Women of ancient Greece used many secrets to get a smooth, bright and perfect skin. In this post, I propose to review one of those ancient beauty secrets they knew very well: its use against acne.
The apple cider vinegar made usually by fermentation from the juice of organic apples. This juice is rich in nutrients like potassium, calcium, vitamin A, malic acid, and acetic acid. These components have anti-inflammatory and antifungal (antifungal) properties and help to clean and restore the skin pH (about 5). Let’s dig a little deeper…
Apple cider vinegar in acne:
Apple cider vinegar is an excellent product to fight acne because it restores the pH of the skin allowing it to regenerate as before. When the pH of the skin is correct, the skin is able to defend itself effectively against the attack of bacteria.
When we enter adolescence, our skin begins to form sebaceous glands and hair, which modifies the pH by altering that natural barrier. If we begin to use soaps and cleansers continuously, we do not help our natural skin barrier to re-establish itself. The same thing happens as we get older, the continuous use of alkaline pH soaps prevent our skin from being able to defend itself against microorganisms naturally.
Apple cider vinegar works in recovering the skin pH and thus its ability to fight infections. Also, has anti – inflammatory properties, it acts by reducing redness and inflammation of the skin acne.
- We can apply directly to the skin or only on the affected areas.
- Keep in mind that after applying it, the skin turns a little red for about 10 minutes and you can feel a tingling sensation.
- If you burn much skin after application, wash thoroughly with water for removing the product.
- The best way to start using it is dilute in water: one part vinegar, 4 of water (preferably distilled or mineral).
As treatment progresses, gradually reduce the dose of water to produce a mixture of 1 part apple cider vinegar and one part water.
Always buy apple cider vinegar with the “mother”, which is the murky sediment that can see at the bottom of the bottle. It is the way to ensure that the product contains all its properties intact. The “transparent” culinary vinegar has undergone processes of filtration and pasteurized reason why many of their properties are much reduced.
Avoid apple cider vinegar containing sulfites, could harm your skin (read labeling). Apply with cotton on the skin when dry.
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