When people talk about living a gluten free lifestyle, the first thing that comes to most minds is Food. But did you know that to be totally, 100% gluten free, you need to consider not only the things you put IN your body, but ON your body, too? More and more people are being diagnosed with a gluten sensitivity which can range from full flown Celiac disease where eating gluten can damage the lining of your small intestine so it cannot properly absorb nutrients, to having a gluten intolerance where eating a tiiiiny bit of gluten can just make you feel icky in a whole host of unpleasant ways.
Some people have such a sensitivity to wheat that even skin to skin contact will result in a rash. Most gluten sensitive people experience discomfort primarily when they INGEST gluten-full cosmetics which is why it is important to stay away from lipgloss, lipsticks, and dental products containing gluten, but some people experience sensitivity just from skin to skin contact!
The GOOD NEWS is, there are plenty of companies to choose from! Our favorite brands are below:
Bite Beauty - A collection of lip crayons featuring twelve timeless matte shades with superior hydration. No parabens, sulfats, gluten.
Sunday Riley - Super Luxe skincare line that is hypoallergenic, cruelty free, and gluten free. Try their amazing Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil (shown in image above) - great for the winter months ahead.
Nude Skincare - This skincare line, like BOX, also uses natural fragrances and is vegan and gluten free. They also have an extensive ingredient glossary so you know exactly what's going on your body.
Hourglass Cosmetics - Super cool make up line (launched at Barney's NYC 10 years ago), this make up line stays away from parabens and gluten.
Bottom Line - cosmetics DO NOT have to be full of bad for you chemicals and irritants. Ever wonder what would happen when we eliminate these micro-attacks on our skin and body?
Food (and makeup) for thought...