It sounds like what you have is pasteurized apple cider vinegar, which isn’t raw. It can be used as Facial Toner, i never knew. i hope I’m not making any mistakes. Hi Rylie! I have more comedone and clogged pore. For forst week i tried 2:1 Water:ACV and second week i tried 1:1 should i tried more combination or cqn can i add sweet almond oil drops to my toner itself ? Thanks:). You can add some drops of essential oil to change up the smell, but – I’m a fan of ACV and don’t know of any other naturally raw and fermented products that will have the same effect. Thanks! Hey Noelle! If you have really oily skin I recommend it ! On day five, a pimple appeared. Took two months before seeing good result. Hi Noelle. Alas, my skin looks the same, and Day 2 of using ACV as toner commences. I still use it every day to freshen up my skin during the day or after I wash my face with coconut oil. Can I ask how long it can take before one starts seeing results with this toner? haha I will be patiently and see how it all go by slowly trying on the exfoliation and your homemade facial mask and also see if I need to change to another oil. I have used a Rooibos toner from South Africa before and Ioved the soft brightening effect on my complexion it gave. Unfiltered and “with the mother” is perfect! awesome, thanks for the super-quick response, noelle! I would definitely give the toner a try. Using 1/4 cup measurement, my recipe is usually 1/4 cup ACV and 2 parts (1/4 cup + 1/4 cup = 1/2 cup) water. I’m going to try using manuka honey in the morning and then the ACV after and throughout the day, and then coconut oil And the Acv before going to bed, do you think using manuka honey might be too much to the routine you described? Apple Cider Vinegar is amazing! Tablespoons? Annette, it means a portion of whatever measurement you choose. It’s helped my skin not be so dry. I only can really recommend the unprocessed, unfiltered ACV because some of the nutrients/benefits are lost in further processing. So glad it worked out well for you! and another question is, since i have an oily skin, will adding essential oil (e.g. It worked pretty well—but I couldn't get past the smell. Hii, Hope that helps! The smell was tough to handle ... but it is vinegar after all. I’m 21 now and feel like acne should be better than it was when I was still a teen, but it’s stubborn and flares up when I’m sweaty in the summer time and again badly when college classes and homework pick up again. On the first application, my skin began to tingle and the smell of the apple cider vinegar rubbed all over my face was absolutely unbearable. I had had to go off of antibiotics for blood tests and thought the topical they prescribed was causing the scalding. Definitely recommend diluting it according to the post above! I recommend unfiltered apple cider vinegar, which is why I recommend the Bragg’s brand. Nice Blog, provides great ideas about how to take care of your beauty. Witch hazel is great as a toner. Hi Daryl! Apple Cider Vinegar Toner Directions: 1) Pour 1 part Organic Raw Apple Cidar Vinegar into a glass jar, bottle or container. Hi..I m gng to try it right nw hoping for the positive result…. And if I do use the toner afterwards is there a need for moisturizer? They cannot even see how little they know, just like they could not see it two hundred years ago. You can! I understand it now. I would probably keep it for about 30-45 days. Get access to my step-by-step video tutorial, which shows you how to clean your face with coconut oil and use other products like toners, moisturizers, and exfoliators in your routine! i think it depends on the type of ACV you’re using. However, my skin is very very oily, so I know that I need a moisturizer to use after, but I am unsure of a natural moisturizer that would work well. I have recently been starting to break out more thanks to warm weather and school. After getting off Proactiv my skin went crazy. I use the ACV toner anywhere I feel I need it! Have you read anything about making your own vitamin C serum? I’m darker skinned. It’ll be my first time to try so there are things that I’m not sure if it’s okay. I cleanse with oil every evening. The good news is, it doesn’t go bad! if it’s ok to apply the toner in the morning, will the heat of the sun aggravate the “smell” of the cider through the production of sweat and oil on your skin? I use filters for shower and drinking, and cooking water. Mix all these ingredients and store the mixture in a spray bottle. I was wondering if it’s alright to apply the toner with my hands if i am out of cotton balls? The thing is the tree tree oil smell seems to dissipate quickly leaving the apple cider smell as strong as ever. Do I cleanse my face, then use the ACV and then apply my moisturizer? It wasn’t exactly painful, in fact it felt the way that some face masks have made me feel in the past—hot and tingly. My question is how long does it last? Losing hope to see my charmed fresh skin again. would you use coconut oil to cleanse at night and toner afterwards? I use this jojoba oil and I use this coconut oil. I can tell you that the ingredients in the ACV are very basic, and if you were using a toner before and didn’t break out I doubt you are reacting to this toner recipe. Should the brand of the APV has to be Braggs? Make sure to gently exfoliate using the baking soda, and then wait until your face dries to apply the apple cider vinegar toner. I tried this DIY Toner as soon I finished reading this vlog. Every morning and night, apply a liberal amount of cold pressed coconut oil to my face and rub it in well. To see the results like this from something so natural and simple like this has me amazed! When I wake up in the morning, you can actually fry on my face. Please follow recommended amounts in the recipe for adding essential oils. ???? I read that once you stop using those products, it takes about a month for your hair to balance on it’s own, and sure enough, it did! thanks x. Although not its primary use, this grocery store find can help even out your skin’s pH balance, which is vital for having healthy, glowing skin. Any hints or tips to clear the scars on my face would be lovely. Let me know how it goes! Hi Isha! I tried your recipe for ACV toner and I LOVE IT!!!! At night, I. I link to the one I recommend in the post above. And it is okay to use Lipton green tea as brewed green tea on toner? The smell does go away once it dries, so it really only lasts a few minutes. As I have sensitive skin, can you advise if I should use it again or avoid using. My face is more glowing and my acne scar are disappeared a bit more. I use the oily skin ratio and trust me, i’ve loved nothing better. Thank you so much for keeping in touch and for being a part of the movement! Thanks! If you were to use a tablespoon, you’d use one tablespoon apple cider vinegar, and four tablespoons water. Hope that helps! Hey wondering does it matter if the acv has to be dillouted as ive been just applying on from the bottle as I’m hoping I’ll see a stronger and quicker improvement for my skin. Only YOU know your face best, so I encourage you to experiment and see what works well for your skin. Hope that helps! In less than two weeks, my cystic acne was 80% better and it was bad. Its so wonderful to be able to wear a tank top and not be self conscience! I would recommend spot testing it on your skin to see if it works for you. My routine is now painfully simple. SO smart, Joelyn! I forgot,I also did an extensive detox regimen, especially heavy metal detox. Yes, definitely… as discussed in the article, I only recommend raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. I applied the toner twice a day and this did not make my skin better as it made it worse. And what moisturizer/sun block do you use during the day? Previously, I made lime toner & my skin dried out a bit. There’s really no limit, and since everyone’s skin is different – it need will be different for different people. I will let you know how it goes as I have sensitive skin, hi! Xx. . SO many uses for ACV. I’ve tried it and it works. After, and whenever you need refresh! I’ve never personally tried diluting it with rose water, but I do think it could be a good option for some people. While you can't use ACV as a soap replacement, you can use it as a cleansing toner for your skin. I have bought apple cider yesterday so it is a first day I have used for so how long will I see the result. I have been working a lot more in the skincare industry since joining Beautycounter, and there are a lot of treatments (like our Charcoal Mask or Overnight Resurfacing Peel) that causes the same tingling. You can apply it with a cotton swab, or spray on your face. If it’s working well, keep at it! And if your breakouts get real bad, you can add a little lemon juice to the honey before you put it on your face. I wouldn’t recommend putting this on your hands and then applying to your face. . And, can I use the apple cider vinegar after I face wash at night? JL, that’s amazing! I considered myself as plain Jane… ie no make up. I hear just zinc (like diaper cream) works too. It is simple and easy to make apple cider vinegar facial toner at home. Or should one just splash their face with water then use this? Does it eventually go bad? Hi Noelle I have been using this concoction for quite a while now. i’d be honored to extract, distill & vitamix fun words with you. My skin had never been this glowing, my friends are positively commenting. It also had a 5%acidity. Before read these article I was using unfiltered acv I did not dilute the acv but I didn’t experience any red or itching on my face. Hi Noelle, if I do a coconut oil face wash and use the ACV Toner, in what order should I use them? While I haven’t found this to be true personally (because I don’t currently have any dark spots), some people have had success with it fading dark spots. While all of this has helped quite a bit, my skin was still breaking out some. Check out my other post How to Clean Your Face With Coconut Oil. – Essential oils (Like lavender or tea tree). I’ve been using ACV as a toner without diluting it for several weeks and LOVE IT. Many. I have a question about the use of hydrosols in place of filtered water. Hi Mary! Never tried that personally. Raw honey in naturally hydrating to the skin and has anti-bacterial properties, which is what makes it a great skin cleanser. Can i mix Acv with aloe vera ge,i have sensitive and dry skin. Does this still works ? ACV helps in removing skin toxin … I recommend using something like a safe SOS spot treatment when breakouts do occur (occasional breakouts can happen because of stress, diet, hormones, etc.). You’ll find that this Apple Cider Vinegar Toner will improve overall skin complexion, plus help lighten those stubborn sun spots and even out skin tone. . Thanks for sharing your experience. How long will this last in the bottle? I began using an ACV toner about 3 months ago in addition to the oil cleanse after reading something on pinterest. But, the toner you are making with the rosewater should be sufficient, and you don’t need to sprits with rosewater after that. If you try to use toner with makeup on, it will remove it. Seriously, I would pay a million dollars for this stuff and it’s essentially Densyn. Make sure you read the ingredients on the one you buy – many include alcohol and other additives. I checked the ingredients and it said that it is made with juiced apples and diluted with water. Horrible acne for most if my life (puberty) nothing ever cleared me completely. can I use facial mask after use acv as a toner? Toners are a must before using cleansers to remove dirt, makeup and to maintain the pH level of skin. Essential oils are just an added bonus – the benefits come from the ACV. Could I add aloe vera to this mix? Hope that helps! Hey I have the Natural ACV,I don’t get the one ur talking abt here at stores.So can i use natural ACV? I just felt so embarrassing. Oh, and let me say you look fantastic Noelle. Hopefully my skin will like it , Deepali – Got it! I have learned so much from reading your posts on ACV/Coconut Oil. Hi! . Hi Veronica! . Hi Vishali! Hi Noelle, I think I have oily skin, so I tried a ratio of 1:1 and after my first day, I felt that my face gets greasy sooner than before. Hi Noelle, do you think it’s alright to replace the water with fresh cucumber juice? Every skin is different. If you’re unsure about it, I would clean out the bottle you are using with hot water and soap, rinse thoroughly, and make a new bottle. hi i have been using an acv & rose water toner plus homemade moisturiser for a while now and although my skin feels smoother and ive had no large spots (had a spell of adult acne) on close inspection my pores appear as liads and loads of tine blackheads! And also the filtered water is that mean drinking water? More Power to you. And is it okay not to rinse after? Also–I used lavender oil in mine and applying it before bed… man I really think I’ve been getting some quality sleep! Beautiful name. The toner doesn’t strip the benefits whatsoever. But i will try to find the raw and unfilter after i finish it. If it does, then it MIGHT be the new cleanser. Do I use a cups or tsp? That’s awesome news. I mix 2 tablespoon of acv with 2 tablespoon water then 2 tsp of lemon , 2 tablespoon of green tea , 1 tsp of castor oil . ?..but it really doesn’work…. I have a severely depleted imune system and a bit due to Graves disease and rejection of a titanium plate put in my back last year. I find that my skin is a little dry after I use the toner (I did the ratio for sensitive skin). I was reading this post about the ACV toner and did not see anything on how to apply it? Be careful with your ratios, however – as lemon juice has citric acid. In the morning, I recommend just simply using some water and wash cloth like the Norwex cloth. I use vitamin c serum usually in the morning before putting sun protection and moisturiser. Bottled water is fine. I would like to know if you’re using the ACV on your skin right after you wash your face using the coconut oil and if so, do you moisturize using the coconut oil again? Here’s a suggestion – instead of using a cotton pad just use the corner of your face cloth. … So far I quite happy that my skin is getting clearer, but the only thing is the bigger pores got me into concerned. I would like to try this method i do have a combination skin so i was thinking if its alright to use 1part ACV and 2 or 4 parts of water? And last tow week ago i have been staring using oats and almond powder to wash my face once in a day. You can also put it in a spray bottle and lightly spritz it on your face! Dark circles aside, today is the first day I’ve had a breakout since switching to an ACV toner. I have super sensitive oily skin. Let it dry before going outside and exposing your skin to the sun. Hi Lindsayy! No. 4.2 out of 5 stars 443. I work far from home and commuting in summer in Egypt is horrible. If coconut oil is working for you – keep doing it! Hi Monica! I have’nt tried it but. Marilyn La Jeunesse, I didn’t think a week was long enough to consider a toner product "successful." Would you recommend I have to use all for steps.. Clean… Tones…. and if either alone with water? Thanks. As Noelle said you should only cleanse with oil once per day. Thank you. To be expected? However I noticed my pores are getting slightly bigger, which I don’t get it. you shouldn’t need to wash your face with this method more than once a day. Hi! It may be doing that because your skin is going through a detox reaction, or it may be because your skin is reacting to the ACV. It will not stop perspiring. But unfortunately, I cant seem to see one here on my area and I only had the filtered one. I personally do not moisturize afterwards. I would use it with caution as it’s an astringent and a bit more “rough” on the skin. He HATES the smell. I would give it a bit more time before making a final assessment. It’s also great to do it throughout the day (if you don’t apply makeup) to “freshen up.” Allow the toner to complete dry (5-6 minutes) before applying makeup, or moisturizer. Let me know how the ACV toner works! That recipe sounds fine! Marilyn La Jeunesse. that is contraindicated to certain topical treatments. to get INSIDER's favorite stories straight to your inbox. I’m not sure about the dark patches or burns, as I have no experience in that area and have never heard of that kind of reaction. Hopefully the new antibiotic will kill the staff and I will never use raw cocoa butter on my face again. I am not a very good English speaker so before I try this I just thought I’d ask first. I had started noticing the tell tail signs of fine lines at my mouth and eyes and went on a mission to find the miracle prevention and found coconut oil. USA Made by Hello Cider. But, I did see a significant reduction dark marks and acne scars and, overall, my skin did seem healthier the week I used ACV toner. Red, highly irritated skin and painful burning is not. My skin felt softer, but I wasn’t positive. Hello, Just please use the ratios as per the recipe above. and will the acv help even if it’s filtered? My dermatologist pronounced my skin “glowing!”. But after using it in a month, the oil was gone and I notice that my face whitens so I kept doing it since I thought it would be the answer to my oily-acne-prone face until on my 2nd month, here’s the oily face again and then breakouts more than I did before like almost everyday there’s a new pimps on my face. I did 4:1 vinegar to water as recommended. Please share your inputs if I need to change anything.. And how do I determine if I need to modify the ratio? Actually this might be my first time to use a toner. I don’t have a filter. 2) Add 2 parts distilled or filtered water. 2 tbsp. I have one question. Can I use a hydrating face wash before toning with ACV? The unfiltered ACV still contains “the mother” and has all the beneficial enzymes and vitamins still in the vinegar. Let me know how it goes! How much of the rose water should go into the recipe? I’m not sure what your question is here. I just want to share my 2 cents on this wonderful toner. hey Noelle, i am fairly new to your blog, but so far i am loving it!!! Is ACV a preservative in itself? Is there anyway to put too much oils or is it a bad thing if I load up the toner w/ oils? How long does this keep for if you just use ACV, water, and tea tree oil? Giving this a try with chamomile and green tea Fantastic! I found this post while researching skin brighteners/toners, and I just wanted to comment about a few people who mentioned adding lemon juice, and someone who mentioned dark spots. And one thing i notice while applying sometimes my eyes hurt for 10-20 second and i have a normal clear skin but i have some marks or we can say some sport (not pimples but if i touced my skin some time i can feel them while touching) that i can see only when i m very near to mirror. But I don’t like the smell so I put in a few drops of tea tree oil. Thanks! It might be “purging” some excess toxins for a few days. Do I still have to rinse if off after a couple of minutes and is it advisable to use it in everyday? i don’t really use a toner, so i’m thinking of using it only every night? Thanks for the tip Noelle. I do use coconut oil, and then the toner at night. thanx!! Hi there, I’ve used just straight ACV as a toner in the past by spritzing it on my face, but then followed up right away with a homemade moisturizer. Well, it felt like mild burning! And when you say one part ACV and four parts water, what are you using? My skin can be categorized as combination or sensitive – or at least that’s what I think. I had heard a bit about ACV as a toner and have listened to almost every episode of your and Stefani’s podcast, so when I found this post I knew I had to try it. It always goes right after cleansing! , Start with the most sensitive ratio, and work up depending on how your skin reacts. Have you found that this makes your skin quite red at all? So far so good except I HATE the smell :(, is there anything I can do to counter act the sent so my face doesn’t smell like a salad? I think the scrub you mentioned sounds great! Hi Nicole! Thanks in advance for your reply! Please test a small area of your skin for a few days using the sensitive skin ratio to see if it does. That is AWESOME! That would be washing your face twice? Sorry about that. Anyway, after all that explanation, for my face, I did a mix of 1 to 2 ACV and distilled water, plus Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid powder). If it’s not working for you, stop using it. As a skin care junkie, I’m always interested in trying new products or methods and techniques, so when I heard my coworker mention how apple cider vinegar toner […] I made a huge batch and have been using it for about a month now and have noticed a film in the solution. Let me know how it goes! , which recommends mixing one part ACV with one part water for people with oily skin. Please let me know how it goes! Because I think what I was able to buy was not the unfiltered kind of apple cider vinegar. Hi Erin – thanks so much for your support! YES! Anyway, I still can’t find in our local supermarket the ACV with the mother so the one I’m using is the filtered ACV. Before putting the acv mixture, can i still use eskinol facial cleanser? Then, see how your skin does! slash which do you use *in place of water* as opposed to *in addition to already diluted ACV*? Those steps exactly, preferable with safe, anti-aging active ingredients. Will the raw unfiltered acv clog a spray bottle? Thank you! Appreciate your comments! You can aboslutely use this as an all-over body toner, and can put it in a spray bottle to refresh. Hi can I add grape seed oil with the.acv toner?thank you. I am hesitant to try because I am worried that it will make the spots even darker. Hope that helps! It is normal to still have some breakouts. New to this blog but was trying to find info online on why my natural toner developed a “scoby” (a Mother) after 6 months or so. Nevertheless, I hide away my favorite facial products and breakout a giant 64 ounce bottle of apple cider vinegar. Just wait for the toner to dry and you’re good to go! I had no idea they had bottles at Costco! it is safe to use pure? It will not clog a spray bottle. Do they have different effects? Hope that helps a bit! You can mix whatever you want. . I recommend going with the option for sensitive skin first, and seeing how you do. I have been using Argan oil to cleanse my face. Have you done any work “inside” your body regarding your skin issues? I also use Dr. Bronner’s (the liquid kind) as dish soap, and I use it in my homemade laundry detergent and homemade toothpaste recipe. However, it really all depends on your skin and what works best for you. Acv is great but it should be used in combination with other great products. My diet has suffered a bit in the mast few months but I am getting back on track; I’m sure that will help a bit. I have used the ACV twice now and love it so far! The cystic acne is almost completely gone, just as long as I keep up the routine. I tried their cream, spf……. I don’t recommend using raw apple cider vinegar on your skin without diluting it. Hi Aliza! Or do I wait for the tea to cool down before mixing the two? It should have read “add brewed tea” and then “add hydrosol or essential oils”, as the information about adding hydrosols was combined with essential oils. I been using regular vinegar at a ratio of two tablespoons per QT of water. Thank you.. have a good day.. Hi, may I know does it need to be kept in refrigerator? I stopped using shampoo and conditioner several months ago and noticed a great change in my hair. I am feeling the difference when applying no chemicals on my face. Am I causing harm? Love from Hong Kong! I like it. I kept it sealed in an aluminum spray container and awY from heat and sun. I use it in the mornings after shower and in the night right before bed. In your view,will such vinegar be as effective as the one mentioned in this article ? Hi, I was wondering if I could mix a little bit of Apple cider vinegar with my moisturizer? Instead, you should cut it with water or even herbal tea to protect your skin. Instead, just use a cotton ball or pad and rub it on that way. Try keeping a journal of foods you eat, and note how your skin reacts. I can handle the smell in salad dressing… I just don’t really like it on my face. Apple Cider Vinegar Toner. Until then – yes, I would try out the filtered apple cider vinegar. Hope that helps! Hope that helps! I was diagnosed with endometriosis, and PCOS. Apple cider vinegar is so very useful and help in many ways….Thanks a lot for posting the benefits and uses of ACV. I didn’t really get what this sentence mean “Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 4 parts water” Hi Misha! Great article, I also love using apple cider vinegar on my skin and feel it has made a huge improvement to my skin tone. Hope that helps! Would the ACV toner be beneficial for dry skin and help wrinkles? Usually, I don’t suffer from acne, except the once a month loner here and there on my face, however, since I’ve been using AVC toner my skin has gotten brighter, even toned, and glowing. Does your face have to wet or dry when you apply the toner? It all depends if it works for you! He claims coconut oil is a preservative and clogs poors thereby causes black heads. It could be the rose water.