50Water starting out bc there face is not use to the acid and it will burn/irritate .. after awhile it doesn't burns so then you can either use full strength or just up the solution every week.

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my skin looks kind of wrinkly after these 2 weeks of ACV.. lol.. no new pimples though but my redmarks are still as birght as ever..

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Im really really confused on this you should make an FAQ page but

SO can i get this ACV @ a place like Ralphs or what also what do I look for?

Also do I mix it in a bottle with half water and half ACV then use a cotton ball and apply during a shower or after....

and do I still use my gentle cleanser... really really confused....

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Tip: Put 100% Organic and Unfiltered ACV in a spray bottle, mix it with pure water and a bit of aloe vera. Spritz the solution over your face when you're feeling a bit exhausted.

It's quite reviving. Good after a workout.

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A quick update. I've been using the ACV for the past week and it's starting to break me out. I don't know if it's the excessive ACV I put on 3x a day or the halting of Dan's BP gel. I haven't been getting breakouts but since I have stopped using the gel and putting on more of the toner, I've been having breakouts and the vinegar just seems to make my pimples turn "white-ish" and it burns. One pimple started bleeding and that's when I stopped completely.

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