Vegan MoFo #5: Quickie Post! Apple Cider Vinegar-White Tea Facial Toner and Acne Scar Remover

Continuing my use of Quickie Posts to ease the potential strain of blogging every single day throughout the month of October, I’d like to offer you a homemade, environmentally and animal-friendly, 100% chemical-free facial toner and acne scar remover. I have rubbed this two-ingredient mixture on my face every single day since the end of July and have seen a vast improvement in the clarity of my skin since.

Those in the holistic health realm constantly tout the infinite benefits of consuming apple cider vinegar, such as improved digestion, regulated blood pressure, and removed toxins from the body. While no scientific research verifies these claims, no one can disprove the fact that apple cider vinegar contains alpha-hydroxy acids that attack bacteria and help dry out blemishes, rendering it quite effective in the healing of acne scars. Combined with ridiculously antioxidant-rich white tea to aid in the removal of free radicals from the skin, apple cider vinegar forms a powerful, completely natural facial toner that frees you of the unpronouncable ingredient syndrome to which we so often fall victim in purchasing conventional beauty products, all while restoring your skin’s pH balance, removing impurities, and clearing pores.

Apple Cider Vinegar-White Tea Facial Toner and Acne Scar Remover


  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp loose white tea

Brew 1 cup of white tea, steeping for 2-4 minutes.

Combine the white tea with the apple cider vinegar in a mason jar or other sealable container and store it in the refrigerator until cool and between later uses.

To apply, dip a tissue or cotton ball into the mixture and rub it all over your face, focusing on acne flareups and scars. Rinse off after 30 minutes.

I follow the toner with a facial lotion formulated for dry skin, but everyone’s beauty regimen needs differ!

Submitted to Waste Not Want Not Wednesdays.

Comment Provoking Questions: What are your favorite natural, homemade beauty treatments? Do you often use apple cider vinegar other than in cooking?

Happy Vegan MoFo!

Until next time, Ali.

19 thoughts on “Vegan MoFo #5: Quickie Post! Apple Cider Vinegar-White Tea Facial Toner and Acne Scar Remover

    • Ali Seiter says:

      I’m sorry to hear about your skin struggles, but glad to be of service! If you use it nightly, wash it off, follow it with some gentle lotion, and don’t pick at/pop/touch your face during the day, I can guarantee you’ll notice improvement. Good luck!

    • Ali Seiter says:

      The toner calls for white tea since it contains the highest level of antioxidants of any other tea. I suppose green may also work, but why not use the most powerful stuff? 🙂


    • Ali Seiter says:

      I think I began to see improvement within one or two weeks, as long as minimal extenuating factors are interfering with your skin’s overall wellbeing (i.e. you touch your face often, you’re stressed out, you’ve just experienced a shift in your environment, etc.). I would venture to guess that the antioxidants in the tea would help with wrinkle lines, as well, but I’m not exactly sure.

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