About two months ago, I started using organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar with the ‘mother’ as an astringent and organic olive oil as a moisturizer twice daily. After washing my face with soap, I wet a cotton ball with water and squirt a few drops of vinegar into the cotton ball. I wipe my face with the cotton ball. Ahhh! After I pat or air-dry my face, I pour a small amount of olive oil into the palm of my hand. I slather it onto my arms and hands. Then, I spread the oil left on my hands onto my face. My face smells like vinegar and olive oil for a few minutes. The combination is charming and the scent fades in a short time period. I also smell the vinegar aroma the first minute of a warm shower or when my face begins to warm (okay… sweat) from activity.
About once a month when the hormones kick in, I use a natural calcium bentonite clay mask mixed with water or the apple cider vinegar in a non-metal bowl. I follow it up with the apple-olive drill.
My skin has improved and I get less severe and a smaller amount of ‘spots’. My face does not dry out at all. Many days, I go apple without the olive and my skin still does not dry. My face is healing and I am less stressed about my appearance. I expect that over the next several months my skin will continue to mend with no more monster breakouts. Sweet smell and money saved.