It’s time to address one of the most common questions I get asked: how do I know if there’s gluten in my personal care products and does it matter? While we strive to always inform you all with education on safety, I believe we are also responsible for not using scare tactics or misinformation. As someone with both Celiac as well as an anaphylactic reaction to gluten, I carefully avoid it in my life. But I also research to learn what, how, and why gluten affects me and others. It may surprise you to know for most people, topical application of gluten-sourced ingredients, even when intolerant, will not negatively affect them. If you avoid consuming gluten due to allergies, intolerances, or sensitivities you know that gluten affects gut health and perpetuates skin and other conditions such as acne, rosacea, and eczema. But it may surprise you to know that topical application of gluten does not work the same way. Does Gluten Cross the Skin Barrier? Research indicates that topical application of products containing gluten is not problematic since gluten is a molecule too large to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Skin acts as a protective barrier against external […]
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