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Hidden Sources Of Gluten...even Lipstick?

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I was diagnosed with Celiac 2 weeks ago but just recently realized how strict I have to be about the no gluten rule. I am freaking out about all the possible sources of contamination. I was wondering if I have to ditch all my lipsticks and lip glosses since when I applied them I might have had gluten on my lips. Is this going too far? I really hope so because I would hate to part with them all!!!

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Some are and some are not, even within the same brand. You'll need to call the company and see which shades are ok and then ditch the ones that are not. I have found with some companies, for things other than food, it does take some time for them to get back to me. I'm still waiting to hear about some of my lip glosses. Good luck!

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Some are and some are not, even within the same brand. You'll need to call the company and see which shades are ok and then ditch the ones that are not. I have found with some companies, for things other than food, it does take some time for them to get back to me. I'm still waiting to hear about some of my lip glosses. Good luck!

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I kept some that I had used prior to going gluten-free because I didn't know better. Once I realized, I tossed them all. I really only use one or two shades so I told myself that if I tossed all the ones I didn't use, then I could go get a new shade for fun. Maybe now is a good time for you to clean out he makeup drawer. Most of us keep makeup for way longer than is recommended anyway.


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Perhaps.

Slice the top off.

lisa

Actually, I would think it could get stuck on the sides where the lipstick meets the tube and get back onto the top of the lipstick. I'm uber-paranoid. I found a great makeup place, everyday minerals, that's very well made and inexpensive. I believe they function on the web only, so you'd need to buy it online. Love the lipstick, it's made from coconut and almond and jojoba oil, or whatever, instead of scary unpronounceable stuff.


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

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I was diagnosed with Celiac 2 weeks ago but just recently realized how strict I have to be about the no gluten rule. I am freaking out about all the possible sources of contamination. I was wondering if I have to ditch all my lipsticks and lip glosses since when I applied them I might have had gluten on my lips. Is this going too far? I really hope so because I would hate to part with them all!!!

i just found out i was getting sick for about 2 weeks. it was my lip balm blistex ultra moisurizer. it seems like the twighlight zone sometimes. but it is very very real. good luck :o

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Even if I know the brand is gluten free could the lipstick have been contaminated from previous applications where I may have eaten something with gluten and then applied the lipstick?

Oops, that was what my previous post was supposed to be answering - I could have been more clear about that. So yes, once I realized this could be an issue, I got rid of mine. It probably helped that I still had a lot of experimental teenage and college colors. I wasn't too crushed to see those go!


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:( well I suppose i will have to say goodbye to all my lipglosses. But I guess on the brightside I get to buy all new lipglosses and lipsticks!! Thanks for the repilies as much and I didn't want to hear them haha! Does anyone have any other tips for hidden sources of contamination like this that you have discovered. It seems like gluten is lurking just about everywhere.

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I was diagnosed with Celiac 2 weeks ago but just recently realized how strict I have to be about the no gluten rule. I am freaking out about all the possible sources of contamination. I was wondering if I have to ditch all my lipsticks and lip glosses since when I applied them I might have had gluten on my lips. Is this going too far? I really hope so because I would hate to part with them all!!!

I also have Celiac disease and had constant problems with my lips breaking out and being sore! 2 days after eliminating gluten, no more issues with my lips! I researched some of the companies and use only Bare Ecentuals and Burt's Bees products. Both are gluten free!

Good Luck! :)

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Pet food is a common source of gluten. A significant other's personal care products. Baking supplies like sugar and cornstarch that was opened pre-gluten-free and may have had a floured measuring cup dipped in it.


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Pet food is a common source of gluten. A significant other's personal care products. Baking supplies like sugar and cornstarch that was opened pre-gluten-free and may have had a floured measuring cup dipped in it.

Rolling pin, dishes with ridges and scratches, and knife blocks. Wood hides gluten.


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