When you think about gluten-free products, the first thing that probably comes to mind is food. But many people who are concerned about the effect that gluten may have on their health realize that what you put on your body is as important as what you put inside it, which is why there is a growing need for gluten-free personal care products.
When you use gluten-free skin care, you are assured that your products won’t cause any skin irritation, rashes or other problems—you get effectiveness along with gentleness, so your skin looks healthy and radiant.
What is Gluten-Free Skin Care?
Gluten-free skin care simply means that the product is free of gluten, which is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Gluten is frequently used in skin care as an emollient that helps condition the skin. Gluten can go under several kinds of names on product ingredient labels, such as: Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Wheat Germ Oil, Wheat Germ Extract, Wheat Bran Extract, Wheat Germ Glyceride, Barley Extract or Malt Extract. Also, keep an eye out for any ingredient with the words “triticum,” “hordeum vulgare” or “secale cereale”—those are Latin for wheat, barley and rye, respectively.
Why Should You Use Gluten-Free Skin Care?
If you are one of the roughly 3 million Americans with celiac disease, it’s crucial to stay away from gluten. For people with this autoimmune disorder, consumption of gluten triggers the immune system to attack the small intestine—and that can lead to improper digestion, malnutrition and a higher risk of other diseases. In these cases, gluten-free skin care could be considered a necessity to cut down the risk of harmful gluten exposure. It’s especially essential to avoid gluten in beauty products targeted for the lips or hands, so gluten isn’t accidentally ingested.
But there are many, many more people—estimates have been as high as 5% to 10% of all Americans—who have a gluten sensitivity. While not as severe as celiac disease, gluten sensitivity means the body reacts to gluten like it would to other allergens such as nuts or dairy. Gluten exposure could cause bloating, stomach pain, headaches and fatigue, among other side effects. Some people who have a gluten sensitivity and use products with that ingredient may report rashes, dryness, redness, breakouts and inflammation on the skin. Also, people who have skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis may experience flare-ups after using gluten skin care products.
If you want to avoid using gluten in your skin care routine, you are not alone.There are millions of people who want to make a commitment to clean beauty, which includes using gluten-free skin care products. That’s why DERMA E offers the perfect solution for everyone.
DERMA E’s Gluten-Free Skin Care Products
As a trusted leader in the clean beauty field, DERMA E has developed a diverse range of products for all skin types so everyone can feel good about the products they use on their faces and bodies—and get amazing results. We are proud to say that all DERMA E products are gluten-free, in addition to being 100% vegan and cruelty free. They also don’t contain other problematic ingredients such as parabens, artificial colors, sodium lauryl sulfates, mineral oil, petrolatum, soy and GMOs. Our products are clean beauty at its best.
If you want to build a gluten-free skin care regimen, there are some terrific products to help you get started. For all-over body care, DERMA E makes a gluten-free lotion that nourishes skin, replenishing it with moisture and creating a silky smooth texture. Our Hydrating Shea Body Lotion comes in five varieties: Jasmine & Vanilla to hydrate, Rosehip & Almond to protect and Lemongrass & Thyme to restore, plus therapeutic lotions in Lavender-Neroli or fragrance-free versions. All of our gluten-free lotions use richly moisturizing ingredients such as Vitamin E, Olive Fruit Oil and Shea Butter to give your skin a luxuriously soft feeling. And don’t forget your hands, where it’s important to use gluten-free products. The Rosehip & Almond Protecting Shea Hand and Cuticle Cream will work wonders at quenching dry, parched hands so they look and feel gloriously smooth.
That same incredible hydration is offered for your complexion in our collection of face moisturizers. From the Hydrating Day Cream to the Anti-Aging Regenerative Night Cream, DERMA E has the perfect gluten-free moisturizer for your complexion’s particular needs. And because you should always protect your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays, apply our Sun Defense Mineral Oil-Free Sunscreen for the face before going outdoors.
You can also enhance your skin care lineup with a product from our Essentials line. These innovative products represent the latest advances in skin care, and all are made with the best natural ingredients. Some products are designed for everyday use, such as the Illuminating Rosehip & Cranberry Face Oil, while others, such as the Microdermabrasion Scrub, are weekly or biweekly treatments reminiscent of what you’d find at a day spa.
So use DERMA E for all of your gluten-free skin care needs. You’ll find that gluten free and glowing skin go hand in hand!