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Are you sensitive to the Gluten in your Make-Up?

After being diagnosed with Celiac disease over six months ago, I have gone through a transition in the way I eat, and live, which I have blogged about here over the past couple of months.  However, I have not yet explored the world of gluten-free cosmetics.   As I have been exploring food options I have seen references to gluten-free cosmetics, but decided that I would explore that option later. Just eating gluten-free has been enough for me to digest (pun intended).  Now that I am comfortable with my new lifestyle, I am starting to think about changing my cosmetics to be gluten-free as well.  It makes sense to me that if your body is reacting to gluten when it is inside of your body, it might also react to gluten on your skin.   I have discovered through my initial research that even though the gluten molecules are scientifically proven to be too large to penetrate the skin, some people with sensitivity can end up digesting their lipstick, or touching their face and transferring the make-up onto their hands which ends up inside their bodies.  Also, there may be an allergic reaction or an autoimmune reaction to gluten on the skin in some people.Continue reading