Apple Cider Vinegar Toner Recipe For Acne Scars, Skin Whitening, Wrinkles – This Ayurvedic toner makes use of two exceptionally potent ingredients that are often used in most ayurvedic skin lightening and brightening oils and anti ageing creams.
The use of these two herbs evidently help maintain a balance between anti-ageing and skin lightening effects, which makes this toner absolutely perfect.
You can make your own ACV with my Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe Here or make use of any store bought ACV (Reputed brands like Bragg’s) for this recipe.
Before i talk more about this topic, i just wanted to remind you that all recipes on PB are tried and tested on my normal-sensitive skin before recommending on my blog.
Also, Wish You All A Very Happy New Year 2021 🙂
The two herbs that we are going to use are Licorice And Ashwagandha(Indian Winter Cherry or Indian Ginseng)
Ashwagandha For Face – Benefits
Ashwagandha helps treat acne and prevent new pimples because of its antimicrobial properties. This herb does deep cleanse the skin off microbes, grime and other impurities while also, moisturise even dry skin.
Whether it is inflamed or irritated skin, ashwagandha does a great job in soothing and healing problem skin.
It also provides anti-ageing benefits by encouraging collagen production, thereby preventing fine lines and wrinkles.
Ashwagandha improves skin tone and elasticity which eventually helps in maintaining your skin’s youthful look.
The ability of ashwagandha to reduce anxiety and stress indirectly helps in nourishing healthy skin with brighter and clear complexion.
Licorice Root Powder
Licorice root powder is one of my favourites for brighter looking skin. It gives visible results in fading scars, dark spots and pigmentation.
i will skip repeating the same things again to avoid a needless mess and keep things simple. Check out the above linked articles for more detailed information and tips.
Apple Cider Vinegar
ACV contains antioxidants and has Anti-inflammatory, Anti-fungal, Anti-bacterial properties to it.
The acetic acid and alpha hydroxy acids in apple cider vinegar like citric acid prevent the pores from getting clogged and thus stave off new pimples and acne scars.
It does exfoliate dead skin cells and hence works to eliminate acne breakouts and blackheads.
It does keep the outer layer of the skin defence healthy by effectively restoring the pH of the skin.
Do a patch test with diluted apple cider vinegar before using it on your whole face especially if you have sensitive skin, rosecea or dry skin conditions like Eczema.
Remember that every skin has a different tolerance level to acidic products. So please adjust the recipe as per your needs.
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner Recipe
Net Volume – 100 ML
- Water – 250 ML
- Ashwagandha – 1 Teaspoon
- Liquorice – 1 Teaspoon
- Apple cider vinegar – 1/2 Tablespoon
- Essential oil – 4 drops (Lavender or Chamomile)
I did not use essential oils at all but if you are sensitive to smell or need extra soothing, then feel free to add 4-5 drops of calming essential oils to this tone.
Mix 1 teaspoon of ashwagandha and licorice root powder in 250 ml of water.
Bring this mixture to a boil and then, reduce the flame.
Slow cook until there is only half of the original volume left.
Once the volume is reduced to half, switch off the flame.
Strain the Licorice and Ashwagandha decoction and let the mixture cool down completely.
Finally, Add half a tablespoon to 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to it.
I am only adding half a tablespoon to make this toner as i have sensitive skin. Add ACV according to your skin tolerance.
If this is your first time using apple cider vinegar, Start slow and see how that works.
Transfer the toner to a glass bottle or spray bottle.
There you have it, your Anti-ageing and anti-acne DIY apple cider vinegar toner ready to use.
Apple Cider Vinegar Toner Shelf Life
This toner should be good for 3 weeks when refrigerated.
How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar On Face
After cleansing your skin, Take a small amount of the ACV toner on a cotton pad and wipe your face. OR, you could just spray it all over your face and pat dry.
Follow up with a good moisturiser.
Give this recipe a try.
Skin renewal takes about 4-6 weeks so be patient with natural recipes. They certainly work with time.
If you have mild to severe pigmentation, you can try the Manjistha Decoction overnight treatment. This recipe shows faster results on such skin problems.
Always follow up with a gentle moisturiser and protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun.
These tips are simple but super effective in maintaining the healthy glow of your skin.
That is it for this week. Once again, Happy New Year Guys. 🙂
I hope to continue to work on natural skin and hair care recipes the coming year too.
Stay Healthy And Stress Free.