I believe by now you know that the apple cider vinegar is not meant for the kitchen only. It is proven to solve a good number of skin problems such as acne, pimples, warts etc. It actually enhances the look of the skin by making it look younger, smoother and healthier. I guess you have been wondering how to use apple cider vinegar for acne because you’ve heard a few rumours about it.
The rumours are actually true. This vinegar is a natural remedy and contains chemicals that are not destructive to the skin. It works in diverse ways by removing bacteria and germs from the skin and cleanses acne prone areas. Its pH of 3 makes it effective and sufficient in restoring the skins natural pH level.
USAGE OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR FOR ACNE
SKIN PROTECTION: It opens up the closed skin pores, stopping the breakout of acnes and allowing for proper sweating and skin breathing. It is also a skin moisturiser and works by creating a protective layer on our skin. There are effective ways and precautions you need to take in using apple cider vinegar for acne.
1. USE AT CONVENIENT TIMES:
Apple Cider Vinegar is known to have a very strong unpleasant scent. The smell tends to affect people around more than the person using it. Just like you won’t chew garlic or onion before you move into an interview room, it is advisable to use it at times that won’t cause inconveniences to others. In other words, you should use this in your privacy, like in your bedroom, and not while going to public places. You should know that you have to face the scent for as long as you have it on your face – you’ll get used to it after some minutes.
2. PROTECT THE SKIN AGAINST IRRITATION:
You should not use apple cider vinegar without dilution. Although you can, it may cause skin irritation, especially for those with very sensitive skins. For those with tough skins, you don’t really need to bother about this. However, sensitive skin personsshould make sure to mix it with water to reduce or avoid skin irritation.
3. SAMPLE TESTING:
You should be cautious not to start using it outrightly since you don’t know how your skin may respond. There could be skin purging among some people – a situation where the vinegar causes some pores in the skin to be open whilst the bacteria and impurities are pushed out. Concurrently, the acne may become more inflamed due to the sharpness of the vinegar before it finally subsides. Always try applying apple cider vinegar for acne in small areas of the skin to be sure of your skin’s reaction before applying it to the whole.
Additionally, when doing this for the first time, apply it on the skin, wash it off after about 5 minutes and wash it off with warm water to observehow your skin reacts. If your skin feels okay, you may not have to wash it off the next time you use it.
4. SUN PROTECTION:
Make sure not to expose skin to the sun rays after this application as it makes the skin more sensitive to the UV rays that are destructive to the skin. You should use sunscreens when going into the sun after a wash. Better still, you should always apply it in the evening when the sun is not present.
5. GENTLE TOUCH:
When applying apple cider vinegar to acne, you must do it gently. Preferably, you should do it with a clean piece of cotton wool. Handling the treatment roughly and harshly can cause severe pain and worsened acne before they finally subside. To save yourself from this unwanted pain, try to do it gently and slowly.
6. WASH YOUR FACE WITH WATER:
Before every application, make sure to wash your face with clean water. This is to wash away dirt and impurities that may be blocking the pores hence, limiting the scope or effectiveness of the apple cider vinegar. Washing your face will guarantee a quick and effective treatment. However, it hurts more when the face is washed, but it is the most effective way to get the vinegar working better.
7. USE CLEAN HANDS OR COTTON:
To prevent introduction of more bacteria and germs that worsen inflammation of acne, make sure to use cleanly washed hands or a clean cotton ball for this purpose.
Following these rules, you should be able to effectively apply apple cider vinegar to acne and reap the maximum benefits. I wish you the best in your treatment.