Apple Cider Vinegar for Rosacea has many wonderful properties. It is not only a powerful cleanser but it’s also filled with so much natural goodness that it acts as a great tonic too. When your gut flora becomes unbalanced, your army of soldiers to fight invading forces has been annihilated and this leaves you open to these invaders establishing colonial outposts in your digestive system. These bad guys, like candida albicans, soon settle in and thrive and when they do, they move into the bloodstream and release toxic waste there. This poisons your blood slowly and is usually behind many food sensitivities that rosacea patients complain about.
We want to deal with the source of the problem – not its secondary effects and this is where Apple Cider Vinegar comes into its own. What ends up in your bloodstream comes from your digestive system so we need to get this right.
Make sure that when you purchase your Apple Cider Vinegar for rosacea, that you look for the best type. This will be a good organic brand which contains the “mother apple”. Many processed brands have much of the goodness removed. It’s pretty potent stuff so you have to be prepared for swallowing it, but it’s amazing what you can get used to. I fill up a ‘shot glass’ with apple cider vinegar and pour it into a medium sized glass of filtered water and then scull it down in a hurry. It bites, but it works for me. If you can’t handle sculling it, you may wish to melt some honey into the bottom of the glass first, using hot water, then add the apple cider vinegar and the water. Be careful not to scald the vinegar with the hot water though – you want to keep all that goodness alive for yourself. Worst case scenario – you can buy it in capsule form.
It’s also a good idea to include a probiotic supplement in addition to apple cider vinegar. Probiotics are the opposite to antibiotics – they put good bacteria into your gut. For the same reasons explained for Apple Cider Vinegar above, probiotics will inhibit pathogens from entering and poisoning your bloodstream.
Topical Application for Apple Cider Vinegar for Rosacea Acne
Yes, apple cider vinegar (ACV) is also good for your skin if you wipe it onto your face. The science behind this involves the acidity factory in ACV. Our skin is naturally acidic in nature – it has a pH factor between 4.5 to 6.0 and anything above zero pH means that it is acidic. This acidity of the largest organ in our body is what protects us from damage from external forces such as pollution, free radicals and other harmful substances in the air. When we wash our face with cleansers, we remove this acid protection and it takes time for our skin to replenish it, leaving it exposed to inflammation.
Apple cider vinegar when applied topically as a skin toner, helps protect us from rosacea skin problems at three levels:
- When we drink ACV it is full of goodness and also assists the ‘good bacteria’ in our gut – and a healthy gut means healthy skin
- Apple cider vinegar has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which help protect the skin against inflammatory causing invaders.
- It restores the pH factor to our skin to where it should be. Apple cider vinegar has a pH factor of between 4.5 and 5.5 which is very close to the ideal pH factor which is natural to our skin
Precautions for Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Rosacea
Some people may find that the smell is less than desirable. Apple cider vinegar smells a bit like old smelly socks that you’ve fogotten about. So if you’re planning on socializing or getting close to anyone else, you might like to forget about it until you know you’ll be alone for a while. Applying apple cider vinegar just before going to sleep can be a good time.
In rare situations, apple cider vinegar can cause your skin to purge impurities – which means that your acne rosacea symptoms may get worse before they get better.
If you are planning on using apple cider vinegar for rosacea this way, just be aware that it can increase your sensitivity to sunlight. So if you’re planning on some outdoor activities, make sure you apply some good sunscreen lotion after you apply ACV to your skin.
The best way that I have found to apply apple cider vinegar to my skin, is to use some makeup removal pads. Simply shake the bottle to mix up the ACV, then splash it onto the pads and wipe over your face. If you keep your apple cider vinegar in the refrigerator beforehand, you’ll experience a lovely cooling sensation as you do this.
How To Make Apple Cider Vinegar Toner
- 250ml Filtered water, tap water is also fine.
- 250ml Apple Cider Vinegar, only organic, unfiltered, unpasteurized
- 500ml plastic bottle, to store apple cider vinegar toner
- Buy apple cider vinegar from the market.
- Take a sterilized 500ml bottle. Put 250ml filtered water in it. Now fill it up with apple cider vinegar. You are mixing water and ACV in 1:1 ratio.
- Your apple cider vinegar is ready. Before using shake the bottle well so that the mother of vinegar gets mixed.
Naturopath Explains why Apple Cider Vinegar for Rosacea Works