Today, I’m going to talk about my current daily routine! 🙂
I have been doing this routine for a week (every single morning and night) and I’m so satisfied with what I see for myself! My skin has improved with noticeable changes in such a short period of time.
I found out this remedy last week as I had an event coming up and I need to get rid of my soon-to-be breakouts! I tried the night before the event and to my surprise, no breakouts for the whole week! 🙂
The most unsettling problem in my life has been blackheads (on my nose) and dull complexion. Like I need at least liquid foundation and lip balm before I head out to anywhere to remain confident meeting people. One of the reasons why I don’t look good in photos is mainly because of dull complexion too.
Finally I found this natural facial toner remedy and I love it! My skin tone is more restored and balanced now and blackheads are starting to reduce too yayy! Furthermore, I felt like I have a shield around my face as it helps ward off bacteria.
To cut to the chase, I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar as my facial toner. I would love to share this with all of you out there wishing that it will help change your life for better, especially to those who has uneven skin tone like I do and also to those with acne-prone skin.
Before applying this homemade facial toner, you will need to ensure that your face is exfoliated (once in a while) and cleansed.
So here are the 4 things that you will need:
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
I went to a few grocery stores in my hometown to look for Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar but unfortunately it wasn’t available, like there were only 2 existing brands. I chose the Heinz’s Apple Cider Vinegar and it worked just fine! 🙂
I was looking for Bragg’s ACV because it seems to be the most popular ACV in the health and beauty world. It is even used as a remedy to gain flat-tummy. The Bragg’s is different because it is organic, raw and unfiltered with ‘the mother’ in it, which is why the liquid seems more cloudy and saturated. Meanwhile, the Heinz’s is an ultra-filtered one. Moving on to the next ingredient:
2. Distilled or Filtered Water
Well, I only use boiled room-temperature water.
3. A Syringe
Initially, I used the ACV’s bottle cap to measure the amount of ACV that I wanted. But then I found this syringe at home which is approximate to the amount from the bottle’s cap! I personally think that using a syringe is more relevant because the ACV’s bottle is kinda bulky (no idea why the packaging has to be so bulky) and I never fail to spill them all over by accident. So by using a syringe will prevent the mess and wastage.
4. Cotton Pads
I only use one cotton pad each session 🙂
Got your ingredients and apparatus ready? Let’s get started!
1. First and foremost, determine how saturated you want the solution to be. I have read a few articles and the saturation varies depending on your needs/desires. Usually I would just pour less than one-third (1/3) of water into a short glass (approximately 8 syringe of water as photo shown below). It worked just fine for me.
2. Secondly, one (1) part of ACV is syringed out from its bottle and it is mixed/stirred with the eight (8) parts of water. Proportion of 1:8, which means I like it more diluted, more water compared to ACV.
You can always experiment different proportions until you think it works best for you 🙂 For instance, 1:1, 1:3 or 1:5.
3. Lastly, soak a piece of cotton pad in the solution and apply on your whole face, avoiding the eyes area as it might give you a stingy sensation (you’re not gonna like it). You can use the same cotton pad for another 2-3 times for one session.
And that’s it! You’re done 😀
Oh! Just a friendly reminder, you might not like the smell of Apple Cider Vinegar. I don’t know how to put it into words but pungy maybe? One of the YouTubers said it smells like foot haha! However, the smell will dispersed into thin air in no time, right after you have done applying the solution on your face so no worries 🙂
After the face-toning session, you can apply your daily moisturizer and make-up. As for me, I’m not a moisturizer person (because I don’t like the sticky feeling) and I would apply make-up straight on.
If you don’t like it that way, you can always rinse your face first before applying moisturizer and make-up.
That’s it for today! 🙂
Have fun trying and hopefully it helps!
Have a good day, xoxo.