Apple cider vinegar is simply the by-product of the fermentation of apples. Apples are loaded with potassium, pectin, malic acid and calcium, and the fermentation process fortifies the end product with even more beneficial acids and enzymes.
While it may seem a bit odd to put apple cider vinegar on your face, it’s antiseptic and antibacterial, which is an added bonus when you’re dealing with skin conditions like acne and eczema. Let me tell you a bit more about its great benefits before I get to sharing my homemade apple cider vinegar toner recipe with you…
Why your skin will love apple cider vinegar
To sum it up:
- It helps balance the natural pH of your skin
- It clears away excess oils
- It removes make-up
- It breaks up the bonds between dead skin cells
- It opens up your pores
- It can lighten sun damage
- It can minimise the appearance of age spots
- It can improve acne and acne scars
In addition, it’s super-duper affordable and contains no added conventional chemical craziness!
How to make your own apple cider vinegar toner
- Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar
- Distilled water
- For oily skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 1 part water
- For normal skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water
- For sensitive skin: Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water
I recommend using this all-natural toner on your face and neck once or twice a day.