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Can We Use Make-up W/ Wheat In It?


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#1 jenni

 
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Posted 19 January 2004 - 01:14 PM

I bought a new bottle of moisturizer and I noticed that it has wheat protein in it - is it ok to use since I am not ingesting it??
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Posted 19 January 2004 - 02:05 PM

jenni, I wouldn't touch that moisturizer with a ten-foot pole! It's true that people don't (deliberately) ingest personal hygiene and cosmetic products, but do you apply them with your fingers? And do you wash your hands after EVERY time you touch your face, to prevent accidentally getting traces of the moisturizer on your lips, or on the food you are about to eat? Or do you ever sweat profusely, which can cause lotions to run and end up on your lips? I just don't think it's worth the risk to use non-gluten-free products, when there are safe alternatives out there! I hope you can find one without too much trouble.
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Posted 02 February 2004 - 11:01 AM

Thanks! I read about that particular product and how it helps dark circles and wrinkles...of which I have both. I was disappointed to see wheat on the label when I got home. Guess I'm back to square one, looking tired and old but not contaminated with wheat!
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Posted 05 February 2004 - 08:35 PM

It may also get absorbed through the skin. Watch out for hair products as well.
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Posted 05 February 2004 - 08:54 PM

Gluten doesn't absorb from your skin into your intestines. The only way you would have problems is if you have DH, or if you get the lotion on your hands and then put your hands in your mouth etc. It is just best to stay away from it for those reasons.


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Posted 06 February 2004 - 02:44 PM

Thanks, Jessica, that's good to know. I guess I thought if you have gluten intolerance you would automatically get DH if the skin were exposed to wheat. I've had skin problems, itchy eruptions my whole life prior to having the intestinal problems.

One shouldn't assume.....thanks.
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