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#1 mcdoncj

 
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Posted 31 December 2004 - 06:03 PM

Does anyone have dry facial skin. Seems to be dry skin & flaky especially around my hairline & sides of my face. I have just gotten this. I have had celiac for years & have it very much under control, but, this latest thing is awful. If anyone has this problem please answer this & what you did for it. Thank You so much!!!
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Posted 31 December 2004 - 11:02 PM

I have the flakeness around my forehead and nose so bad. I used to be in the pool year round (swimming, polo, and synchro) and had some flakeyness but never as bas as when I went gluten-free. It drives me mad.
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Posted 01 January 2005 - 03:34 AM

I have the exact same thing also.... around my nose and in the centre of my forehead just above my eyebrows... Also, this time of year, I also get extremely dry scalp that drives me bananas.... Haven't found anything to relieve it yet....
If anyone finds a solution, let me know!!!!

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 06:20 AM

;) try to find a good peppermint lotion--i found the best one i have ever had from a store in michigan called, "World Market" but they have since quit making it :( and it is excellent--i have used it on sunburn--takes the sting out--if i have a headache i put it on my face and it helps with the pain--the scent alone is so cooling--my mom says to put peppermint oil under your eyes--it may just work for dry spots too--i do know my lotion is great for itching--i love it :D deb
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 05:05 AM

I get the same thing on my forhead and sides of my nose. I use a scrub and lotion, it doesn't seem to matter what lotion they all work the same. It usually just keeps it from getting any worse not really any better.
Do you think its Celiac related or do we just have dry skin?
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 12:13 PM

I am not sure but I never had it likes this before going gluten-free. . .just a little but now it's bad.
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 04:58 PM

One of those serious scrubby pads (for the skin) will take it away, but I think it is a skin reaction from a food allergy. I'm allergy to soy, and if I eat it, I get the flaky forehead skin, too. If I don't eat soy, I don't get it. Get it? ;)
Everyone has their own unique allergies! It probabily won't even be soy for you--but, it's as good as any to start with!

Good luck narrowing it down!
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 05:20 PM

What exactly are the scrubby things?
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 09:44 AM

:P I'm not exactly a frou-frou girl, so I don't know technically what they are called, but the look kinda like a fiberous synthetic loofa... (or the center of a floor buffing pad)! :wacko: And, they come with a sponge on the other side... ..mine is pink...
LOL!!
Does that help any? :lol:

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 02:20 PM

Hmm, not really. . .where did you buy yours? I am sure that if I take that discription I would find the product at some bath store!
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 04:47 PM

Ask for a facial loofah. THey have them at the grocery store in the face products department. You could get one at Walmart or kMart.
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 08:08 PM

You might try adding omega-3 oil to your diet. I use ground flax every day, when I don't, the dry flaky skin comes back. My herbal remedies book says that celiacs have problems getting nutrients from fats (as if we didn't know that!), and to consume fish oil supplements. I'm not saying it will work for everyone, it just works for me!
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 08:16 PM

I have very dry skin. When my face gets really dry and flacky, I use a lotion/cream. Maybe try lotions/creams that are designed for the face. They are usually less harsh.
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Posted 07 January 2005 - 08:17 PM

also... drink lots and lots of water and take vitamin E supplements. This may help some.
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Posted 08 January 2005 - 04:47 AM

My favorite scrubby thing is the Buff Puff I use the one for sensitive skin, its not quite as scrubby. People that have very dry skin should only exfoliate about once a week. Drink lots of water, most people don't drink enough. I've had very very dry skin for years, the flakey kind and I discovered La Mer products about 3 years ago. The are the only product for me that keeps the flakies away all day. However, once you see the price of them you will drop over dead, expensive is an understatement.

I've had people tell me that I'm being ripped off by these products but I firmly believe that everyone is different and what works for me may not work for you. People have told me to try Aquaphore (makes me shiney and break outs), eucrine, Oil of Olay, clinic, I've tried them all but still the La Mer is the only one that keeps me flake free. I only use the lotion (not the cream which is way too emolient for even me) and I only use it in the cold months of the year because its too much for me in the summer. And I only need a little bit, so its not as costly for me as it seems.

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