Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Apple Cider Vinegar Toner

My oily skin is giving me fits this summer. I don't even remember it being this oily when I was a teenager, although admittedly that was a long time ago. When I complained to some online friends about needing an anti-moisturizer, Nancy recommended making an apple cider vinegar toner. I've tried a baking soda/ACV hair rinse a couple of times, and while it was nice for my scalp, I couldn't deal with smelling like a salad for days. But she reassured me that the smell fades quickly on your face. I figured I had nothing to lose.

Per these instructions, I bought a bottle of organic ACV "with mother" (I don't even want to know what that is) at Whole Foods and mixed it 50/50 with water in an empty toner bottle. I've been applying it before bed for about ten days (the smell does go away almost immediately), and I've already noticed a difference. My face is now a reasonable degree of shiny that can be suppressed for more than five minutes. My skin feels softer and looks more even-toned. We'll see what happens over time, but I'm so thankful that this is working! And it's natural and cheap.

If any of you give this a try, let me know. I'm told it might make your skin worse before it gets better, but that hasn't been my experience so far.


  1. Oh good, I'm glad you have found something that's helping!

  2. I'm so glad it's working for you!

  3. I recently started taking Apple Cider supplements because of some recommendations for my health. It's amazing how versatile vinegar is!

    1. Yeah, I did some research before trying this and found out that it's good for all kinds of health issues! Who knew?