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I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Is It True...

This week, on the ABC daytime show The Revolution, a physician made the comment that everything you put on your skin is absorbed directly into your bloodstream, so one should be careful about the chemicals in the lotions and soaps that she uses. She said 'If you wouldn't eat it, don't put it on your skin.' During the episode, she gave the recipe for an all natural face mask, which called for milk, honey and lots of white sugar. (I wanted to write their show and ask that since no one would really eat a bowl of sugar, should we not put THAT on our skin?) The instructions were to mix it up into a paste, put it on your face, and let it sit for 15 minutes.

So as a diabetic, I began to wonder about her earlier comment. If it is true that everything you put on your skin goes into your bloodstream, does that mean that this sugar-laden, high carb mask would get into my bloodstream and make my blood sugar soar? Would she not advise this face mask for diabetics?

Always cursed with natural curiousity, I decided to try it. Ten fold. I put the mask all over my entire body, head to foot, and stood up in the tub for 15 minutes. Then I rinsed.

I must say, my skin IS softer, like, A LOT. But I'm curious to see what happens with my blood sugar. I might have the idea behind it all wrong. But either way, it gave me something to do tonight. I will say that my post-rinse off-shower blood sugar was over 200. But that could be residuals from my higher carb dinner. So if I wonder if I'll have any unusual high readings tonight? More to come...

1 comment:

  1. I've always wondered about that myself, and lean toward salt scrubs rather than sugar (not on my face, mind you). Keep us posted!

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