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In today’s post, I will be precise as I will be sharing a few tips on how I care for my face using Apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar has various uses but I will focus on the facial aspect of it today and discuss on other uses in some other post. At this point, I wish I had a YouTube channel so as to show you instead of putting it down in writing but what can one do right?
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Step 1. Cover my hair with a silk scarf and get ready to remove my make up
Step 2. I apply pears baby oil on a cotton ball or a tissue paper depending on which is available at the moment and remove my makeup with it.
Step 3. I wash my face with soap (Dudu Osun). It’s an African black soap after which I rinse it off with water and pat dry.
Step 4. Mix 2 tablespoons of raw and unfiltered Apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl
Step 5. Take a cotton ball and soak in the mixture, afterwards apply it on the affected areas of my face.
Step 6. Leave it for 10-15mins and wash face with cold water
Step 7. Pat my face dry with a towel (I use a separate towel from the one I use on my body to avoid further irritations)
Step 8. Lay on my bed, close my eyes and am off to my memory lane. Lol
P.S I leave the Acv on my face overnight instead of rinsing it off after 15min. I do this at least 2 times a week to help reduce the appearance of pimples and acne scars
This is no different from what I do at night except the part where I have to moisturize the face.
Step 1. With my hair covered I wash my face with soap (Dudu Osun). It’s an African black soap.
Step 2. Rinse with warm water to open pores and Pat dry with a clean towel.
Step 3. Mix 2 tablespoons of raw and unfiltered Apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons of water in a small bowl.
Step 4. Soak cotton ball in the mixture and apply it all over my face. Allow to dry
Step 5. Next, I apply Shea butter on my face as my moisturizer.
It leaves my skin healthy, flawless and gives it a natural glow. Most times , I don’t even wear makeup after doing this. I just apply a little lip balm and am out.
There are few things to take note of when using Apple cider vinegar. These are
- Heinz apple cider vinegar is 5% acidic so it’s necessary to mix ACV with water to avoid skin burn .
- Try as much as possible to avoid your eyes as it can be peppery.
- Endeavor to use more water if you have a sensitive skin.
- Use twice daily (morning and night) to achieve faster results.
EFFECTS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
- Removes dead skin
- Prevents acne and pimples
- Removes dark spots and helps in hyperpigmentation
- Tones your skin and gives it a natural glow.
I started using ACV on my face about a month ago and i saw a huge difference on my skin in less than a week. Today I feel more confident about my face.
P.S You can get Apple cider vinegar in a local grocery store, ShopRite or even Spar. I got mine at Spar in Calabar. The most common apple cider vinegar is the BRAGGS brand which cost about N6000 to N7000 but you can get a substitute. Eg Heinz for about N2000 to N3000 depending on the one available and also affordable.
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