Posted by Georgia (Chicago, IL/USA) on 03/31/2009
[SIDE EFFECTS] Apple Cider Vinegar for Acne- Question & Side Effect:
Yesterday evening I drank 2 teaspoons in 8 oz of water w/organic herbal tea and used the 50/50 ACV (_____s) w/distilled water as a toner at night after I cleansed my face by hand w/Out of Africa's shea complexion bar and before I placed Jason Vitamin E 25000 I.U. cream on. Side effects: My skin seemed fine, but soon after became blotchy, red, and stingy, this is after the cream was placed on face. I have some redness due to acne, and for a couple of weeks prior to this new ACV regime, I used BC aspirin mask w/honey, so this ripe face of mine is a discouragement and frightened me since it looks like a sunburn, never this red ever.
Question: Should I use the aspirin cream, if so, when? Or is aloe vera gel good? What should I do do about my flared up face? It calmed throughout the day, but I still feel stingy and it looks red and tight even after I washed my face this morning.
Today I drank 2 teaspoons of ACV in 8 oz of water twice. Organic herbal tea w/honey separately. Side effect: My throat burns a little and I had a bit of a throw up-hick up too. Tonight I'm only going to use the toner I made last night w/o the vitamin E cream (to see which is the aggressor- the soap, cream, or ACV). I'm still using the soap, and based on my test tonight, I'll either go with or without it tomorrow morning and evening.
My question is, am I to feel SICK? I feel weird sensations like a fever, headache, and exhausted. But during the day I was pretty well and energetic. I also find myself going to the bathroom more than usual, like all the time. What's up? Am I allergic or having a bad reaction? Are these warning signs? Or just toxins leaving my body? I've never cleansed myself w/ACV before so I may just be a bit sensitive or is this a red flag for extreme sensitivity?
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