Home of Gluten-Free Society Forums All Gluten Free All The Time Is it safe to apply gluten containing products to the skin?

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    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
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    I’ve read that the gluten molecule is too large to be aborbed through the skin. So would it be safe to use a lotion that has wheat germ oil  in it for instance? What if you are allergic to wheat? Should all lotions, shampoos, chapsticks be disgarded with gluten containing ingredients? If so, I have a lot of money to throw down the trashCry

     

    Michelle

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    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
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    Michelle,

    Many people react to gluten contained in hygiene products.  Much like one can develop leaky gut – allowing larger molecules to pass through, one can have a weakened skin barrier function.  I would not take chances.  

     

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    patrick
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    Michelle,

    It might cost you to throught them out in the garbage, but in the other hand; you might decide to look for GF cosmetics and GF body care products, and if they can be Certified Organic , it’s a plus, because of all the toxins that your skin will absorbs from the chemical exposure.

     

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