Itchy Skin from Makeup? You’re Gluten free, but Most Cosmetics Aren’t

Do you get itchy skin from makeup? Many women go gluten free in the kitchen, but fail to realize that gluten is a main ingredient in cosmetics, too. There are over 50 gluten-based ingredients commonly used in cosmetics. Itchy skin from makeup can be avoided with a few simple product changes.

Gluten is found in many lotions, cosmetics, and personal care products. If you are celiac, it is important to know that gluten molecules are considered too large to be absorbed through the skin. But if you are like me, and have a skin allergy to wheat,  these products will cause incessant itching. There are a few good brands out there that make gluten free cosmetics today. Fortunately most gluten free companies are also environmentally aware and working toward pure, natural ingredients rather than synthetic chemicals.

One of them is bound to help get your itchy skin from makeup use under control. I’ll tell you more about these brands later. First I want to help you recognize the hidden gluten ingredients in your makeup and why they could be harmful if you are gluten intolerant.

Lipstick Matters: Do You Lick Your Lips?

Most lipsticks contain wheat products, so careful label reading is important. Licking your lips, and wearing lipstick when you eat will cause gluten and toxic chemicals to enter your digestive system. This may be why you’re getting itchy skin from makeup. It may also be why you keep feeling like your getting glutened.
The average woman will ingest over four pounds of lip products in a lifetime.

Itchy Skin from Makeup: Find Corn, Wheat, Gluten on Label

Itchy skin from makeup could be due to wheat or corn ingredients.
Is itchy skin from makeup due to wheat or corn?

Cosmetics are different than food. Food labels will tell you if there is wheat or gluten. But cosmetics won’t label wheat, corn or gluten by their common name. Cosmetic ingredients are often listed by their scientific names.

Do you get itchy skin from makeup that’s all natural? Even though a product is organic and all natural it may still contain gluten. A perfect example is Burt’s Bees, which was bought out by the Clorox company and no longer publicly lists which products are gluten free. Although they may have products made without gluten, Burts Bees will not verify their ingredient sources or test for cross contamination. They ask consumers to call them for verification.

Other popular brands with gluten containing ingredients are Philosophy, Elisabeth Arden, Clinique, and Estee Lauder.

If you are trying to stop itchy skin from makeup, I’ll do my best to help you out.

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