Vinegar helps acne?

JayneeJaynee Posts: 2,039Registered Users Curl Neophyte
I know we've had lots of acne posts lately, but this is a topic I havent seen discussed. I'm suddenly having major issues with acne on my back. I haven't had this problem in years and with my wedding exactly 2 months away I'm starting to stress about it. I just did a quick google search and came up with a couple of different sources saying that vinegar cured their bacne. Does anyone have experience with this? I'm going to give it a try diluted in a spray bottle with water and a little tea tree oil since that was one way that was recommended, but I'd love to hear if anyone has had success with this.


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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,754Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I heard from a Mac makeup artist that ACV cured her (facial) acne.
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,259Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Vinegar was one of the many many things I tried over the years I suffered with acne. It didn't help.
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  • Lotsa loopsLotsa loops Posts: 130Registered Users
    I've struggled with severe acne for years, and the only things that's worked has been topical creams prescribed by a doctor. Good luck in your wedding!
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  • JayneeJaynee Posts: 2,039Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Well, I've been using the vinegar spray (50/50 ACV and water) all week (4 days I think), and so far I don't have any new blemishes on my back! I'm also using benzoyl peroxide at night and a salicylic acid body wash in the morning. It could be a coincidence and who knows if it will stay this way, but I'm going to continue it and see how it goes.

  • pedahehpedaheh Posts: 4,812Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    On makeupalley.com there are lots of reviews for brags apple cider vinegar as a toner (diluted, I believe). You should find good info there. I'll add the link, but you may need to be a member to view it. Membership is free.
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  • Nw_glam503Nw_glam503 Posts: 2Registered Users
    Glycolic acid peels work great for face and body.....use for six weeks and then off for six weeks and so on.....but check it out or ask a skin care professional about the pros and cons.....

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  • JayneeJaynee Posts: 2,039Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I just wanted to update in case anyone else can be helped by this. I gave up the vinegar; it was too stinky and wasn't really helping. But, 2 or 3 weeks ago I started taking sea salt baths just about every night and I haven't had a new blemish in over a week! The skin on my back is smooth and while there are still lots of visible scars, there are no red bumps. Finally!

  • fetusfetus Posts: 100Registered Users
    I'm trying out a diluted ACV toner right now. Haven't noticed any difference yet. I will definitely try out the sea salt baths!
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