Saturday, March 13, 2010

Apple Cider Vinegar Sugar Scrub for acne marks and blemishes

Apple Cider Vinegar Sugar Scrub for acne marks and blemishes

Shelf life: Please store in refrigerator immediately after using, stores up to 2 weeks.

***I do not endorse any particular brand of apple cider vinegar, I only use this brand because I like the size of the glass bottle, as it is easy to store in my fridge. Any brand will do, I have used several.***

Stay tuned for other uses for apple cider vinegar, one of which being my FAVORITE hair rinse.

Some fun info:

Apple cider vinegar has alpha hydroxy and amino acids, which are good for skin. Apple Cider vinegar when applied to the skin balances ph of skin, detoxes, and is packed with vitamins which repair and renew skin, while softening. Sugar exfoliates. Honey is a natural humectant (provides moisture), and is a natural antiseptic. Green Tea has anti-aging, and detoxing properties. Lemon lightens naturally (for red acne marks) and smells energizing. Well, in my opinion, it smells energizing. :)

Step 1 Add one teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar (DO NOT use regular vinegar) in a small or medium bowl.

Step 2 Add two teaspoons of already made and cooled organic green tea to the apple cider vinegar. Add a few squirts of real lemon juice (I use it in the bottle form, but you can use a lemon slice if you want, I just never have lemons around).

Step 3 Mix and then add five teaspoons of sugar and mix again.

Step 4 Add one teaspoon of organic honey and then add two more teaspoons of sugar. Mix well.

Step 5 Use your fingers to spread mask on face gently. Apply and gently exfoliate by rubbing in a circular motion. Do this for two to five minutes. Do not scrub hard. Let mask stay on face for about eight to ten minutes.

Step 6 Exfoliate gently while rinsing off. Store any unused mixture in a small glass jar with screw top (how about a clean baby jar?) How cute is that? Label it so no one will eat it! (eww yuck!) and refrigerate, use within 2 weeks.

***I recommend applying a bit of pure aloe vera gel to face and letting it dry and soak into skin afterward. Aloe heals and soothes.***

You can also use apple cider vinegar (acv) as a homemade inexpensive toner for your face, it is good especially for oily skin, but can be used for other types as well. This may help even skin tone and lighten red colored spots left from acne. (This won't lighten over night, but will assist in speeding up the process.) Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons witch hazel. Mix well. Dip cotton ball and apply on face.


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  2. do we have to use honey or can we just use the ACV, sugar, lemon juice, and green tea?

  3. instead of lemon can i use aloe?

    1. No you can either use lemon or apple cider vinegar, because they are both acid based. you could add aloe if you want, but you cant substitute lemon for aloe

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