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Upper Arm Acne And How I Got Rid of It

Updated on October 11, 2019
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What Is Going On With My Upper Arms?

Acne is an age old problem that has plagued people for time immemorial. Sensitive skin types may require certain balms to soothe irritation, and there are fantastic acne products on the market that treat topical acne with great results.

However, I tried almost every topical ointment I could find on the market for my upper arm acne, and nothing worked. Nothing. I had no other blemish breakouts on my body at all. The blemishes were only on my upper arms, and I was puzzled as to what was causing this. I thought maybe something I was eating was causing it. So I did a trial period of the process of elimination of what I was eating and drinking to see if anything I was ingesting was causing the acne. From what I could tell, what I ate or steered clear from really did not matter, at least not perceptibly.

I had read articles that certain types of coffee could have caused it. So I scaled back on coffee and caffeine. But this also did not help. I changed the soaps and cleansers I used on my body and clothes, but this did not help either. I drank so much water, I was probably flushing out all the vitamins and minerals I needed to remain healthy!

And then I read an article on apple cider vinegar with the mother included in it, and how the acidity in it helps to regulate hormones in the human body; Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar, to be specific. I decided to try a tablespoon each day in a glass of water. Within a week, there were no new blemishes, and only the old ones were left still healing. I do not know the science behind this, but if you struggle with upper arm acne and have spent a fortune on topical creams and ointments that did not work, I would highly suggest the $6 solution of apple cider vinegar (with the Mother) that you can pick up in any grocery store.

Mix a tablespoon in with a glass of 12 ounces of water and drink one each day. Give it a week or two and see what happens. Do not overdo it; more is not better. Too much acid in the body creates different levels of toxicity that cause new problems. Just follow the prescription and let the vinegar cleanse the body of the toxins and rebalance the hormones. I cannot say that this will 100% work for you, but if you have been working through the process of elimination and have not tried this option yet, it might be worth a try. It has worked for me and, when I neglect to take the apple cider vinegar with mother for more than a week at a time, the acne returns. At least I now know what to do to make it disappear again, and I am hopeful it will work for you as well.

Good luck, my friends.

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