DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner
This super duper simple and cheap potion can do wonders for your skin! It’s one of the things I use for my water-only face washing routine and it helps my jawline acne, which has become one of the most frustrating forms of acne I’ve ever come across.
Seriously, the front of my face is fine, but when you look closely at my jawline, particularly the right side, all you’ll see are very painful zits.
This DIY ACV toner can help improve your overall complexion by balancing and restoring your skin’s natural pH. It certainly did mine!
So here’s the scientific stuff I was able to dig up: our skin is naturally acidic but when our levels are in balance, our skin will be between oily and dry.
Once your pH levels are out of balance, that’s when…
- You break out
- Your pores get clogged
- You are too oily or too dry
- Your skin can be itchy or irritated
- and the list goes on and on.
ACV has a pH of 3 and when diluted, the acidity from the toner helps bring your skin’s pH back to its normal levels. By restoring your skin’s balance, it fights off bacteria and helps shed dead skin cells at the proper rate so your pores do not get clogged and your skin maintains its tip top shape!
Additional benefits to Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
- Improves acne and acne scars
- Lightens sun and age spots
- Balances the skin’s PH
- Rich in natural alpha hydroxy acids
- Helps minimize appearance of pores
- Dissolves dead skin cells
Now this can get stinky if you’re not used to the smell, but I can assure you, after the toner dries up, your skin won’t smell like vinegar at all! I know some people put essential oils in their toner just to make it smell pretty, but I find that I can deal with the vinegar smell just fine.
Anyways, onwards to the recipe!
How To Make ACV Facial Toner
What you’ll need:
- Bottle container
- Cotton balls (hehe, balls)
- Braggs ACV (I personally vote for this one, some people have had luck with regular apple cider vinegar, but for some reason my skin reacted funny to the regular ACV)
The ratio of ACV to water I put in the bottle is about 1:5 because of my sensitive skin and you may find that your skin will react weirdly to it first, but that could be your skin getting used to the ACV.
Note: It’s always best to do a patch test beforehand and start out with a weaker solution!
- Pour your measurements in the bottle.
- Shake it up before you use it.
- Spray/pour it on a cotton ball.
- Lightly dab around your face after you’re done washing. Do NOT rub hard, otherwise you’re being too abrasive on your skin.
- And if you use a moisturizer, slap some on afterwards.
Personally, I don’t use much moisturizer anymore. Some days, my nose will be super duper dry, then I rub a little bit of sweet almond oil on it, but these days, my skin’s gotten so much better and there are hardly any dark spots. Any acne scars I’ve had have faded into oblivion and I’m happy to report that I only use makeup for spot treatment!
I’ve read that Scarlett Johannson uses ACV as a facial wash, which I can see and may try, but I’m content with my routine for now!
Anyways, that’s it for now guys. I’m trying to start filming videos to go along with writing blogs…but I haven’t even started filming yet lol. I will one of these days!