Today, I wanted to share my experience testing an Apple Cider Vinegar Toner on my face.
I never really used toner for my face before. The one time I did try a toner, it dried my face out quite a bit. In fact, the toner made my face burn. After that, I never used it again.
Lately, I have been breaking-out a lot on my chin and my pores seemed amplified when I apply foundation.
Before, I never truly knew what the purpose of toner was. I had read a bit about how toner removes dirt, closes pores and helps in removing makeup, and thought it might help in making my pores look smaller and prevent these recent break-outs.
Here is what I used. I made a small batch just to be able to try it.
Apple Cider Vinegar Skin Toner
- 4 TBSP Organic Unfiltered Apple Cider (unfiltered is best because it contains the “mother”, a collection of cellulose and acetic acid bacteria. This is what turns alcohol into vinegar)
- 8 TBSP Filtered Water
- Cotton Balls (to apply)
After washing and cleansing my face, I completely saturated a cotton ball then squeezed out the excess.
I applied the ACV toner on my biggest problem areas (chin), then in areas that typically accumulate the most oil (Forehead and nose), and ultimately around my whole face.
I just let the concoction dry on my face and applied my normal face lotion.
So far, I’m pretty impressed. I don’t seem to be getting anymore pimples (they started to be a daily occurrence).
I wasn’t sure if it was actually making my pores smaller, but here is a side by side picture.
I don’t know about you, but my pores look smaller to me. This picture was taken within minutes of applying the toner. What do you think?
With not having a lot of experience using toner, I want to do a comparison of the ACV toner vs. a good store bought product.
I’ve been researching toners to purchase in order to compare.
Is there a toner that you use that you particularly like?
Let me know. Depending on the response, I may try your suggestion and post it in a later post.
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