My face has erupted into craters of pimples the last two days! How do I get rid of this new acne?
For those days when your face is erupting unnecessarily like a volcano, pull out your secret Mother Nature overnight acne fighting agent: Apple Cider Vinegar.
Before you try out this remedy, keep in mind that your skin will become irritated by a product with a ph level below 3 and a product with a ph level above 5 will not work because the acid will become neutralized. Apple cider vinegar is acidic with a ph level between 2.9 and 3.3 and salicylic acid has a ph level between 3 and 5.
First, cleanse your face and pat it dry. Then, soak a cotton pad with raw apple cider vinegar and rub it all over your face—focusing on the parts of your face that have pimples. Be forewarned that the apple cider vinegar will sting as your rub it into your skin and the smell is not so great either. Also, once you’ve rubbed it in and it dries, there may be a white puss-like covering over each pimple’s head (very gross I know, but just an fyi before you freak out and head over to Google to self-diagnose!) The white part will eventually dry out and disappear in 10-15 minutes.
Wait about 10 minutes before you go to bed to let the apple cider vinegar soak into your skin and when you wake up the next morning, the pimples on your face will have reduced in size. Repeat the treatment for 2 nights. Apple cider vinegar should ideally only be used as spot treatment for acne. I would not recommend continuously using apple cider vinegar longer than 2 nights in a row because apple cider vinegar has a low ph level and can thus dry out your face and remember, you don’t want your face to be so dry that your skin then starts over-producing oil that leads to more acne!
Alternating between a bentonite clay mask, followed by a coconut oil and water mixture, and finally topping it off with apple cider vinegar for spot treatment, will help you balance the oils in your skin and control your acne naturally for a grand total of $15 and a lifetime of glowing face free of harsh chemicals!