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#1 jamer

 
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:17 PM

I'm confused when it comes to using gluten free makeup, shampoo, and soap. Do all those with celiac disease need to use these or is it just the ones with the skin reactions to gluten? I don't have a reaction via skin and I've never had the rash but I also don't want to use gluten products if there is a chance its affecting my recovery. I'm new this and finally feel like I'm getting a good handle on my diet, cross contamination, and even toothpaste to use...now this.

 

Any advice?


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#2 shadowicewolf

 
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:29 PM

Better question, do you get any of those things in your mouth? So things like shampoo, lipstick, etc, do need to be gluten free.


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 07:51 PM

You can use a trick to see if you are getting shampoo in your mouth.  Add baking soda to your shampoo.  (not harmful to your hair and some peeps think it works great for a gentle deeper clean)  See if you taste the baking soda during rinsing under the shower.  If you taste the baking soda, you got the shampoo in your mouth.

 

During Aveda product training we were taught the average woman ingests 1 tube of lipstick per year as a statistic.

 

Are you or anyone else intentionally eating shampoo, toothpaste or lipstick?  No.  If it gets in your mouth, you are most likely ingesting a small portion of those products.


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#4 jamer

 
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:25 PM

Thanks. I don't injest my shampoo/conditioner. I make a point to keep it ouf of my face in the shower b/c I don't want to loose my contacts. I don't wear lipstick, never have liked it. When I do need chapstick, I already made sure it was gluten free.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:46 PM

Thanks. I don't injest my shampoo/conditioner. I make a point to keep it ouf of my face in the shower b/c I don't want to loose my contacts. I don't wear lipstick, never have liked it. When I do need chapstick, I already made sure it was gluten free.

I choose gluten free shampoos and lipsticks/glosses, and don't worry about other cosmetics ....mainly because when I do get ill, that's one thing I can eliminated immediately.  It closes the gap for me when I'm trouble shooting an issue.  Especially when there are so many gluten free shampoos available.


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:31 PM

I don't do gluten in cosmetics/lotions knowingly, but I've got extremely sensitive skin and I'm a hair twiddler.  I just don't want oily wheat or oat residue spreading all over the place, especially since I tend to munch on raw fruits and veggies and nuts at the keyboard while reading.    And we are already getting into sunblock lotion wearing season here, early. :rolleyes:  I have to goop that sticky crap all over my face and arms, then pack a lunch, like I did today, you have got to be kidding me.   24 hours living in my skin, especially after feeding hay and then having to rinse it off and change clothes, or one incident of your eyes nearly puffing shut from the wrong makeup, and all of you "doubters" would be running, screaming for the coconut oil ;)  B)  :o  :ph34r: .

 

Well, here I am at 10:30 pm unsunburned and unglutened, so the day went okay !


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