Vinegar uses for skin care, was used for many years, but over time has given way to the commercial products we see on the shelves today. But at one time you had to make your own skin care products from ingredients at home.

Apple cider vinegar has been used in everything from health care to beauty, and is good for the body and the skin, it has a great healing agent, and has a naturally occurring antibiotic. Plus it is very inexpensive to purchase and has so many uses most households would have a big bottle of it. There were so many vinegar uses for just about anything around the house.

My grandmother swore by apple cider vinegar for everything from acne to cleaning the house and washing the dog!

That being said, here are some great apple cider vinegar uses for skin care, that are very cheap and yet very effective. Give these a try.

1. As a toner.

After you wash your face, mix approximately one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with two cups of water and use as a final rinse for your face, this will tighten your pores.

2. Piercing

If you have a piercing on your face or anywhere and it starts to go red and tender, you can use apple cider vinegar and blot in on the area, to help relieve the symptoms. This works if it is red and irritated. If you try this for one day and it does not get better then see a doctor as it could be a serious infection. But for the typical redness and soreness from a fresh piercing, you can use cotton wool and dab apple cider vinegar on the piercing and it should feel better soon. This is a great vinegar use for mild irritation.

3. Blemishes

Take one part of apple cider vinegar and 10 parts of water and put this into a clean container such as a glass bottle. After you do your face wash routine, take a cotton ball and dab this apple cider solution on your blemishes. Do this several times a day and it won't dry out your skin. Vinegar uses for skincare are cheap and very effective.

4. Blackheads

This works really well! Take three large strawberries and mash them in a bowl, then add 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar. Let this mixture stand undisturbed for two hours, then strain it through a cheesecloth. Put this on your face overnight. Wash your face with cool water the next morning. This really helps with your blackheads.

Vinegar uses for skin care can be used for most problems. Many people think of vinegar as drying, but apple cider vinegar is actually used for cracked and chapped skin. It actually adjusts the PH balance of your skin.

5. Sunburn

If you have managed to get a sunburn, and you want to soothe that burn, then take a clean spray bottle (you can get these at the dollar store) and put apple cider vinegar in the spray bottle and spray on the sunburn, this will make it feel better. Of course the best thing would be to wear sunscreen and not get the sunburn! But if you do, spraying some apple cider vinegar on the burn will help.

The above are five great tips for vinegar uses for skin care. Try some of these before you spend too much on the commercial products. If they don't work, you can still use the apple cider vinegar around the house, rather than having commercial products you have paid a lot of money for, just sitting around afterwards when you find it didn't work.

Try this especially for your blackheads and blemishes and toner. Vinegar uses for skin care is making a big comeback, and is a great natural way to take care of your skin.