The Debate Over Gluten in Skin Care Products

There is a big debate about whether skin products with ingredients that Celiacs would normally avoid are safe or not. Specialists say they are safe since Celiac disease isn’t really an allergy – it’s an intolerance that primarily affects the intestinal tract.

However, some people with Celiac disease say that they react to skin products with gluten-containing ingredients. I’m one of them. Are we lying? Maybe we’re crazy? Is it all in our heads?

I’m not a doctor or a specialist, but here’s my two cents: if you’re reacting to skin care products with oats, wheat, or the like, then there is something going on. Pay attention to what your body is saying and switch to something else. Ironically, natural and organic products are the biggest culprits.

Yes, it sucks having to read more labels… But being itchy is way worse!


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  1. #1 by Dawn on January 12, 2012 - 5:39 pm

    You have to be careful with things like lotions and hair products because if it’s on your hands, it can get in your mouth.

  2. #2 by michaeljhallwi on January 25, 2012 - 12:15 pm

    An average person thiere face 200 times day, cheek then lips and hey, your glutened! I think arbon is staring to cater to gf folks and I’m waiting to here just how much will be safe!

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