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For as long as I can remember I’ve been using harsh toners on my skin. Most contained alcohol, salicylic acid and a number of other additives, perfumes, artificial colors, etc. I thought they were working, but in the end they were just causing more redness, dryness and inflammation on my skin.
Just check out the label for a toner I used to use. It was supposed to help my acne and keep my skin’s pH level in balance. But do you see all the ingredients? I can’t even pronounce much of it, plus there’s artificial dyes in it too. This is definitely NOT something I want on my skin anymore.
Then, I learned about raw, organic, unpasterized apple cider vinegar (ACV). It is absolutely AH-MAZING. It can be used for everything – from cooking (salad dressing anyone?) to a digestion aid (I have a teaspoon every morning) to a facial toner.
Yes, a facial toner. I didn’t believe it when I first heard about it in the book, Skintervention Guide by Liz Wolfe, a certified holistic nutrition practitioner. The book outlines a number of DIY homemade remedies for acne – including the use of raw ACV as a toner.
Some people do a 1/3 vinegar to 2/3 filtered water solution as a toner. I prefer 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 filtered water but find the combination that works for you. I have acne-prone skin with an oily T-zone. I use this toner twice a day – in the morning and right before bed after I wash my face. I really love it and will never go back to store-bought toners with harsh chemicals because it’s so much more effective and a LOT cheaper. A 32-oz bottle of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is just $4.92 on Amazon. That’s a bargain compared to what I used to pay for high-end toners.
Would you ever consider ditching your toner for a DIY toner made with ACV?
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