View Full Version : Skin reaction to gold on raw
01-10-2006, 01:55 PM
I know this may sound not right, but the first time in my life my skin reacts to my gold ring and necklace. It gets the grayish tint right under the jewelry that can be washed away. My sister used to have this reaction to silver. I never ever had it. I am 2 month raw, almost 100% and the only other drastic change I made is using coconut oil as a moisturizer, sometimes olive oil, but I pretty much changed to coconut oil. I was wondering if the food intake can change the PH on the skin? And yes, I DO SHOWER every day AND the jewelry is not fake :rolleyes:
01-10-2006, 09:43 PM
It might just been the changes that occur when the body goes through detoxing are changing the way we eat.... I would just monitor it and maybe not wear the jewelry for a bit.... you might also test not using the coconut oil/olive oil for a week or so to see if this is a relating factor since you just recently starting using it...
01-11-2006, 12:25 AM
The same thing happens to me occasionally when I'm stressed; suddenly I go all black/grey under my watch (which is NEVER supposed to do that). My guess is that you're going through a 'detox' and your skin has changed temporarily, and probably within days will stop reacting! Changes to diet do affect the whole body, and it needs time to adjust.
If it's lasting longer maybe it is the coconut oil? I like lavendarJ's suggestion of testing that.
01-11-2006, 12:30 AM
My mom always told me it was because i was lacking potassium :p
01-11-2006, 04:50 AM
even 18K gold is not 100% pure, there are always trace metals to make the gold stronger, gold is a very fragile metal.
So, you are probably reacting to the trace metals.
Just know that this will pass, as your body rids itself of the acids, that are in your body.
detox is different for everyone.
Just know that this will pass.
If it really bothers you, you can coat the inside of your jewelry, with either clear finger nail polish or clear enamel paint. I personally would rather have the natural metals on my body, instead of he chemicals in the paint, but it will at least keep it from reacting with your skin.
01-11-2006, 08:44 AM
I have not been able to wear my wedding rings for many months now. The skin gets red and irritated and itchy wtihin about 18 hours if I put them on, but I was able to wear them just fine for 7 years.
Not sure why exactly it happened, but it did.
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