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#1 zippy

 
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 08:16 PM

I just had my blood work confirmed with my endo results today, and as much as I was expecting it, I've been very down all day. I know it could be something so much worse. Anyway, my question is do you avoid all wheat in skin care products/ hair products as well? I was looking through my drawers and some of this stuff I just bought, but I have an eye cream, face cream, face wash, and peel, all that have hydrolized wheat protein or something similar, oh, I even have a mask that has barley in it. Does it all go in the trash?? And if so what do you all use for skincare? The only one so far that seems to be gluten free for the most part is neutrogena. I'm 46, breakout prone, with fine lines. Thanks. :unsure:
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 08:26 PM

You sound like me 4 weeks ago. Even though I knew the endo would come back positive, I still felt like I'd been smacked upside the head, so here's a ((hug)) for you.

I have tossed all the cosmetics that I thought might get in my mouth. Like my facial scrub and moisturizer and stuff like that. My lipstick is ok. So far, I'm still using my old shampoo and stuff. I figure when it's gone, I'll get something different, but for now, I don't plan to eat it and I'm just being careful not to get it in my mouth. I don't have reactions, but some celiac disease sufferers have very bad reactions to even a drop and are very debilitated by it. While I know the internal damage is going on even though I don't react, I have had to make priorities in how I do this. I have had to restock my kitchen and it's been very expensive. So, the stuff I do put in my mouth had to change right now, but the stuff that might sorta make its way there will have to be phased out gradually. The fact is I simply can't afford to change it all in one day so I have had to prioritize.
Gluten will not be absorbed through your skin, so it's more about the gluten finding its way into your mouth after you handle your food or something.

Probably not very helpful, sorry. There are lists available of what cosmetics are gluten-free or you can write the company.
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 10:15 PM

I personally got rid of everything with gluten in it. I react now to things on my skin and others do, too. Some say that's a wheat allergy but I think it's just my body reacting to something it has been without for years. Shampoo and cosmetics can all wind up getting into your mouth. You can take your time getting rid of them or continue to use them. It is really up to you.
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Posted 22 September 2005 - 11:44 PM

Thank you both for your replies, and anyone else who choses to chime in. And as for the hug, I'll take it. :)
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 05:20 AM

Do what works for you, but I agree...I throw out things with gluten in them. Just not worth it for me after I found my shampoo was giving me headaches (not sure how it got in my system, thought I was being careful). I know Proactiv's products are gluten-free (you might want to check their makeup). Someone recently posted a list under another topic of Estee Lauder products - the list contained wording for ingrediants with gluten. There are also tips in there on shampoos and things, so check it out. It is under something like "Food, Medications, etc" and the topic is called "Cosmetics, shampoo, etc" or similar wording. Good luck.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 06:30 AM

I got rid of all products with gluten in them as well. And I tell you what, once I started trying to figure out what was in all my products--I realized how many harmful ingredients are in them to begin with! New products I would recommend--

www.tropicaltraditions.com (all gluten-free--lotions, body scrubs etc.)
www.californiababy.com (all gluten-free--body washes, body/face lotions, bubble bath, sunscreen)
www.bareescentuals.com (all gluten-free makeup, and natural...can buy on QVC or sephora.com)
www.aubreyorganics.com (not all gluten-free, but some of the shampoos and lotions are gluten-free--just verify ingredients)
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 01:58 PM

I threw out all my stuff too..basically because I wasn't sure what was what at the time.

I found a terrific shampoo/conditioner and soap place on line...it's the gluten free savonnierie (www.gfsoap.com) and their stuff is absolutely wonderful - smells light and is very good for sensitive skin. I also ordered bare escentuals make-up and I actually like it better than anything else I've ever used!!!

I felt the same way too after my confirmation about 2 weeks ago - the diagnosis was sort of a slap upside the head!! But, oh well...I'm actually enjoying the food - so that's good...








I just had my blood work confirmed with my endo results today, and as much as I was expecting it, I've been very down all day. I know it could be something so much worse. Anyway, my question is do you avoid all wheat in skin care products/ hair products as well? I was looking through my drawers and some of this stuff I just bought, but I have an eye cream, face cream, face wash, and peel, all that have hydrolized wheat protein or something similar, oh, I even have a mask that has barley in it. Does it all go in the trash?? And if so what do you all use for skincare? The only one so far that seems to be gluten free for the most part is neutrogena. I'm 46, breakout prone, with fine lines. Thanks. :unsure:

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 02:17 PM

You sound like me 4 weeks ago.  Even though I knew the endo would come back positive, I still felt like I'd been smacked upside the head, so here's a ((hug)) for you.

I have tossed all the cosmetics that I thought might get in my mouth.  Like my facial scrub and moisturizer and stuff like that.  My lipstick is ok.  So far, I'm still using my old shampoo and stuff.  I figure when it's gone, I'll get something different, but for now, I don't plan to eat it and I'm just being careful not to get it in my mouth.  I don't have reactions, but some celiac disease sufferers have very bad reactions to even a drop and are very debilitated by it.  While I know the internal damage is going on even though I don't react, I have had to make priorities in how I do this.  I have had to restock my kitchen and it's been very expensive.  So, the stuff I do put in my mouth had to change right now, but the stuff that might sorta make its way there will have to be phased out gradually.  The fact is I simply can't afford to change it all in one day so I have had to prioritize.
Gluten will not be absorbed through your skin, so it's more about the gluten finding its way into your mouth after you handle your food or something.

Probably not very helpful, sorry.  There are lists available of what cosmetics are gluten-free or you can write the company.

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What Lipstick do you use? I saw somewhere that Revlon and Almay are gluten-free, but can't get a confirmation. I DO love my lipstick.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 03:07 PM

What Lipstick do you use?  I saw somewhere that Revlon and Almay are gluten-free, but can't get a confirmation.  I DO love my lipstick.

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I use Clinique Different Lipstick :)
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 03:14 PM

Cover Girl Continuous Color is gluten-free. :)
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 04:02 PM

Thanks for posting those Jen :)
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 04:41 PM

Cover Girl Continuous Color is gluten-free.  :)

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Thanks both of you for the suggestions for lipstick. That will get me over the vanity hump.

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 04:43 PM

Cover Girl Continuous Color is gluten-free.  :)

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Rachel: Like the new pic.
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Posted 23 September 2005 - 04:44 PM

Does anyone know of any other lotions that are gluten-free?
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Posted 27 September 2005 - 06:44 PM

When I kept getting sick, I threw out everything with gluten in it, including my beloved Cetaphil. Carriefaith--I've been using the Dove lotion, but these two sites have lotion I've been wanting to try, let me know if you do!

www.dakotafree.com
www.grandmaferdons.com


And Bare Escentuals is expensive, but it's the best makeup I've ever tried. Great if your skin breaks out, too.
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