Organic vs. Regular Skincare
I'll admit it - I love a good skincare product. More and more I've become aware of what goes into the products that I put on my skin, and am trying to keep it organic where I can.
After running out of my usual MAC skin brightening toner, I decided to do some research and apple cider vinegar kept coming up. I've heard a lot about ACV and will often add a tablespoon to warm water as a morning detox. But I'd never tried it on my skin as a toner.
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar toner is known to balance the sin's natural pH, lighten sun and age spots, improve acne and remove excess oil and dead skin cells. After using it twice a day for a week, I am sold! The acidic smell takes a bit to get used to, but my skin is noticeably brighter and feels firmer. I did break out a bit the first few days as it cleared all of the old dirt and oil from my skin.
If you want to try this yourself, here is my recipe:
DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Toner:
- Mix 1 part ACV with 2 parts filtered water
- For sensitive skin, mix 1 part ACV with 4 parts filtered water
- With a cotton ball, gently rub over clean skin
- Follow with your normal moisturizer
- Toner can be stored in your medicine cabinet
Don't Forget To Moisturize
If you are looking for a good organic moisturizer for fall, I highly recommend organic coconut oil. Don't let the oil part of it scare you, it's perfect for cold weather hydration! Your skin soaks it up and you will wake up with instantly softer skin that over time will have a more even tone and less redness. It's also great for chapped lips or as a natural conditioner for hair.