Beware of Food Allergens in Your Beauty Routine!

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Have you ever wondered why your skin is breaking out after using a certain beauty product? Well, it could be that the product contains hidden food allergens. Many skincare products, especially those marketed as “natural” or “organic,” contain food allergens such as wheat, oats, dairy, and nuts.

One of the most important steps to having healthy skin is to know what ingredients you’re putting on your face. Believe it or not, some beauty products contain food allergens that could be wreaking havoc on your skin. If you have sensitivities to certain foods, you should definitely keep an eye out for these allergens lurking in your makeup and skincare routine. In this blog post, we will discuss which food allergens to avoid in your skincare products and what they can cause.

What are Food Allergens?

Food allergens are proteins found in common foods like wheat, nuts, soy, and dairy that can cause an allergic reaction when ingested or even when touched. These reactions usually manifest as a rash, itchiness, swelling, hives, and even difficulty breathing. Some people are more sensitive than others to food allergens, so it’s important to pay attention to all of the ingredients listed on your beauty products.

Which Food Allergens Should I Avoid?

The top food allergens that are most likely to be found lurking in beauty products are nuts, dairy, gluten, eggs, soybeans and shellfish. While these ingredients may not be intentional inclusions within beauty products, they can still cause allergic reactions if present.

Top 4 Food Allergens to Avoid In Your Skincare Products

1) Wheat: Any product containing wheat gluten can cause an allergic reaction if the ingredient comes into contact with skin. It’s especially important to watch out for this protein if you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity. Unfortunately, wheat protein is a popular ingredient in many skincare products as it helps them retain moisture and absorb quickly into the skin. Be sure to check labels thoroughly before making any purchases.
2) Nuts: Nut allergies are becoming increasingly more common among adults and children alike. Common nut-based ingredients found in beauty products include almond oil and peanut oil—but there could be others lurking off-label as well. To be safe, always check the label whenever possible or avoid anything with “nut” in the title entirely.

Most common food allergens

3) Dairy: Dairy proteins can also be hidden away under different names like casein and whey—so keep an eye out for those too! And although dairy is often used for its hydrating properties (i.e., yogurt masks), it can sometimes lead to clogged pores or breakouts, so it’s best avoided if you have sensitive skin or acne-prone skin types.
4) Soy: Last but not least is soy! Soy proteins are often found in anti-aging creams because they help fight inflammation and redness caused by sun exposure—but this isn’t so great if you’re allergic! When shopping for your skincare products, look out for phrases like “soybean oil” or “soy lecithin” as these indicate that there may be traces of soy protein present within the formula itself.

How To Reverse The Damage?

If you find out that one of your current skincare products contains food allergens that you are allergic to then it is important to take steps immediately to reverse the damage caused by the allergen exposure. First of all, stop using the product immediately! Then consult with your doctor about what steps you should take next such as taking antihistamines or applying topical corticosteroids depending on how severe the reaction was. Additionally, try switching up your skincare routine by replacing any potentially allergenic items with hypoallergenic alternatives (e.g., switch from almond oil-based moisturizer to a hypoallergenic alternative). This will help reduce inflammation and help prevent future reactions from occurring!

Final note

Being aware of what types of food allergens might be hiding inside your beauty products is essential if you want healthy skin free from irritation and inflammation due to sensitivity reactions! Always take a few minutes before purchasing any new product to read through the list of ingredients carefully—especially if one of these top 4 food allergens could potentially trigger an allergic reaction for you! Remember – knowledge is power when it comes to taking care of yourself properly!

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Selma Durmo M. Pharm

“As far as I can remember I have always struggled with sensitive skin. The issues culminated in my mid-twenties when I started having rosacea flares and redness. My personal quest for effective, safe solutions took a professional turn, and I was given the opportunity to apply my (Pharma) background in developing a new skin friendly product line. My goal was to create something new, a clinically proven sustainable skincare brand. This science backed probiotic skincare derived technology is a product of years of research and innovation in personal care products. Metabiotics contain naturally produced hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, SMase, lipoteichoic acid, over 40 peptides and enzymes. All assigned with specific tasks for activating the skins native repair mechanisms.” 

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