Gluten-free is a big deal in the health world. More and more people are discovering they have gluten sensitivity. These are usually beauty or food products with wheat. But may also come from other sources.
Those with Celiac disease have to avoid wheat entirely. Did you know that skincare can contain gluten? Those who have severe allergies must not ingest gluten, but they should also avoid all other forms of it, including skincare. Our collection of anti-aging skincare products also includes gluten-free skincare products!
This is great news for those who have sensitivities or allergies and have difficulty finding products that do not contain gluten. All of our gluten-free products have been scientifically tested to be gluten-free.
It is a protein that is found in wheat. Its job in food is essential to hold protein together. In skincare, we often see gluten in ingredients such as wheat germ, beta-glucan, hydrolyzed wheat protein, and other wheat-derived ingredients.
There is not a significant amount of scientific evidence to prove one way or another if having gluten in skincare products can cause reactions to those allergic or sensitive.
Some say that those with Celiac or gluten intolerance should avoid skin contact with gluten, while others argue that it is not powerful enough to penetrate the skin and cause a reaction. It is mainly up to the user; if you are worried about reactions, it may be the safe choice to avoid anything with gluten.
With a more serious allergy, using gluten-free skincare products should most definitely be considered.
There can be benefits to using facial products that don’t contain gluten. Whether you have Celiac disease, are gluten sensitive, or you want to avoid it altogether. Scientific studies have shown that it can cause acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and hives in those that have a sensitivity to it.
Removing gluten from your skincare routine can help clear up some of these imperfections. If you have some symptoms and can’t seem to clear them, it may be beneficial to try products without gluten.
For more information on gluten and how to avoid gluten in your diet, visit https://celiac.org/live-gluten-free/glutenfreediet/food-options/.
At Skin Perfection, we understand that many of our customers are looking for better alternatives to commercialized beauty products. Large companies often add unnatural chemicals, synthetic preservatives, artificial colorants, fragrance, etc.. that can cause sensitivities.
Our skincare line focuses on natural ingredients that have a particular purpose. We do not add fillers or unneeded chemicals. To find a gluten-free product, one must be careful because many naturally derived skincare products may contain wheat. Wheat is a popular ingredient used in eye creams as a de-puffing agent. On each listing, our description will tell you if a product is gluten-free.
These products are not only free of ingredients that contain gluten but have been clinically tested. This ensures that no components are contaminated with wheat at any time in the formulating process. We also share many other important factors, such as fragrance-free, all-natural, organic, and paraben-free. If a product says "wheat-free," it is not precisely gluten-free.
So it is important always to read the label and make sure that there are no hidden sources of gluten lurking. Some causes of gluten that may surprise you are beer, frozen potatoes, and cream-based soups. Be wary of anything with "malt" as it is not gluten-free.
Even cereal, such as Corn Flakes, contains malt. Traditionally, pasta, bread, baked goods are the culprits of gluten, but you can also find it in your skincare. So if you have celiac disease, make sure you always read the label. This way, you will make sure you are getting the correct products.
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Kari Thomas wrote this article.
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