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Does anyone else's skin seem to get dryer as the cold weather comes or did I get glutened? My dry skin went away when I went gluten free. Now I'm really dry. It hasnt' even gotten that cold here yet.

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Does anyone else's skin seem to get dryer as the cold weather comes or did I get glutened? My dry skin went away when I went gluten free. Now I'm really dry. It hasnt' even gotten that cold here yet.

I feel the same way.....everywhere on my body is dry. It makes my skin extremely itchy and I have extremem danruff from it. I dont know what to do. Nothing seems to be helping.

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I feel the same way.....everywhere on my body is dry. It makes my skin extremely itchy and I have extremem danruff from it. I dont know what to do. Nothing seems to be helping.

The same thing happens to me, I use a humidifier at night and take cod liver oil, and sometimes use aloe vera gel all over me, it's much easier to spread than a lotion and dries faster. I also like Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand lotion the best, it works really good.

I like your name, by the way.


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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Yes I too am having this problem. I was hoping it would get better once I went off the gluten. The face lotion I was using was making my face feel chapped, as soon as I stopped using it my skin felt better. The only way my skin feels better is if I use the creamy body wash in the shower, then body oil then lotion. Even then I feel like I need to put more lotion on at the end of the day.


~Barb

Gluten Free October 18, 2007

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I use a lotion with dimethicone (like Lubriderm) as soon as I'm out of the shower. It seems to last all day long and has helped my skin a lot.


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I have very dry skin to. On my face I use pure extra virgin olive oil. It really does not smell if it is EVOO and then I dont have to worry about all the extra chemical-its just olive oil ;o) I just dab a little bit of it on after a shower and plus my skin as cleared up and seems to have evened out my blotchiness.......Liv :)

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My skin get so dry and gets more sensitive as soon as it get slightly cold. Often have to switch face products as all of a sudden one will start irritating my skin.

i have to switch shampoos. and i still have not found one to clear up my scalp. Its so bad i scratch it so much that it actually cuts my scalp. I feel like i am at such a loss

if anyone has any suggestions please help! Anyone ever try baby products? you think it would work?

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Hi-me again. I checked the body lotion I have been using (pre-celiac dx 2 weeks ago) after reading on gluten in products and such anyway, I have been using this product from Target called california baby it states on the front of the bottle no nut olis,gluten,soy,oat or dairy. It is for babies and sensitvie adults. This is very good stuff!!!!!!! It softens my ol leather feet and hands in a jiff!

Liv :D

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i have to switch shampoos. and i still have not found one to clear up my scalp. Its so bad i scratch it so much that it actually cuts my scalp. I feel like i am at such a loss

if anyone has any suggestions please help! Anyone ever try baby products? you think it would work?

I recently found Kirks Natural Castile soaps and ordered their shampoo and conditioner on line. It is free of gluten and soy. (Soy also makes my head itch). I have also used Dove and Suave, they clearly label gluten. For a deep treatment I use either olive or coconut oil, warm it and then work a small amount through my dry hair. Sometimes I will use a hot towel or leave it on overnight. I also use olive oil on my hands and a light coating on my face. As another poster said it works well.


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Mine started itching because I had to give up my lotions that I didn't know the ingredients of (all of them) so then I just got the Udderly Smooth Udder Cream (which is gluten free) and it's such a good product!

I found it at walmart, and I've seen it almost everywhere, it's cheap too!


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I use Burt's Bees hand salve on my dry hands, feet, and other small dry patches. It works like a charm and gives me complete relief with only one heavy application a day.


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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I use Dr. Bronner's liquid soaps which are coconut, olive and hemp oil based. Some have a fragrance like peppermint or lavender. They can be used as shampoo as well. However, on my face I usually use Cetaphil.

I did notice when I went wheat-free (I have a wheat allergy, am waiting for insurance approval for gene testing) that my winter eczema completely disappeared.

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I'm using Mill Creek Botanicals shampoo and rinse, from the health food store. No gluten, no soy, no testing on animals, organic... JNBunnie's Neutrogena Swedish Formula without fragrance works for me. I use Burts Bees salve liberally before I put on rubber kitchen gloves to go out & do yardwork & get a little "treatment" effect that way...I agree with Guhlia, it's great. And I'd think it would help chafed dry feet, which I get in the winter, too.

I'm going to try that olive oil...

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I'm using Mill Creek Botanicals shampoo and rinse, from the health food store. No gluten, no soy, no testing on animals, organic... JNBunnie's Neutrogena Swedish Formula without fragrance works for me. I use Burts Bees salve liberally before I put on rubber kitchen gloves to go out & do yardwork & get a little "treatment" effect that way...I agree with Guhlia, it's great. And I'd think it would help chafed dry feet, which I get in the winter, too.

I'm going to try that olive oil...

I get the fragrance-free, too. The smelly one smells just like my grandmother, which I thought was just too wierd.

For feet, my boyfriend and I will take a little plastic tub just big enough for our feet and put water hot as you can stand in it, plus some body oil. Coconut, olive, cocoa butter, whatever. I have an organic blend of oils I like to use because it has clementine oil and I love the smell of oranges. Put your feet in there and have your sig other (or easily bribed offspring) rub your feet under the water till it cools off, maybe five minutes. It makes your feet so soft, because the hot water softens your skin and makes it absorb the oil better. Also, if you don't mind the feeling of being a little oily, using body oil will work best when you're fresh out of the shower and still rather damp all over.


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