Who even knew there was gluten in our beauty products?
There’s one dietary trend that’s moving beyond our kitchen cupboards and onto our dressing tables. The gluten-free tag now applies to make-up and skincare as well as bread and pasta, meaning we can truly live a wheat-free lifestyle.
Many Coeliac sufferers have long been living by a gluten-free mantra, but cutting out wheat and gluten has also become a diet fad, as more and more of us strive to find new ways to lose weight and live healthily.
But even if living gluten-free isn’t something that has ever occurred to you, swapping to these new natural and organic beauty products could revolutionise your life – and there’s no doubt they are a necessity for anyone with Celiac disease.
In the same way that eating gluten can bloat your stomach, cause digestive discomfort and result in a bout of IBS, putting it on your skin can cause rashes, swelling and itching. If you’ve ever experienced any of these, swapping to gluten-free beauty products could be a total life saver.
Look out for 100% natural ingredients and avoid things like wheat bran extract, wheat germ oil and wheat protein – all of which can be found in most beauty and skincare products.
Dr Hauschka is a good place to start your new regime, as most of their products are completely gluten free. We love the Almond Soothing Body Cream, which leaves the skin soft, supple and smelling gorgeous.
And if you want to go completely gluten-free, don’t forget your haircare. Unite, the premium hair styling brand from LA (which counts Kim Kardashian, Victoria Beckham and Amy Adam as fans), features entirely gluten-free products. Try their 7 Seconds Conditioner to detangle in seconds, or the Expanda Volume for big bouncy tresses.