There are pretty much two schools of thought. The conservative approach that says that celiac disease is a digestive disorder that can only be exasperated when digesting gluten. And the second is that gluten on the skin anywhere on your body can aggravate celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, wheat allergies, especially if they have any kind of skin condition.
I’m definitely a proponent of the second school of thought. And, I know there are no studies to substantiate my thoughts and beliefs about this and I have gotten a lot of flack about this because there is no proof as they say. No scientific proof, and I always respond the same way to anyone who says this to me - who would fund such a study?
According to Forbes the top ten global beauty brands are Olay, Avon, L’Oreal, Neutrogena, Nivea, Lancome, Dove, Estee Lauder, Biore’ and Shiseido. Do you really think that any of these companies would pay for a study specifically to find if gluten, wheat, barley or rye that is used as a chemical component found in their products would be harmful to my health? I don’t think so! Do you?
My next question is if medicine can be administered via the patch or ointments transdermally through our skin, why couldn’t the skin do the same for an ingredient that is toxic to me like gluten?
At some point, we just have to go with what makes the most sense to us and look beyond what is being told to us and make some of our own conclusions.
I believe without any hesitation that yes, you need to beware of gluten that you ingest as well as put anywhere on your body, so that definitely includes make-up. I know my health improved a great deal when I completely removed gluten that was hiding in all my cabinets - kitchen, vanity, bathroom, medicine and cleaning.
Hope this helps answer your question, dear reader. Feel free to share your thought and feeling on this below. And if you have a question of your own, click the ask a question button and I’ll do my best to answer soon.