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Izak's Mom

Gluten-free Moisturizer?

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Does anyone have any suggestions for a gluten-free heavy-duty moisturizer? My son is SO SO SOO dry and scaly and rashy, and I'm hesitant to use anything 'regular' on him because it seems that no one can ever confirm if the 'fragrance' or 'parfum' or whatever is safe. And Vaseline just gets him too greasy - I really need something that sinks into the skin. And then I read someone's post about vitamin e oil being derived from wheat germ - ACK!! So, any suggestions would be SO very welcome!!

Thanks,

E


DS1&only(so far!): born 7/12/05 * chronic diarrhea from age 5 mos. * WF/gluten-free from age 9 mos. * NO MORE LOOSE POOP!

10/19/2006 Tested positive for DQ2 Heterodimer (HLA DQA1*05/DQB1*02) and negative for HLA DQ8. Have followup appt. with ped. GI in December!

Update: Told GI I was unwilling to do serum tests (give him gluten). GI said if what I was doing works, then keep on keepin' on! Happy, healthy & nearly two now! Occasional rash & loose poop from drinking bathwater, so switching to all gluten-free beauty/personal products.

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Dove moisturizers are almost all gluten-free. They clearly label for wheat, oats, barley, and rye, and I use both their body lotions (all of which are gluten-free, that I've read) and their facial lotion (I've only seen one of those with oats, and I believe it's a sensitive skin variety). I have *very* dry skin, and their stuff does the trick.

I hope you can find one for your son that works!


*Julie*

Gluten free since December 2004

Soy free since June 2005

Dairy free since July 2006

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Dove moisturizers are almost all gluten-free. They clearly label for wheat, oats, barley, and rye, and I use both their body lotions (all of which are gluten-free, that I've read) and their facial lotion (I've only seen one of those with oats, and I believe it's a sensitive skin variety). I have *very* dry skin, and their stuff does the trick.

I hope you can find one for your son that works!

California Baby is expensive but good and gluten free :)

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Your best bet might be something pure and natural, such as coconut oil or olive oil. Natural oils sink into the skin and are surprisingly not greasy at all. Sometimes I put coconut oil on my (very acne prone, oily) face and it works very well. California Baby is good too.


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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I use Burt's Bees Hand Salve, and Vaseline Intensive Therapy. :)


Gluten-free, Vegan

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Does anyone have any suggestions for a gluten-free heavy-duty moisturizer? My son is SO SO SOO dry and scaly and rashy, and I'm hesitant to use anything 'regular' on him because it seems that no one can ever confirm if the 'fragrance' or 'parfum' or whatever is safe. And Vaseline just gets him too greasy - I really need something that sinks into the skin. And then I read someone's post about vitamin e oil being derived from wheat germ - ACK!! So, any suggestions would be SO very welcome!!

Thanks,

E

Dear Izak's Mom,

Johnson's Baby Oil is safe! It is terrific! I get incredibly dry skin on my legs and feet. You just exfoliate by having a mix of sugar and water paste on for 15 minutes, then use a rough loofah to slough off the dead skin cells. Then, you apply the oil!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

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