by Melissa Diane Smith
Consumer demand has led to the growth of gluten-free personal care products.
If you’re gluten intolerant, you’re well aware of the need to avoid ingesting this problematic protein. But what about topical applications? Nearly all doctors, researchers and organizations in the celiac community will tell you that external application of a product that contains gluten is completely harmless because gluten is not absorbed through the skin. But many everyday people are rejecting that information and seeking out gluten-free products for their face, skin and hair.