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A suggestion to anyone using/going to use ACV-->

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Do not fool yourself into thinking that your skin can handle 100% ACV (5% acidity) right off the bat. I made that big mistake, and about 1-2 weeks later, I broke out really bad (worst breakout I've had in a few years I think).

I dropped the regimen, went back on the CSR, cleared up the break-out, and went back to square 1.

Something I have seen in a lot of posts about ACV--> DILUTE IT DOWN. I think this is key (if not essential) in getting this to show any results. I started out by putting 1:1 ACV:WATER toner on my skin, and it stung just a little so I figured it was fine. Then, I went up to 100% ACV after about a week. It still "barely" stung as long as I didn't let it drip into my eyes.

@@@ ATTENTION @@@ ATTENTION @@@@@@ ATTENTION @@@ ATTENTION @@@@@@ ATTENTION @@@

**JUST BECAUSE IT DOESN'T STING OR FEEL LIKE IT IS OVERLY IRRITATING DOES NOT MEAN IT ISN'T!**

The chances of you screwing up your skin tone/balance are much higher if you add too much ACV than too little (afterall, water won't do anything to you... so having a high % water solution definitely won't hurt, and hopefully will help).

I highly reccommend starting out with 1:3 ACV:WATER toner, then maybe after a week go to 1:2. I've been on the 1:2 solution for almost two weeks and my skin has never been clearer. I doubt I will ever go 1:1 as long as I'm seeing such great results.

Also, stay on the CSR to make sure you don't get any new breakouts.

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How about you don't even take the chance of vinegar burning your face and try something else. Better to be safe than sorry.

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definitely good to keep in mind that everyone's skin is different -- i use eden's brand apple cider vinegar (raw, unfiltered) totally undiluted and i don't feel a thing -- doesn't cause redness or anything.

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ANOTHER THING:

If you miss a day on your way to dilluting down.

make sure you dillute.

I missed a day and went from 3:1 to 2:1

and it hurt.

I am now down to straight acv, but it still burns and I need a fan

right after I apply.

Nick

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ANOTHER THING:

If you miss a day on your way to dilluting down.

make sure you dillute.

I missed a day and went from 3:1 to 2:1

and it hurt.

I am now down to straight acv, but it still burns and I need a fan

right after I apply.

Nick

LOL, it burns and I need a fan!!! sorry thats so funny :D

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ANOTHER THING:

If you miss a day on your way to dilluting down.

make sure you dillute.

I missed a day and went from 3:1 to 2:1

and it hurt.

I am now down to straight acv, but it still burns and I need a fan

right after I apply.

Nick

LOL, it burns and I need a fan!!! sorry thats so funny :D

its alright. I will go to any extream to rid these red marks. I may be over doing it, because my redness seemed to hit a wall on leaving my face.

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