The day was cloudy, and humid I had just finished running errands. I had been craving a strawberry smoothie with coconut milk. I walked into the nearest Starbucks and was greeted by this cute, young girl no older than eighteen at the counter. As I went to pick up my drink she asked me how old I was. Once I told her a wave of shock washed over her face. I smiled sheepishly trying to take in the compliment. She started asking me questions about my beauty routine, because she was trying to get rid of her acne. I told her the best thing to get rid of her acne is apple cider vinegar.
Whenever I tell people this I get a very strange reaction. I swear people think I’m lying to them on purpose. She tilts her head slightly in confusion and says, “Seriously?” I told her apple cider vinegar has single handedly cleared my face, better than any product on the market. So of course her follow up question is how do you use it?
Apple Cider Vinegar Facewash Routine
1 bottle of diluted apple cider vinegar
1 bottle of preferred face wash ( I use Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit face wash)
A clean towel
Your preferred brand of face lotion/cream ( I use St. Ives Timeless Skin)
I always start by splashing my face with warm water. Then I take my face wash and apply it on my breakout areas, in a circular motion. I let my face wash sit for about 30 seconds then rinse it off with warm water and pat my face dry with a clean towel. Now, here is the most important step, I take a cotton ball and pour apple cider vinegar on it. I then dab it on my breakout areas. The first time you do this it may sting a little. If it stings too much dilute the apple cider vinegar with water. Leave the apple cider vinegar on until it dries. I know you’ll smell like vinegar for a bit but once it dries the smell goes away, promise. Finally you apply your preferred face cream (I use St. Ives Timeless Skin), since your face will feel extremely dry if you don’t moisturize it. I want to end this by saying that this my personal face wash routine and I have very oily skin. So I would only recommend this to people with oily skin. If this routine works for you and you have normal or dry skin please comment below.