For so long Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been hailed as this multi-purpose liquid, great for helping resolve tummy problems, make alkalinising salad dressings, adding extra shine to your hair, and even aiding weight loss! Although I’ve dabbled in the old ACV, I’ve never really committed 100% to it. Until now.
I think the combination of moving to Singapore (aka: humidity levels 80% at 100% of the time) as well as having half my thyroid removed has resulted in my skin being a bit of a biatch of late. The problem area seems to be my chin and jawline, which is known to be your “hormonal” area. Great.
I’ve tried countless face masks, cutting out alcohol (GASP I KNOW), exercising, not wearing make-up, new toners, new face washes, coconut oil cleanses and masks, toothpaste overnight, and nothing was working.
God knows how but I suddenly remembered that Apple Cider Vinegar is meant to be a pretty good toner because it helps to restore the skin’s natural pH levels, amongst a bunch of other great things. That night, I combined 1 part ACV to 2 parts water and used a cotton pad to wipe it all over my face. Once dry, I moisturized with my usual stuff and went to bed.
SIDE NOTE: Oliver wasn’t so thrilled to be sleeping next to a salad dressing scented human being but tough luck my friend. Vanity prevails.
The result after 1 night was amazing! I woke up the next morning and my spots and redness had noticeably decreased. Over the course of the next few days, my skin felt softer, brighter and the inflammation disappeared!
Save yourself some big bucks and test out this wonderful toner.
For sensitive skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water
For normal skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water
For oily skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 1 part water
Mix ingredients together and store in a glass container. This toner does not need to be put in the fridge.
To apply, simply use a cotton pad and lightly rub the toner all over your face (avoiding your eyes of course). Don’t rinse it off after use, simply let it dry before applying your night lotions.
Let me know if you try it out!