Keep in mind that acne is a very common problem for both teenagers and adults. The advice given here isn’t meant to replace any kind of advice from a medical professional. Rather it’s based on personal experience and other people’s experience in trying to find effective treatments for acne. Something to always keep in mind is that very often caused by both internal and external problems. Many things can have an impact on acne including hormones, diet, stress and other factors. People usually have some level of success with some sort of external treatment on the outside of the body. One home treatment for acne which lot of people report having success is using apple cider vinegar. This might sound a bit odd to some people but when you understand how the skin works and how apple cider vinegar can help it actually makes sense. Your skin has a natural PH level to it where your skin is slightly acidic.
This is done to help ward of dangerous microorganisms such as bacteria which can possibly cause problems. Many things can disrupt the PH level and disturb the natural oil on your skin such as applying or removing makeup, washing your face too often, and other factors. The lack of protective oil then makes it easier for bacteria to get into the pores and cause you to develop pimples and acne. Apple cider vinegar is believed to be able to help with this since it it acts as a natural toner and it’s acidic to an extent which can discourage the growth of bacteria. Along with this it can help balance your skins natural PH levels to a slightly more acidic state to help protect it better from infections. One thing to keep in mind if you decide to use apple cider vinegar and see if it helps with your acne is that organic vinegar is usually better. Most any sort of vinegar will most likely work but organic vinegar usually tends to be full of more nutrients and trace minerals such as copper, iron, sulfur, magnesium and other nutrients which are good for the body.
Along with this some types of vinegar can have additives which aren’t always good for the body or skin. The other thing to keep in mind is that vinegar is acidic by nature. While most people don’t find it to bother their skin some people especially those with sensitive skin might have a problem. So usually it’s best to always be safe and first dilute it with a 1:1 ratio. Use an equal amount of water to dilute any vinegar. Also it is best to test it on your skin first on a small area for using it on a larger area. Be especially careful if applying it near your eyes, nose or mouth. People seem to find the biggest benefit when the vinegar is applied, allowed to dry and then they go to bed and wash it off in the morning. This is the kind of thing you will want to do on a consistent basis for at least two weeks or so to see if you have any results. Remember that there usually isn’t a fix all for everyone but some acne remedies tend to work for more people than others. Always be safe and seek professional help if need be.
The last thing to mention also as mentioned earlier is that acne can be both an internal and external problem as well. If you suffer from acne especially any type of adult acne you may want to consider experimenting with changes in diet to see if that has any positive effect on your acne as well.