DIY is fantastic in many aspects, particularly enabling you to do things you’d normally depend on “experts” to do, allowing you to save money on services you can now render on your own. In fact, I’ve got friends who are DIY garden wonders, bakers, sewers, crafters, and the list goes on. I am a huge proponent of DIY! I even purchase the most amazing body butter made by my friend Briana Stephenson.
I’m going to do a few different posts on DIY skin care solutions over the next week or so because there are a lot of misconceptions and untruths out there on the internet and we NEED to debunk these myths. I’d REALLY love to start with Apple Cider Vinegar!!!!
DIY Skincare Myth: Apple Cider Vinegar on Acne
I’ve heard apple cider vinegar be touted as a cure-all for umm…basically ever malady known to man. If this was true, I should have bought stock in apple cider vinegar years ago, and the people who have should be millionaires by now… but they aren’t. Because truth be told, apple cider vinegar doesn’t cure all.
Lately, I’ve heard of people using apple cider vinegar to treat acne, claiming that it has anti-bacterial properties. I will agree that science has proven that apple cider vinegar can kill bacteria and viruses in a LAB. But it hasn’t been proven to do so on your FACE. Unfortunately the internet is FULL of how beneficial ACV is for acne and it’s so maddening to me, because it’s simply not true.
Furthermore, if you KNOW me, you know that I don’t think bacteria is a CAUSE of acne anyway. The only thing you’re doing by applying apple cider vinegar to your face is drying it out, creating a lot of irritation, and stripping away your much needed barrier…
In fact, a friend of one of my clients tried to remove a wart with apple cider vinegar applied to a cotton ball and held in place on the wart with a BandAid, and all she accomplished was burning her skin so badly it looked like she touched it with a curling iron.
If you want to effectively treat acne, START FROM WITHIN! Your diet needs to change, and you need to get a handle on the candida in your system. Also, consult your esthetician on effective products for acne treatment that won’t make your face burn, irritated or dried out!