Warning about Apple Cider Vinegar on face!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Ugh. I’ve heard drinking it when really diluted can help with acne, but Ive never heard of putting it directly on your skin. Thats awful 🙁

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MissFemmeFatale:  I’m so sorry that happened to you! 

I’ve used diluted apple cider vinegar on my face with no problems at all, in fact, it felt refreshing.  I’m just not too fond of the smell.  I wonder if you could be allergic to it?

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MissFemmeFatale:  That really sucks but at least you know for next time.

I get really annoyed when I see a natural “remedy” for friggin everything these days. Especially on Pinterest. A lot of it does more harm than good.

Rarely do natural remedies perform better than clinically tested topical medication.

And I still see people saying stuff like “put toothpaste on a zit!”. NO. With all the stuff they put in toothpaste these days (whiteners etc.) it’s silly… the mint can be very drying/irritating, and you can buy a tube of zit cream at any drugstore for under $10.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m with Sunfire on this one. I’ve used it before, and the only thing that bothered me was the smell. It didn’t give me any sensitivity, and I’ve actually got a bit of sensitivity to my skin but not much.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I had a similar reaction to St Ives facial wash. I was recommended it, and after a few seconds my face felt like it was on fire. I washed it off, and large chunks of my skin peeled off with it. the remaining skin was cracked and blistered, like you describe. It sounds like a reaction to the PH to me. Was there any frothing or were there any white bubbles which appeared during the process?

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MissFemmeFatale:  Oh, you poor baby, that sounds so painful. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yikes, so scary.  Fiance was able to burn off worts on his finger using that stuff.  He said it burned like hell, the skin looked dead for a week but the worts came off and never came back.  From then on I kinda of thought that stuff was acid!

 

So sorry hun!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MissFemmeFatale:   Do you think it could be a combination of the tanning (dries skin) or tanning location along with the apple cider vinegar?

If you used apple cider vinegar and diluted it to the degree you describe (50/50 or more) it shouldn’t have enough acid to do what you described. It actually sounds like the apple cidar vinegar reacted with either already dry skin, or something already on your skin. Remember – just because you didn’t put it on today doesn’t mean your skin hasn’t absorbed the lotion.

I’ve used apple cider vinegar in replace of a toner when in a pinch, and it always works great. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MissFemmeFatale:  Did you rinse it off?  I always rinse after using it.  I think it’s too harsh to leave on your skin for very long.  If you left it on all night that could be the problem.

 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@icetea:  FYI, Apple Cider Vinegar *is* acid.

@canarydiamond:  Rarely do natural remedies perform better than clinically tested topical medication.  Tell that to the thousands of women TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has helped have children where Western Medicine could not.  Or take tea tree oil.  In a mild concentration it *will* help reduce acne and kill bacteria.  Full-strength will burn your face.

I’ve used ACV as a toner before; I wasn’t impressed with it but for the people who it works for all the more power to them.

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MissFemmeFatale:  I think you’re right, it’s a chemical burn.  Maybe you should get an appointment with a dermatologist to see if there’s something you can get to heal it quickly. 

Or you could try aloe gel, like the kind you use for sunburns.  Call the doctor first, though.

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