Using Apple Cider Vinegar On Face
Apple Cider Vinegar on Your Face?
It sounds crazy, but apple cider vinegar is great for my face. I actually tried it while camping, having nothing at the time to use as a cleanser, and it did more than clean my face. It dried up the break-out areas within a day and left my face feeling squeaky clean. I remembered reading something about it before, but had never considered trying it. I sure am glad that I did, as it works better than the facial products I had previously paid a substantial amount for. After some research, I have found that there are potential risks in using apple cider vinegar long-term that need to be considered.
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Who Uses Apple Cider Vinegar On Their Face?
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How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar On Your Face
Acne Treatment: Apple cider vinegar can be used to treat break-out areas. Simply dampen a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and pat the areas on your face that are causing problems. I do this at least twice a day when I have blemishes. According to AlternativeMedicineAbout.com, undilluted vinegar may cause burns or scarring.
Facial Cleanser: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part water to create an entire facial cleanser. Dampen a cotton ball and clean the entire face with the mixture in the morning and then again at night.
Facial Mask: Mix the Aztec Secret Healing Indian Clay (purchase through Amazon.com) with equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar. Use a non-metal bowl and utensil. Stir the mixture well to a smooth paste. Apply to the face and allow it to dry for up to 20 minutes.
Drink: Many people claim that taking 2 tablespoons of vinegar each day, also greatly aids in getting rid of existing blemishes and maintaining clear and healthy skin. Visit the Cure Zone blog, "Apple Cider Vinegar Cure Research Blog" by Rising Sun, to read users comments regarding this claim. According to AlternativeMedicineAbout.com, "Undiluted apple cider vinegar, in liquid or pill form, may damage the esophagus and other parts of the digestive tract. Apple cider vinegar drinks may damage tooth enamel if sipped." Vinegar should always be dilluted before swallowing.
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What Is Apple Cider Vinegar?
According to WebMD, "The main ingredient of apple cider vinegar, or any vinegar, is acetic acid. However, vinegars also have other acids, vitamins, mineral salts, and amino acids." Cathy Wong from About.com state that, "Like other types of vinegar, apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid and it also contains some lactic, citric and malic acids."
What You Should Know About Using Apple Cider Vinegar
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Risks of Using Apple Cider Vinegar
According to WebMD, there is little risk in using apple cider vinegar for short periods of time, but there may be reasons to avoid its use longterm. Some of the potential problems could be:
- lowering insulin levels in diabetics
- interacting with medicines
- damaging tooth enamel or tissues in throat (if swallowed undilluted)
- lower potassium levels
- lower bone density