My skin has been on the fritz lately. I know it’s because my diet lately has not been exactly optimal. I’ve been eating bread and cereal (gluten) as if I don’t have a problem with it. It’s so hard to stop once you start up again… for the sake of my skin and body darn Bora Bora and all of it’s free and delicious bread.
I had a horrible experience in a facial in Arizona two weeks ago. I left with burns all over my face from the strong chemical products the esthetician had used… it was less than ideal. I knew it was more important than ever to restore balance to my skin and my twice daily regimen of washing, toning, and moisturizing was more important than ever to achieve that.
Luckily, I had some Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (with the Mother) in my pantry when I ran out of my usual ‘Clarins Lotion Toner’ and I thought I would give it a try. Apple Cider Vinegar is a popular ‘model beauty secret’ as a daily ‘dietary shot’ but I had never tried it on my skin. It works beautifully.
My favorite part about using Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner for clear skin is that it is 100% all natural. I understand every ingredient on the label because there is only 1 and it is much more economical than a commercial toner.
Why use Apple Cider Vinegar as a Toner:
- It evens out skin tone
- it helps to balance and restore your skin’s natural pH
- it improves your overall complexion
- it reduces the appearance of pores
- reduces redness
- helps with acne breakouts and scarring
It’s important that you use the right kind of Apple Cider Vinegar, so make sure your bottle says ‘Raw’ and ‘with the Mother’. You don’t need to use a fancy glass bottle. I use a good old sterilized mason jar but you can also use old glass VOSS water bottles.
Easy Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
1/2 cup of filtered water
1/2 cup of raw apple cider vinegar
Sterilize your glass jar by placing it in boiling or very hot water for a couple of seconds. Remove and allow to cool before using. Place water and vinegar in bottle, close the bottle, and shake to combine. You can experiment with different amounts in water and vinegar to see what your skin likes. (more or less acid)
To read more information on why Apple Cider Vinegar works as a toner and the importance of balancing the pH of your skin See Here.