Malt Vinegar

Posted by Sania (Dhaka, Bangladesh) on 06/24/2007

Can we use malt vinegar instead of acv to apply to skin to get rid of acne?

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts


Both Apple cider vinegar and malt vinegar can be used as substitute to apply to skin for acne. However, I believe it is a mild one.

A more effective way is to use white distilled vinegar 2 parts to 1 part 3% H2O2 solution. Before doing that, wash clean the hands and area to apply and do that liberally. Both the malt and acv have limited penetrating ability, but not the H2O2 and white distilled vinegar which are more effective at killing the bacteria.

However this does not resolve the underlying cause of hyperactive sebum, which secretes excessive oils to rid the body of toxins, whenever the body's zinc levels are reduced and the body's acidity level is high, causing a haven for them to grow and oxidize bodily and harden the oils faster than the body can get rid of it.

I therefore would prefer to solve the problem with dealing with the underlying cause, eating too much sweets, oil foods, alkalizing with baking soda (1/4 teaspoon in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day once in the morning and once before bedtime). In this instance the lemon and baking soda will likely to work better here as it raises the body's pH to a desired level to lower the bacteria overload, where the remedy is one whole freshly squeezed lime (8 teaspoon) plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day, once in the morning and once before bedtime. Also zinc gluconate 50 mg. usually taken for twice a week or three times a week.

Also the body's antioxidants is low, such as vitamin E, and vitamin C, and alkalizing body (acid body causes low antioxidant). If you are familiar with flaxseed and leaving them out for a couple of weeks the oil hardens and they become rancid or oil. It is the same thing with your body whenever the body's antioxidants is low, the oil hardens, and clogs to form acne.

There is nothing mysterious what other people make of it. People rarely think, molybdenum, copper and zinc as antioxidants either, but when I come to realized that they exists in superoxide dismutaste (a super antioxidant) which exists in Molybdenum Superoxide Dismutase, and Copper/Zinc dismutase, I get to realize that it is not JUST the alkalinity, and vitamin E antioxidants, it is also the minerals.

Finally the other thing that I am well aware of is the recirculating rancid oils that exists in the body and constantly accumulates. Most fat soluble foods and fat soluble vitamins the body accumulates in the liver, and in some cases hardens the liver to call it "cirrhosis" which is basically the liver that does the detoxification, and when the liver cannot get rid of excess fat, the liver is left to bathed in it own toxins of excess fat, killing itself almost like a suicide. As a result, I would consider taking one tablespoon of granulated lecithin (yeah, I take it too to help reduce my acne), so that the body can get rid of excess oils found in food.

It should be noted that certain fats can harden like a cholesterol-like fat and that can lead to acne too. In which case vitamin B complex can help the body process them to convert the cholesterol to other things the body needs instead of just accumulating them.

However the biggest single cause of acne I have found is eating ice cream and sundae. The second runner up is chocolates and pastries, especially oily ones. Excess calcium clogs too, but if it is in an excess, it becomes kidney stones, gallbladder stones, and cysts, being an extreme form. A milder form simply clogs and participates to some extent in the acne issue too, but to a lesser extent.

This should explain most of the causes of acne, which is just only my personal opinion that seems to work for me at the very least.