Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
mcpeekj

How Apple Cider Vinegar and Coconut oil Resolved my Cystic Acne.

Recommended Posts

I've struggled with acne for years and I've tried everything from Proactiv to Accutane, and nothing worked.  My acne were the large, painful cystic nodes that would last for weeks and I'd usually have about three or four on my cheeks at a time.  Initially, I changed my lifestyle to help combat my breakouts.  I trained myself to never touch my face, never wore makeup, cut out almost all sugar from my diet, used only sulfate free shampoo, changed my pillowcases once a week; but nothing seemed to help.  

Then one day I said "screw it", if I'm going to have these huge lumps on my face I'm going to at least try to cover them up with makeup.  So I went out to get some Neutragena Healthy Skin liquid primer and liquid foundation and covered it up the best I could.  But then something I hadn't expected happened, my skin got a little better.  I was still having the breakouts, but they were smaller and less frequent.  Then I realized, maybe I'm making my skin worse by using all these anti-acne creams and toners.  Maybe I just needed to go all natural and super moisturize....So I got some apple cider vinegar and Neutragena oil free moisturizer and I used that twice a day on my face.  Surprisingly, my acne got a little better; I was only have one nodule at a time.  Then on Pintrest I saw that coconut oil has many anti-acne properties, but it was also highly comedogenic.  So I was stuck in a cross roads, my dermatologist warned me to stay away from comedones, but I felt I had nothing to lose.  I took a leap of faith and bought some organic virgin coconut oil from target.  That night my skin instantly felt better, and I haven't had a breakout since. 

Here is my skin care routine:

Wake up and wash my face with warm water and pat dry.
Tone with a 1:1 ratio of Braggs organic apple cider vinegar and air dry.
Moisturize with Target's organic virgin coconut oil.
The end.

Super fast and easy, plus I smell like a coconut all day.
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Coconut oil when included in a healthy diet has powerful anti-fungal properties which are great for supporting healthy skin by killing bad gut flora which can impact acne. Great stuff!

Best wishes for continued success! |::)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 I love coconut oil! This routine did help my acne, I can't say that it cleared me up completely, however, I love using it all over my body. It even cleared up a yeast infection on my chest one time :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool, with natural oils sometimes they work great for certain people you just have to try them and see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been scared to use coconut oil on my face but its probably irrational. I've used Dr Haushka clarifying oil and lately I'm using sea buckthorn oil along with green tea. I used to have rosacea tendencies but the only time they show up now is after exposure to cold wind.Ive used coconut oil in a lot of other ways, for my hair and I even brush my teeth with it mixed with baking soda.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you so much for this tip. My face was doing good for a while but now I have a couple of  painful cystic nodes  on my chin. I plan to try your routine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,
I have acne problem since many years. Once I too read an article regarding the "treatment for acne". I too used apple cider vinegar and coconut oil to get rid of the problem. I feel the same you feel, I really got relief from my previous condition. 

Edited by MissSac17
Hyperlink removed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes

×