Only use products on your skin you could also eat.
As it is my aim to use natural products, I started to use Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) as a spot treatment. I read a lot of good stuff about ACV. Mixed with water, it can also be used as a post-shampoo rinse to get rid of dandruff.
The spot treatment is effective. Apple cider vinegar contains a lot of enzymes, minerals, nutrients and beneficial bacteria.
What I do is I pour a little bit of ACV in a spray bottle that I store in my bathroom. In the evening an sometimes in the morning, I spray a little on a Q-tip and cautiously dab it on my pimples. After letting it sit for five to ten minutes (so that it can penetrate the areas), I follow with my moisturizer.
When you look out to buy an ACV, it is important to buy a high quality product. That means it should be raw, organic (you don’t want to put chemicals on your skin) and unpasteurized. If it has a cob-web like formation floating in the bottle, that’s great. It has the so-called “mother”, which is where the good bacteria is contained.
If you can, store your ACV at a cold, dark place. Light can penetrate bottles and destroy all the good stuff of your cosmetics.
*Eine Anmerkung für Europäer (bez. Schweizer): Es findet sich nirgends Apfelweinessig. Wir können nur Apfelessig kaufen, auch im Reformhaus, im Bioladen, der Drogerie ect. Dies ist aber dasselbe, wie ACV.*
A few sources:
Read on about 15 purposes of ACV at MindBodyGreen
- Found out about it in the book “No more dirty looks” (chapter “hair” and “nails”)
- The “Mother” – http://www.bobbyshealthyshop.co.uk/Apple-Cider-Vinegar.php