These days, people are leaving bread off their dinner tables, abandoning breakfast cereal and ignoring their pasta urges. What’s behind this wide-spread rejection of some of our most beloved carbs? Like the popularity of the vegan lifestyle, the trend is huge for avoiding wheat and gluten. Gluten free foods, bread, and recipes are taking off, and lifestyle choices not only affect diets but are also expanding to areas as varied as skin care, laundry detergent, and even gluten-free vacations.
So what exactly is this terrifying substance and why do some people avoid it? Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other cereal grains which causes intestinal inflammation in people with celiac disease. Even for people without celiac disease, some suffer from wheat sensitivity that causes upset stomachs, abdominal pains and bloating (WebMD).
If you’re sensitive to wheat in your diet, you may already be thinking about avoiding gluten in your skin care as well. Although the jury is still out on whether gluten can be absorbed through the surface of your skin, there are still many unresolved mysteries about wheat sensitivity, including a statistically-proven increase in celiac disease in the last half-century. With gluten-shunning as a popular lifestyle choice, we’re here to support with many gluten-free, natural skin care products for your skin. Feel reassured that you are treating the largest organ in your body – your skin – with the same attention that you give your daily diet. Please note that if you are showing sensitivity or reactions to your skin due to your diet or any product that you’re using on your skin, we advise you to see a doctor first before making any major changes to your lifestyle.
Ready to embrace gluten free choices for your skin? Here’s a gluten free daily skin care routine that works for all skin types:
Not only is the Stone Crop Gel Wash gluten free, the cleanser effectively lifts impurities gently enough for all types of skin including sensitive skin.
One of our most popular exfoliators, our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant removes dead skin cells and promotes a bright and radiant complexion.
Another fan favorite, our Stone Crop Hydrating Mist revitalizes and balances your skin, leaving your complexion smooth and moisturized.
Complete your daily routine with elements of chamomile, arnica and rosemary. Our Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturizer hydrates the skin, leaving a soft and smooth finish.
This post was written by Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
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