The New Skincare Diet
Vegan, organic, halal, and glutenfree—these aren’t mere meal preferences. Welcome to the new skincare diets. By Li Ying Lim.
WHAT IT IS: With fast-food chains such as Domino’s Pizza offering gluten-free options, it’s no wonder the same concept is trending at beauty counters. While experts may attest to the safety of cosmetics containing gluten, America’s independent Gluten Free Society advises individuals diagnosed with gluten-related diseases to avoid ingredients such as hydrolised wheat protein, avena sativa (oats), and triticum aestivum (wheat), particularly with lip products, especially for those who have severe allergies.
PRO TIP: American dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldfaden explains that gluten-based ingredients in topical products consist of the gliadin and glutenin proteins, which can lead to inflammation, acne, psoriasis, puffy eyes, or rashes. Some products may even contain external traces of gluten, so it is always best to do a patch test before going all out.
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