Ok guys, I know what you are thinking, hippie girl over here. I admit it though, I am pretty hippie when it comes to health. I wanted to share what I have been doing for the past month in addition to the oil cleansing method I use for facial cleansing. I have been using an apple cider vinegar toner, and ya know what, I love it! It is a very simple method, but I thought worthy enough to share.
Apple cider vinegar is one of nature’s greatest gifts. It is kinda like baking soda, it’s natural and does a number of things. Here are several things that it does, including being a natural skin toner. Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and it helps to balance the pH of skin , which according to Liz Wolfe author of Skintervention, helps neutralize “bad” bacteria and micro-organisms on the skin’s surface, while allowing “good” bacteria to thrive. If you have breakouts, clogged pores, or oily skin this might be a wonderful addition to your skincare regimen. I personally have found that it compliments the oil cleansing method beautifully. It not only helps to fight off acne (ugh) but it also gives a nice glow.
If I have not convinced you to at least try it yet, how bout this… it’s SO CHEAP! I mean seriously, how much money are facial toners at Sephora and department stores? Not only are those products more expensive, but they simply strip the skin using alcohol and harsh astringents. So, if you want to give it a try here is how to make it:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Filtered Water
- Pour 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar to 2 parts filtered water in a glass jar.
- Shake the bottle to combine.
- Apply to freshly cleansed skin using a cotton ball.
- Apply moisturizer as usual after allowing to dry.
Oh, and before I forget, do not be afraid of the smell on your face. It will go away! Let us know if you try it!