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    Default Apple Cider Vinegar for demodex ?

    Any research on using ACV for demodex? I've been using it as a toner, 50% water/ 50% ACV, and seeing decent results.

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    heya Dave - glad your skin likes it! (mine does too, but i use a 20% dilution)
    one dermatologist i was seeing said it would help eliminate demodex -
    i mean, i was using it already, and when i did, she approved

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    Interesting! I've been wanting to try it too. Didn't know that about the demodex. Does it irritate, sting or burn in any way?

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    Angela1979, some people's skin doesn't like vinegar at all, so use caution especially at first. 50% would definitely sting/burn me - i started with a 5% dilution and have worked my way up to 20%. it's all i use now to clean my face.

    the dermatologist who said it would help combat the demodex is a believer in the "slow but steady" approach to the mites, so it's not a dramatic effect. but i have been tested for demodex, and the ACV has helped me, so i see the value in "slow but steady".

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    I just wrote this in my borax/HP topic but because it is about the ACV I'll write it here as well. I've just applied a 33% solution of ACV in water which went well. No stinging or whatsoever. How many times a day do you guys use it?

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    i use my 20% dilution (raw organic apple cider vinegar in bottled spring water) twice a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dora View Post
    heya Dave - glad your skin likes it! (mine does too, but i use a 20% dilution)
    one dermatologist i was seeing said it would help eliminate demodex -
    i mean, i was using it already, and when i did, she approved
    Hi Dora,

    It's good to hear your doctor said it would help eliminate demodex. I haven't found any research to back it up so it's good to hear your doctor believes in it.

    How's your skin been lately?

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angela1979 View Post
    I just wrote this in my borax/HP topic but because it is about the ACV I'll write it here as well. I've just applied a 33% solution of ACV in water which went well. No stinging or whatsoever. How many times a day do you guys use it?
    Hi Angela,

    I use it once per day, after washing at night, I just soak a cotton ball and lightly rub it around.

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    Thanks guys! I'll start off with once a day and if that goes well, maybe twice a day later on.

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    Dave, thanks for asking - my skin's doing pretty good, except when i really overdo it with carbs. but at least i seem to have a handle on what i need to do to get things back under control, and that makes life a lot easier. how are you doing?

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