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Natural Acne Solutions: Apple Cider Vinegar

Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Unfiltered - 16 oz - LiquidApple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is an old-timer when it comes to holistic healing. It's made from extracting juice from apples, putting them in wooden barrels and adding yeast to start the process of fermentation. When using it as a natural remedy, it's important to buy the organic or unpasteurized apple cider vinegar because it's the one that contains all the health-giving benefits. It has a cloudy appearance because of the presence of "mother of vinegar", a harmless bacterial substance that forms at the top of the vinegar as it matures. Processed and filtered ACV are reported to be not as potent as the organic types.

As an acne treatment, you need to dilute it with water (1 part ACV to 3-4 parts water) and apply directly on your face with a cottonball. You leave it on for a few minutes and rinse it off afterwards. You may have to do this process a few times daily, frequency depending on your acne condition, to see the effect. You can also increase the proportion to 2 parts ACV to 2 parts water for really severe acne cases. Just be careful not to put too much ACV on the solution because it can burn the skin.

It is said to absorb excess oil from our skin, which can block the pores, and kill bacteria that causes acne inflammation. It also balances the skin's pH levels, giving it an even tone and a healthier glow.