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Vinegar Cured my Bacne

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Omg, It's been about 2 years that I've had bacne and acne and I'm only 15 :/ . I hate it, my self esteem has shoot down heeaps! Tonight I'm going to try Vinegar, I will post how it been going in a week or so, wish me luck (;

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Hey guys

Its been a year or so since I posted (and amazingly 6 years since my original post), as I've mentioned before the Vinegar and Tea-Tree oil pretty much cured my bacne, these days I probably only use it once every couple of months. Its pretty humbling to think that I've helped so many people.

As I said before, give it a try, it only cost a couple of dollars and you've got nothing to lose other than your spots. The reason I come on here every now and again is that I'm still angry at the Dermatologists and other doctors that prescribed dangerous pills and expensive topicals to fix a problem you can solve at your supermarket for under $10.

I've noticed a lot of people complicating the idea - to summarise what I do. I put a couple of drops of Tea-Tree oil on my hands and rub it over my back using it as a type of exfoliator and then once I've rubbed that in I pour some vinegar on my hands and rub it into my back and again rub it until its dry (my skin is very oily so those more sensitive skin might want to take it a bit easy with this and think about diluting it). I usually take a shower straight after I've rubbed the vinegar in so I don't smell like a salad :)

Hope you guys have continued success with this technique.

All the best with your fight with acne.

M.

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I never used BP on my back, I was always worried about it ruining my clothes and its pretty expensive stuff too.

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Hey guys!

I just stopped by to say that this vinegar thing completely worked for me. What I use is a certain type of vinegar I have in my country (Eastern Europe), so I'm not sure if it's possible to find it in America or elsewhere. It's called alcoholic vinegar and it's very strong. The packaging says it's a 9% solution. All of my bacne just stops "growing" after I apply it. I use a cotton pad and don't wash it off afterwards. It's only been a week, however, I've really cleared and I expect it to all go away. And only once a day is enough!

I've been having acne everywhere since puberty began. From the age of 21 I was on birth control and had the most beautiful skin, but after 4 years I just wasn't comfortable with taking hormones every day, so after a couple of months after stopping with the pill everything came back, the excess hair, the oiliness, the pimples... And then I found out about the vinegar here and it turned out to be a magical solution. It feels good to know I don't have to go on the pill again.

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I dont pop into this forum much anymore - since I cleared up my acne I really haven't had the need - but I thought I'd pass on my experience to hopefully help some of you guys out there still struggling with acne.

Quick history on my acne before I pass on my personal bacne cure - I had pretty serious acne for 17 years (I'm 31) and had it on my face and back - the acne on my back was cystic and quite nasty whilst my face was generally less cystic.

My face has cleared up with the regimen (I use a lot less BP now than prescribed but it seems to keep my acne at bay, amazing considering I had used BP since day one but not knowing the appropriate way to apply it meant years of nasty facial acne).

My back resisted all attempts to rid it of acne - I tried accutane (was too harsh and I ended up sunburnt all the time back in Australia where I grew up so I gave up) and I tried a number of expensive topicals that did virtually nothing, I'd kind of given up hope an resigned myself to a life of bacne when I read about using vinegar on your face to get rid of hyperpigmentation so I thought I'd give it a go to get rid of the red marks on my back that had formed as a result of the cysts and would stay for weeks if not months before being joined by new fresh red marks.

So off to the supermarket I went and the only vinegar I could find was Japanese rice wine vinegar so I bought it home and tried it (I found it worked best by using it with a bit of Tea-Tree oil), well the results were amazing, within two weeks my back was clear of spots and the marks had faded significantly within three weeks. I have to say I was stunned. The truly strange thing is that its been almost a year since I first started using it (at the time nightly) my back is completely clear and now I no longer need to use it as regularly, I probably apply it once a week if that and my back stays acne free. I still have the original 375ml bottle from last year which shows how little I need to use these days.

If you've made it this far through this long post I'd like to say please give it a try (the smell can take a bit of getting used to but believe me its worth it) and thanks for listening and I wish you all the best in your fight with acne.

Good luck, hope it works for you like it worked for me.

M.

This is really great, congratulations to you Mikka! My niece have the same problem and I'll let her know about this vinegar cure. :angel:

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hi,

ive been searching for a 'cure' for my Bacne, now i will tru this vinegar regimen. i will post again after 1 week if it helps.

thanks.

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first day of this vinegar regimen. im using Braggs appale cider vinegar. its not that bad when i applied it. the sting is tolerable. ill keep you guys posted.

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i have had backne for years. chronic unrelenting scarring backne. I've tried diet, meds, vinegar scrubs - nothing worked

however i also suffer from a bad back and collapsed hip all caused by a slight knee dislocation years ago that wasnt diagnosed properly. I finally got sick of my chronic pain and through a combination of pilates and yoga and damn hard work at stretching and relaxing muscle groups I managed to get my back straightened and my knee aligned and my pelvic girdle to stay even. The day I got myself straight i felt that the texture of the skin on my back and chest changed - it no longer felt rougher and thicker. Instead it was soft and smooth just like th skin all over the rest of my body. I also noticed that my skin in these areas was imemdiately more pinchable and elastic. And I havent had a single new pimple appear since that moment.

i dont know if it was poor posture affecting my glandular systems that were putting unnatural pressure on my organs or that my skin was unnaturally stretched over a warped and twisted torso that was causing breakouts

so guys if you suffer from chronic backne and you have a bad back/hip combo and have poor alignment/posture you might find that the two are very related. consider working on your alignment as a treatment for backne as well as getting that extra inch of height back and the dissapearance of the chronic back ache.

good luck to you all

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i have got lots of red scars from acne....now acne is under control i am using ACV now and i want to know how should it be applied?...i mean it is not like a gel or cream...like the ones that i have used in the past...it drips after i apply...so once it is dry....do i need to re apply just to make sure?

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Hi, I have had issues with deep, painful acne on my chest and back for years that left white scarring. I was googling a week ago and found this post. I immediately went to a little organic grocer on my street and picked up 4.9% rice vinagar. I rubbed a small amount on my acne before bed and the NEXT DAY I noticed that I didn't have any new zits.

I have been using it for a week and I don't have ANY new zits and the old red ones are slowly fading!!

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hey there once again....just a small word of caution from personal exp to ppl who are planning to try ACV...

i have red marks from acne on my back shoulders and forearms...read this thread and i got myself a bottle of ACV (heinz) and started using it less than a week after reading this....it has been a little over 2 weeks now and 1. yep it seems to work....(will post more on results later).... 2. stinks really bad...and 3.hard to apply, as it is like water and it drips...making you feel sloppy...

anyway the point is...some acv that i apply on my shoulder and arm has dripped to the inside of my arm(which is clear and smooth) and i dint care much about it....but later i noticed i had small mild rashes ....but that too faded away like in a couple of days...so think before applying on sensitive skin...

and yeppp i dint dilute it...i use it directly...

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Ive got my prom soon and Ive got horrible acne on my shoulders and back. Will using vinegar help get rid of them by about 2 months? Also my face is really greasy - nose and forehead - will vinegar help this too? Im from England, can anyone recommend vinegar which i can buy and where I can buy it from (im 16). I dont want to talk to my parents, Im really shy about my bacne because its so embarrassing. Please help!!! Also, how do I apply it?

Edited by Useruser1

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Wow this is an old thread lol but I was just curious if applying the apple cider vinegar or whichever kind you guys use diluted half and half with water then waiting for it to dry THEN adding tea tree oil might be the best bet? Two times a day that is

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Wow this is an old thread lol but I was just curious if applying the apple cider vinegar or whichever kind you guys use diluted half and half with water then waiting for it to dry THEN adding tea tree oil might be the best bet? Two times a day that is

That might be using too much at once. I think you should start with just the acv + water first :D

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Hey guys

Its been a year or so since I posted (and amazingly 6 years since my original post), as I've mentioned before the Vinegar and Tea-Tree oil pretty much cured my bacne, these days I probably only use it once every couple of months. Its pretty humbling to think that I've helped so many people.

As I said before, give it a try, it only cost a couple of dollars and you've got nothing to lose other than your spots. The reason I come on here every now and again is that I'm still angry at the Dermatologists and other doctors that prescribed dangerous pills and expensive topicals to fix a problem you can solve at your supermarket for under $10.

I've noticed a lot of people complicating the idea - to summarise what I do. I put a couple of drops of Tea-Tree oil on my hands and rub it over my back using it as a type of exfoliator and then once I've rubbed that in I pour some vinegar on my hands and rub it into my back and again rub it until its dry (my skin is very oily so those more sensitive skin might want to take it a bit easy with this and think about diluting it). I usually take a shower straight after I've rubbed the vinegar in so I don't smell like a salad smile.gif

Hope you guys have continued success with this technique.

All the best with your fight with acne.

M.

I am wondering if you think the tea tree oil or the vinegar is the biggest factor in this method or is it the combination of the two? Since you apply the tea tree oil first, then the vinegar, then take a shower, I can't help but suspect that the vinegar just washes away in the shower as it is just sitting on top of the the oil. Any thoughts? Has anyone tried reversing the order so that he vinegar absorbs into the skin?

Edited by gingergirl22

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Since my last post I've tried both ACV and tea tree oil. I don't like tea tree oil. I put ACV on my face after washing it, leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.

My skin looks absolutely awesome. Never would have guessed. I use Bragg's Organic ACV.

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Since my last post I've tried both ACV and tea tree oil. I don't like tea tree oil. I put ACV on my face after washing it, leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.

My skin looks absolutely awesome. Never would have guessed. I use Bragg's Organic ACV.

Do you apply the ACV full strength or diluted? Have you ever used the clay and ACV to spot treat?

It must feel great to have found a skin care routine that gives you awesome skin! Congrats!

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I use it full strength, leave it on anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes, and rinse it off with cool water. But on my back, chest, and shoulders I just leave it on full strength. I used to do that on my face but it's a little too harsh.

I have never used the mask to spot treat because I feel like it really helps my whole face (especially the blackheads.. whoa!) and I never make that small of a mixture. But that is definitely a possiblility! It helps with hyperpigmentation from what I can tell also.

It really is amazing that I can be at least somewhat happy with my skin. And I really hope that everyone on this site finds what works for them. It's rough having skin problems and can really only do harm to your self esteem. It's been about a decade since I've had clear skin and though it isn't perfect it's a start. Maybe one day all these scars and spots will be gone. :3 I'm looking forward to it.

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I am wondering if you think the tea tree oil or the vinegar is the biggest factor in this method or is it the combination of the two? Since you apply the tea tree oil first, then the vinegar, then take a shower, I can't help but suspect that the vinegar just washes away in the shower as it is just sitting on top of the the oil. Any thoughts? Has anyone tried reversing the order so that he vinegar absorbs into the skin?

hey there gingergirl22...

i do the exact reverse thing (before bed)...as in shower...acv...tto...but then...infact initially i used to just shower and then apply acv...then i got hold of some tto...used it for a while...dint find it to be effective and was hard to find it in stores and was quite expensive (not as expensive as the products i used to use earlier...but compared to ACV (heinz) )...

and it is pretty good...it is quite slow in my case...but nothing else worked so...continuing with this...

and this is for me bacne (pigmentation...not acne itself) ... i do this in the night...

were you talking about the morning...??? i personally dont do anything in the morning...just wash off acv from the previous night...

and sure you have noticed the smell of acv...i dont think anyone can use it in the morning... biggrin.png

i think the leaving over night thingy helps! smile.png

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Just posting some tenantive results. As a starter my face skin is combination: oily forehead/nose and temples, non-oily everywhere else on my face.

I began about a week ago using Rice Vinegar (I think Kikkoman lol), which is bought diluted to 4.3% (either 4.2 or 4.3, can't remember), anyways the bottle is green labelled. I filled a separate pump bottle as I didn't have a spray bottle, and added enough tea tree oil so that after applying it smelt like both ingredients (I don't have an effective means to measure drops at this time, and my body handles tea tree oil quite well). Note: I used the vinegar alone undiluted for about 3 days with no adverse reactions, and then added the TTO.

I have been applying 10 minutes before a shower in the morning when I have time, and if I don't I apply after I get back from school around noon (because I don't want to smell like or think I smell like vinegar for class, and despite what others have said, it does leave some sort of weird unpleasant odor which you can only smell if you put your nose to your skin).

At night, I apply around 8 or 9pm lightly, then again heavily before bed. I use enough to leave my skin momentarily wet because if I don't the vinegar seems to make my skin sticky (again, sticky momentarily before it dries), leading me to believe it's not covering the area entirely. Anyways, I apply to my entire chest and abs area, shoulders, traps, and the entire back as well as back of the neck.

At night I also apply to my jaw line (I have bumps near my lymph nodes and beneath my ears) as well as my entire face.

I have recently got Desert Essence jojoba oil and tea tree oil, and have used that the past two days and it's a really cool moisturizer. I have begun applying that after my morning shower to ALL the areas just mentioned. You can go pretty light on it because it seems to last almost all day (I can't tell if the new 'oily' feel is due to sweat or natural production, but it seems to be consistent with the feeling that jojoba gives, which is unique). I think this is promising as a healthy moisturizer because I'm pretty sure the vinegar+TTO was drying my chest/back out.

RESULT (after 9 days): My shoulders have cleared up quite a bit; I don't seem to have any new breakouts, and the back of my neck which is plagued with scarring seems to feel less damaged. Hopefully it's lightening that area but I can't actually review it. My middle back, where I was starting to get small nodules, has stopped producing new ones, and the current ones have gone down in size. Some mini-bumps are still present on my lats, but less than before.

My face, when starting, was pretty much clear, albeit with many blackheads on the nose, and the occasional pimple here and there. My jaw/neckline below the ears and near the lymph nodes was what I was concerned about, and that has calmed down quite a bit.

Basically, I wasn't expecting miracle results, and I was expecting a massive flare up which to me indicates growing acne is being purged, but I didn't get that. I feel like continuing this regime will prevent/help control further breakouts moreso than what slopping on BP was doing, and it's far cheaper.

tldr; my results were promising, but not miraculous.

I'll post much shorter updates in the future, but I figured a review was needed that wasn't "MIRACLE CURE" or "HORRIBLE FAILURE" was needed.

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