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DRY SKIN IS NOT YOUR PORTION

Updated: Jan 26, 2019

Just because you're taking part in dry January, doesn't mean your skin should be too!


So the other day I dropped a video on Instagram stories of my skin, received a few questions on how I managed to combat the texture on my face within a few days.


Sunday 13th Jan- screen grab from video, hopefully you can see texture. Skin was bumpier than the roads of Lagos and was sore to touch.


Thursday 17th Jan- Screen grab from insta video (filter free)

The answer is apple cider vinegar (ACV)!


All you will need is:

1. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar


Purchased mine from Holland & Barrett for £6.99 https://www.hollandandbarrett.com/shop/product/bragg-organic-apple-cider-vinegar-with-the-mother-60013385?skuid=013385 but you can get this in your local hair shop.


2. Water

- tap or bottle take your pick, I use tap


3. Empty Clean Bottle

- preferably one with a click dispenser to help distribute product (you can get these from anywhere, I get mine from Primark! They usually cost £1 and come in a pack of 5/6)

Wilko, 50p- https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-travel-bottle-100ml/p/0347755

Amazon, £5.99- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bottles-Toiletries-Containers-Cosmetic-Ouway/dp/B073F8WPH4


4. Cotton Pad/Wool

- use whatever you prefer/have at home, I use cotton pads


Superdrug, £1.99- https://www.superdrug.com/Superdrug/Superdrug-Cotton-Wool-Double-Faced-Pads-x-100/p/591947

Boots, £2.70- https://www.boots.com/boots-cotton-wool-pads-200-pack-10111649

Amazon, £6.09- https://www.amazon.co.uk/1000pcs-Makeup-Organic-Cleansing-Removing/dp/B0776VHN44


Now I won’t bore you with ctrl c info on the benefits such as

- it contains vitamins A, C and E (I’m sure there’s more)

- It’s affordable, easily accessible, 100% natural and organic!

- When its being produced, malic acid forms, making ACV an antifungal & antibacterial so its going to fight off bacteria of ya face


You’re creating your own ACV toner and can change up the strength to cater to your tolerance. Now I know some people use pure apple cider vinegar on their skin and I attempted this about a year ago for a good week. Lol but honestly the smell was making me want to gag both morning and night, never crossed my mind to dilute it with water *face palms*.


1. Firstly get one of those small travel bottles or any clean empty bottle you can get your hands on.


2. I fill about half of the bottle with apple cider vinegar then the rest with tap water or bottle water depending on how boujie I’m feeling.

(add lemon juice to naturally brighten up skin)


3. I then shake it like a polaroid and apply to my cotton pad, wipe my face, neck and other affected areas. I find mixing it with water makes the smell more bearable.


I apply this both morning and night, let it dry then apply any serums or moisturiser which is either Diprobase (prescribed) or Aveeno, then go about my day. I know some people wash this off but I don’t. Obvs if it starts to irritate then wash off immediately, it may be something you have to build your tolerance. I’ve also started to add apple cider vinegar to my bath water and I’ve noticed in the last week, my skin feels a lot less textured and irritated.


If you do try this ACV toner let me know how you get on!


*BACKGROUND*

I suffer from eczema/dry skin, between the months of Oct- March/Apr lets just say its peakkkkk because it’s literally a ya’ll won

Eczema/Dry skin 1- 0 Benson.


*DISCLAIMER*

I’m no dermatologist! Just a babe that experiments on her sensitive skin! Try these suggestions at your own risk but hopefully you’ll be fine :). I wouldn’t suggest using full strength ACV on your face because it can burn (happened to me) so I do urge you to please do the half water and half ACV. By all means build your skins tolerance then change the measurements at your own risk.


May the only texture you come across be on your head & not your skin, dry skin is not your portion sis.


Love

MB xo

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