Should Your Beauty Regimen Go Gluten-Free?

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Parabens and GMO have long been filthy words, and now gluten has joined the club. Some studies have claimed a child dies every 12 minutes in the claws of gluten, though it has become one of the biggest food trends to drop the pounds. I haven’t eaten bread since 1995. I’m not actually wheat intolerant but I am very tolerant of Miranda Kerr’s booty plastered all over The Daily Mail, whose favourite snack is a gluten-free muffin. Numerous a-list celebrities claim their top beauty tip is a gluten-free diet for a trim bod. This dietary trend is moving on beyond our kitchen counter to our bathroom cabinet, but is gluten-free beauty a thing you need in your life?

For those who suffer from coeliac disease it would be advised to avoid swallowing any cosmetics that contain gluten, such as toothpaste or lip balm. According to dermatologists the risk of a reaction from gluten-containing cosmetics is minimal. The skin is the largest and absorbable organ in the body, so to some degree whatever you put on the skin will be absorbed into the bloodstream.

A few products that claim to be gluten-free and virtually 100% natural are:

Dr Hauschka has introduced a full line of gluten-free products for the face, bath, and body. Online beauty buy: Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Wash £11.60, is the winner of Red Magazine Green Beauty Awards 2014. This body wash is combined with orange blossom and rose petal, it is gentle and soap free, with botanical oils to nourish.

You can now go gluten-free with your hair care. Unite is a hair styling brand with Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian as fans. Unite’s hair care products are free of parabens, sulphates, gluten, and are 100% vegan. Online beauty buy: Unite Moisturising Conditioner £6.50, it is rich in vitamins and amino acids to add intense hydration to the hair.

Online Beauty Buy: RMS Beauty Volume Mascara £24, is an 100% natural and 100% organic formula. RMS Beauty is a model favourite, with Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bundchen as fans; it is based on the “raw food” principle.

Not sure whether you are using the right products for your skin or hair? Try our online beauty quiz for bespoke beauty product recommendations.

You can expect the gluten-free beauty trend to be on the rise. For more top beauty trends and beauty tips click here.