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Apple Cider Vinegar

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Okay so almost all last year i was on bactrim. but i realized that my body had become immune to it. so i decided to ween myself of it. of course my acne came back.

so about 3 weeks ago i got some apple cider vinegar.

i drank it about 5 times (diluted with a lot of water of course) but i realized it was really burning my throat and it took all of me not to throw it all up.

so now i use it on my face 2-3 times a day and as a spot treatment.

i use aspirin mask with acv and honey about once or twice a week as well.

i also take a garlic tablet sometimes.

i know im supposed to have an initial breakout but i see my acne getting better and then like 3 hours later it looks worse than ever.

how long does ACV usually take to start really clearing everything up?

EDIT**

i have a new regimen i have started.

morning:

cetaphil cleanser

night:

exfoliate with cetaphil/water/baking soda

mixture of ACV and water as a toner

i know this is supposed to make your skin really dry. but i have very very oily skin so i dont moisturize after this and my skin feels a little tight but not uncomfortable by any means.

does this seem like a good regimen?

i dont want to start using BP or anything because i know once you stop, its horrible. im trying to use these natural products. i have been doing this for about 4 days now and my skin actually seems to be getting a little better.

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ACV is a load of crap.

just dont do it. it will make it worse.

all u need to do is buy an exfoliator and clean, and shave and mositurise.

it maybe looked good like 2 days, then i got a sum deep underground cyst and jus threw the bottle away.

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yeah but i have heard of a million and one success stories. and its actually working. i was just wondering if it really took this long to really get in and work for a lot of people.

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ACV is a load of crap.

just dont do it. it will make it worse.

all u need to do is buy an exfoliator and clean, and shave and mositurise.

it maybe looked good like 2 days, then i got a sum deep underground cyst and jus threw the bottle away.

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ACV is a load of crap.

just dont do it. it will make it worse.

all u need to do is buy an exfoliator and clean, and shave and mositurise.

it maybe looked good like 2 days, then i got a sum deep underground cyst and jus threw the bottle away.

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I was using Neutrogena daily exfoliator, some thing like that anyway. not the blackheadscrub, jsut the daily exfoliator.

it says its safe to use everyday so i did. it keeps the flakes away, and does generally clean te pores.

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I think it would be best to use ACV as a spot treatment. Why dry your entire face up when you can just target the zits?

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I have been ingesting ACV orally (mixed about 5:1 with 100% fruit juice). I then decided to try it on my face as a toner, but even at a 3:1 ratio of water to ACV, it was too strong and dried my face badly. It works well when I drink it though. If i miss one helping I get a big old pimple the next day guaranteed.

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I have been ingesting ACV orally (mixed about 5:1 with 100% fruit juice). I then decided to try it on my face as a toner, but even at a 3:1 ratio of water to ACV, it was too strong and dried my face badly. It works well when I drink it though. If i miss one helping I get a big old pimple the next day guaranteed.

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ACV is a load of crap.

just dont do it. it will make it worse.

all u need to do is buy an exfoliator and clean, and shave and mositurise.

it maybe looked good like 2 days, then i got a sum deep underground cyst and jus threw the bottle away.

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oh also, so does anyone notice an IB when using ACV?

some mornings i will wake up and think its getting so much better.

and then i will look at it about 4 or 5 hours later and it will look awful.

so i dont know. i know you have to give all regimens about a month to really start seeing results but im getting really discouraged.

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update!

i know noone cares but, whatever.

my face is looking realllly good today.

i would say at least 40% of my redness is gone.

i barely have any active acne, just some dried up zits and one real pimple.

the acv is making my face a little dry, but i dont mind.

i havent used the baking soda in the last 2 nights because i could feel my face drying out heavely from it. but i will use it as a mask tonight.

hopefully, my acne will only get better.

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