Today I'm gonna talk to all my lovely follower's about skin care!
I don't have the best skin (far far from it) so I'm always on the look out for effective remedy's.
Something that I've just been introduced to and am starting to use with awesome results is Apple Cider Vinegar. Here's a list I got off a website of the benefits of this stuff.
What are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?
Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonderful natural cure for a number of ailments which usually require antibiotics and other medications that have a number of side effects. In particular, Apple Cider Vinegar has been known to:
Reduce sinus infections and sore throats
Balance high cholesterol
Cure skin conditions such as acne
Protect against food poisoning
Fight allergies in both humans and animals
Prevent muscle fatigue after exercise
Strengthen the immune system
Increase metabolism which promotes weight loss
Improve digestion and cure constipation
Alleviate symptoms of arthritis and gout
Prevents bladder stones and urinary tract infections
Pretty damn good huh? The only thing I'm using this for at the moment is to stop break outs and get rid of them. My face wash routine is as follows:
water proof makeup remover pads to take off eye makeup.
mac makeup remover wipes to take off rest of makeup + oily residue from the eye wipes.
rinse with water.
use a cotton ball or pad to put straight apple cider vinegar all over my face, especially on break out areas.
let that dry, then moisturize as usual. I use macs lightful deep ultra moisture cream.
I have definitely seen awesome results. Redness is reduced and break outs that I have are a lot smaller and less painful then they were before. This gets rid of breakouts completely for me in about 2-4 days.
Also have noticed less then usual. Pretty good, and I've only been using it for a week.
The key with this stuff is though you HAVE to get the ORGANIC kind. Unfiltered with the 'mother' in it still.
Still only runs you like 5 bucks in the grocery store.
My next move is to get some witch hazel (a really good astringent) and some natural green tea (not the bags from the superstore those have sugar in them). Mix 1 part witch hazel, 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part water and make myself a toner. Put that in a spray bottle, spray your face every night and morning and you will have beautiful clear skin very soon!
Also, for those of you suffering from cellulite
mix 3 parts apple cider vinegar with your favorite massage oil.
gently knead this mixture into the affected area twice a day.
this massage treatment will help to reduce the look of cellulite.