Today I'd like to bring a bit of awareness on an ingredient that is found in our everyday self care and beauty products... gluten. Yes, that's correct gluten! You'd be surprised how gluten is found in everything from makeup, sunscreen, soap, shampoo and conditioner and even medication! The list is practically endless.
So why is gluten in our self care products such a big deal? Its more than a big deal in my opinion, its a problem for so many. And I'd like to shed a little light on the topic. Gluten is by nature part of gluten contained foods such as wheat, barley, rye etc. Some people have reactions and allergies to gluten whereas others may not. However once the gluten molecule is modified and changed thats where mass amounts of negative reactions happen in accordance to gluten. Gluten as I have come to terms to understand it is simply put as this: "Chronic Inflammation"... By this phrase gluten can cause many negative side effects in our bodies and our skin. Our skin is our body's largest organ. What goes on goes in and what goes in goes out. This can happen as forms of acne, rosacea, hives, rashes and many more negative skin concerns.
Fortunately there is hope! Look for nontoxic, natural products that don't contain gluten in their ingredients. Going gluten-free may clear up your skin! It might be worth it to give your whole body a gluten free cleanse and that includes your makeup and skincare products.
I also found these sites very helpful for finding gluten free products & more tips about this topic:
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