Is It Safe To Mix Apple Cider Vinegar With Water For Facial Skin?

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Hello doctor, my name is Jihan, I am 19 years old. My dermatologist includes sensitive skin and likes to suddenly have pimples on my forehead and suddenly pimples appear on my face. Is it safe for me to use apple cider vinegar to clean the pores and glands that are on my face? With the comparison 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with 3 tablespoons of water.

1 Answer:

Hi Jihan,

Thank you for asking

The fermented product of apple juice, or often referred to as apple cider vinegar, is thought to have various properties, including overcoming various skin problems when applied directly. However, you need to know that until now there is still very limited research that verifies this conjecture. In some cases, skin irritation was found after applying apple cider vinegar, especially for people with sensitive skin types. Therefore, we are not authorized to recommend using this product without first checking your skin type and also what kind of skin problems you have.

In addition to acne, blemishes can also appear due to other factors, for example folliculitis, fungal infections, miliaria (prickly heat), kertosis pilaris, milia, contact dermatitis, and so on. Although it can seem very annoying, in most cases, it is actually not dangerous and can be treated with natural remedies at home. You can try to do the following tips first:

Stop touching facial skin, especially with dirty hands and nails
Wash your face 2 times a day using a special anti-acne soap, which contains salicylic acid, retinoic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and also sulfur.
When doing outdoor activities, use a wide hat as well as a sunscreen so that facial skin is not exposed to direct sunlight
Minimize the use of excess cosmetics
Clean your face again after using cosmetics
Don't stay up late or sleep late
Eat more fruits and vegetables
Don't stress
Stay away from cigarettes

However, if the complaint does not improve with the above treatment within 1 to 2 months, we recommend that you check it directly with a skin specialist. Usually, the doctor will first provide the initial treatment in the form of topical medication and / or oral medication. Later, if you feel that the complaint is not getting better, the doctor can also direct you to undergo other medical measures, such as dermabrasion, peeling, laser, photodynamic therapy, and so on.

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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