Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Toner


Facial toners are great for the skin before and after wearing heavy products (makeup, sunscreen, etc). If I plan to wear makeup, I wash my face as usual, then use a toner to rebalance the pH in my skin.  You need pH balanced skin or otherwise your skin is  prone to breakouts, and  either being too oily or too dry.

Dermatologists reccomend using an Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) toner. Even as an acne spot treatment, this toner is awesome! ACV has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, but the way it balances skin is a natural God send. 

Ingredients

Raw Organic ACV*

Distilled water  

Small bottle to store

Use 4 parts water for 1 part of ACV.

 *I used Bragg's "mother" unfiltered organic ACV. Organic ACV is best as its less abrasive on the skin. It cost approximately $4.

 Organic apple cider vinegars look a little weird  because they have this brownish dust settled at the bottom of the bottle. This dust is known as the "mother" and is supposedly full of enzymes and nutrients. If you use organic ACV, before making the toner and before applying the toner to your skin, make sure to shake well so the "mother" is evenly distributed throughout the bottle. 

Wash your face as usual. Then use a cotton ball to rub the ACV over your face. The vinegar causes the toner to stink, but the smell subsides in less then 30 seconds as its absorbed in your skin.  Allow to dry & moisturize as usual.

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