So you’ve acquired a virtual drugstore’s worth of anti-acne and oil control products, but none seem to do the trick. The point is, natural acne remedies are a good way to get rid of it, or at least hold it at bay. They make you step back and really figure out what’s going on with your skin, and how to work with it. Chances are, your skin will repay you in kind for not simply ravaging it with strange chemicals-and your wallet will probably thank you too.
Apple cider vinegar is a miracle ingredient that can help you treat and prevent acne and also control oiliness. Here is how to use it:
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR BAKING SODA MASK
Mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon honey and 2-3 tablespoons baking soda. Use fingers to apply the mixture as a mask. Leave on 5-10 minutes or until skin becomes dry and tight. Rinse with cool water, pat dry, and apply moisturizer. Repeat once weekly.
APPLE CIDER GREEN TEA SCRUB
Put one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a bowl and add two teaspoons of cooled green tea. Next, add five teaspoons of sugar. Finally, put one teaspoon of honey in it. Stir the mixture well. For a thicker consistency, add more sugar. Spread the mask on your face using a cotton pad and massage it for a few minutes to remove dead skin cells and improve circulation.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR TONER
Take a small travel-sized lotion bottle and add 1 part ACV with 4 parts water. This mixture can be stored in your bathroom, as no refrigeration is required. After the first week, you can increase the ratio to 2 parts ACV to 2 parts water. This will accelerate cell turnover, and you will probably see even better results.