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Getting Rid of Acne Scars With Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar

Acne scars could be really unattractive and unappealing on your face and they can have bad consequences, therefore getting rid of them should be an utmost concern for you. Acne scars can be really painful as well, because they are inflamed and have bacterial and dust particles in them. This can surely make the life of your skin miserable.

So far, there has been no better cure then the natural ones to get rid of your acne scars. The application of baking soda and apple cider vinegar works quite well for the removal of these scars. If you are a biologist, you might think that this idea is crazy and that it wouldn’t have any effect on you, however it does show results and works as well as anything else. You have to know how this treatment works for you though, before applying several applications.

Applying baking soda & apple cider vinegar is an old method for getting rid of acne scars and there have been a lot of people that have gotten average to moderate success with it.The benefits of baking soda & apple cider vinegar treatment are that they have potentially less risk of showing side effects and you don’t even have to consider spending a lot of money on them. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar are typical household items that can be purchased in your local grocery store.

The way this works is that the baking soda acts as a softening agent for the tissues and cells of your skin. When you apply the baking soda the top layer of skin which is composed of dead cells and infections is going to fall off, making room for the new layer to take over. This is referred to as exfoliation, meaning the process of removing the top layers of skin, bringing the healthy, unaffected layers of skin to the surface. This is pretty much the same as the laser scar treatment method, only that it gets rid of your acne scars naturally.

The apple cider vinegar acts as a toner and astringent. Studies claim that when applied to the skin, apple cider vinegar acne treatments work because apple cider vinegar is rich in alpha-hydroxy acids, helping to dissolve fatty deposits on the skin’s surface and reducing scaly conditions, promoting a softer, smoother appearance. It reduces swelling and helps dry the affected area.

Be warned that when applied directly to the skin it doesn’t smell great so it’s best to use it at night before going to bed and then wash it off in the morning.It is important that you test your skin’s sensitivity to apple cider vinegar before use. Put a little under your chin and leave it for 15 minutes or so. If you have no reaction then you are probably not allergic. You can apply apple cider vinegar directly on your acne skin, But if you find it too strong for your skin type, you can try mixing it with water, starting with a low amount of vinegar and then increasing the ratio. For a start go with a 5:1 ratio and move it up to as your skin gets accustomed to it. You may experience a little redness and some tingling. If you experience any burning then rinse the apple cider vinigar off your skin and reduce the apple cider vinegar in the mix until you find the strength that is right for you.

Here are the basic steps to using this treatment. First, for your cleansing and exfoliating, mix a couple of teaspoons of baking soda with a few drops of cold water and massage lightly into the skin. To tone afterwards, mix apple cider vinegar half and half with water and apply with a cotton ball.

An additional soother is to follow this with an application of coconut oil or vitamin E to soothe and soften. The baking soda really cleans the skin while removing excess oils and dead skin cells. The apple cider vinegar is nourishing and closes the pores, and the coconut oil or vitamin E softens and nourishes at the same time.

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