An Ultimate Guide on How to Wash Your Face with Apple Cider Vinegar

An Ultimate Guide on How to Wash Your Face with Apple Cider Vinegar

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My mother, like any other mother, had been concerned about my skin care since I was a child. But when I reached my teenage, she became extra attentive and caring towards my skin.

She started to tell me about DIY tips to keep my skin healthy. She told me about the various types of masks that one can easily prepare at home.

She also enlightened me about how some common ingredients that we use in our kitchen on a daily basis are really helpful in obtaining a glowing and healthy skin.

The interesting part is that thisinformation, rather homemade remedies,has been passed on from one generation to another.

Similarly, there is a product called as apple cider vinegar, which can be found easily in every kitchen and is used in making a lot of delicious dishes.

Not only this, apple cider vinegar is very useful in keeping your facial skin healthy and rejuvenated.

Being natural, it is far better than the cosmetics that you use and it has no side effects also.

This is the reason perhaps why mother was a great fan of this magic ingredient and suggested me to wash my face with it.

 In this article, I will discuss how washing face with apple cider vinegar could be beneficial.

Reasons as To Why You Must Wash Your Face with Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is prepared from three basic ingredients namely- Apple, sugar, and yeast. This can be easily prepared at home or you can buy it from the market as well.

As a matter of fact, apple cider vinegar was also recommended by one of my friends who has already been using it and the results are really impressive. I could see the glow in her skin.

Now, there are various reason as why emphasis is given on the use of apple cider vinegar for the facial skin.

And some major reasons are mentioned below-

Get rid of the age-related spots

It is a really scary situation when any acne turns into a spot. However, worst is getting age- related spots as you reach your 30s.

Every woman wants to have a spotless and healthy skin and dealing with aging effects can be daunting.

But you don't have to worry about this anymore as apple cider vinegar is a bliss in the disguise.

Tip to use- Just dip a small ball of cotton in apple cider vinegar and slowly apply it all over your face before sleeping and you will be sorted. The spots go away faster than you can imagine.

It detoxifies your facial skin

In order to get a shiny and healthy skin, it is very important to detoxify it. Now, there are numerous products in the market which claim to do so, but it is always good to go with the natural products like-apple cider vinegar.

Owing to its antibacterial properties, it can detoxify your skin very easily. Pairing the apple cider vinegar with Epsom salt and Lavender makes it a perfect remedy for detoxification of skin.

Tips To Use

  • Take 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar and mix 1/4 cup of Epsom Salt in it. Mix it well.
  • Once you have blended the two ingredients add 1 spoon of lavender oil to the mixture and blend it again.
  • After mixing all the ingredients properly, rinse you face with the paste so formed and repeat this process every twice a week.

It is a very good cleanser


Why go for artificial and chemical based cleansers when you have such a natural product in hand?

Yes! Replace your cleansers with apple cider vinegar and you will be happy with the results, I am sure of this fact.

The healthy nutrients present in vinegar can prove wonderful to clean all the dust, dirt and dead cells away from your facial skin. You get a glowing skin.

Tips To Use

  • Rinse your face first, with help of lukewarm water
  • Now, apply the mixture of apple cider vinegar and half part water, with the help of a cotton ball on your face.
  • Gently rub the cotton ball in the upward direction and wash your face.

It is a best solution to get rid of all the pimples and acne

Pimples And Acne

I know and I can understand the pain that every teenage undergoes with when she enters here teenage.

The hormonal changes, physical changes and above - all getting pimples and acnes add the cherry on the cake.

Well, all the teenage and adolescent girls suffering from this problem, a shout out to you all!

Your miseries are about to end. Just use this natural product over your pimples and you will be sorted.

Tips To Use

  • Mix one part of apple cider vinegar and half part water.
  • With help of a cotton ball apply the mixture over your pimples and acnes. Leave it for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse your face properly.

However, in spite of all these advantages, I would not recommend you to wash your face with apple cider vinegar every day. Let’s find out why.

Why You Should Not Wash Your Face with Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day?

My father always used to tell me - anything more than needed or more than the limit is not good.

The same line goes with the use of apple cider vinegar as well. Whatever problem you have with your skin, make sure to treat it in the right manner

Avoid using apple cider vinegar on a daily basis or everyday. Anything in excess is not good, no matter how natural or good it is. Same theory applies to this product as well.

Vinegar, no doubt has some acetic content present, naturally. Now, applying the liquid directly or on a daily basis may give you temporary burns.

These burns resemble sunburns. The burning sensation can be daunting for a few days, due to the presence of the acetic content in vinegar.

Thus, it is very crucial to understand the ways to use it for you skin problem as well as how often you must it.

Secondly, even if you are not using any other product with apple cider vinegar, always make sure to at leastneutralize it with normal water.

Since our facial skin is very soft, so we need to be attentive about the products we are using.

How to Wash Your Face with Apple Cider Vinegar?

As mentioned above, you must be very careful while using apple cider vinegar for your facial skin as it has acetic content.

You should use it in different ways, depending upon the skin problem you have:

For cleaning face


Just mix one part apple cider vinegar and half part water in a bowl. Wash your face with the help of this mixture and massage a little.

As a cleanser


If you are using it as a cleanser then, just mix water and apple cider vinegar thoroughly. Now, take a cotton ball and dip it in the solution and massage it over your face in a circular motion and also in upward direction.

If using for acnes or pimples


If you are using it to treat your pimples, then at first mix equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar.

Now, with the help of cotton ball apply it over your acnes and pimples. Leave it for 10-12 minutes and then rinse you face with lukewarm water.

Thus, you can see that the usage of apple cider vinegar differs in different cases of skin problems.

One fact to be remembered is that, you must never ever apply it barely over your face, always neutralize it with water.

While washing your face (or using it as a face wash) with a neutralized apple cider vinegar always make sure to massage your skin in a circular motion and also in the upward direction.

You can use a cotton cloth to apply and massage it over your face as well. Be gentle with your facial skin.

You can use a cotton cloth to apply and massage it over your face as well. Be gentle with your facial skin.

Other Amazing Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin Care

Apple cider vinegar has a number of benefits not only in your kitchen but as an agent for skin care as well.

Being natural and highly effective, it is not only used but also recommended by the various Hollywood celebrities as well.

They don't trust chemical based harsh products for their skin and only trust natural products or homemade remedies to keep their skin fine and rejuvenated.

So, there are a numerous other ways in which you can use apple cider vinegar for skin care, apart from the points mentioned above-

Getting rid of facial warts

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One of the most surprising uses of this product is that it proves very useful in getting rid of facial warts.

Now, 'facial warts' are protein formation over your skin. They can grow around the areas of your nose or chin.

And, due to its antibacterial properties, apple cider vinegar proves to be very useful in treating this skin problem.

The vital vitamins and the acetic property it owns helps in a great way to get rid of the facial warts. The best part is you don't have to rely on any medication for this, it goes off naturally.

Healing razor bumps

Both men and women can get razor bumps. Small bumps often occur over your skin as a result of shaving.

These bumps spoil the look of your skin. Interestingly apple cider vinegar proves to be very helpful in curing the bumps caused due to inflammation.

For oily skin

oily skin treatment

One of my childhood friend has an oily, rather, very oily skin. Due to this, she often used to get pimples and acne. In short, her skin used to be in a miserable condition most of the time.

After I recommended her to use apple cider vinegar as a face wash, she thanked me every time we saw each other.

Yes! Apple cider vinegar is the best remedy for your oily skin owing to its antimicrobial properties.

It also maintains the pH value of the skin, as required. As a matter of fact, after a few days you might feel your skin has gone too dry, but don't worry just apply a good moisturizer after washing your face and itwill be sorted.

Treating skin infections


Apple cider vinegar has acetic content. It is due to this reason that it has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.

Now, this feature make apple cider vinegar a very good agent to protect your skin from various types of skin infections.

It has the ability to kill the germs and bacteria which may cause harm to your healthy skin. Using an apple cider vinegar based face wash or cleaning your skin with a cotton ball dipped in a neutralized solution of the vinegar will do wonders for you.

Use it as a toner

If you are one of those who use a toner on a regular basis and buy it from the store every month, then there is a happy news for you all. 

Stop! As this product present in your kitchen (apple cider vinegar) acts as a very good toner for your facial skin. You will be awe-struck with the results of the same, after a week.

Interesting fact- One of the most shocking yet interesting fact about apple cider vinegar is that it is not only good for your skin but it can act a good treatment for your hair as well. It is very good for your scalp and maintains the pH level of your hair as well.

Just use a shampoo which has apple cider vinegar as one of its main ingredients, or you can also wash your hair with neutralized apple cider vinegar directly in order to have quick and effective results.

Also, if you use it regularly for your hair, you won't get dandruff, your scalp would be free from any kind of itchiness or dryness. As a result, apple cider vinegar helps you in getting silky shinny hair.

Wrapping Up

I can guarantee you one thing that once you start using apple cider vinegar for every big or small problems of your skin as well as hair, you will forget all the expensive skin care and hair care products you have been using since such a long time to keep you healthy.

This one product would do it all for you.

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