Gluten-Free Sunscreens are a Must!

Gluten-free sunscreens

Gluten-Free Sunscreens are a Must

 

How do you protect your skin in the summer?

Protecting your skin is a definite when you are out in the sun, especially through the summer.  If you live gluten-free, think about choosing a gluten-free sunscreen.

gluten-free sunscreens

Is this necessary?

 

Some question if sunscreen really needs to be gluten-free if you have Celiac or gluten-intolerance.  According to celiac gastroenterologist, Dr. Alessio Fasano, “If you have celiac disease, then the application of gluten-containing products to the skin should not be a problem, unless you have skin lesions that allow gluten to be absorbed systemically in great quantities.” And, according to the GI Society, gliadin, a grain protein in gluten, is too large to penetrate the skin.

 

Everyone is different and some still react to certain products

 

When putting on your sunscreen or your child’s, one doesn’t typically wash hands afterwards.  Everything you then touch can have gluten on it (if not using a gluten-free sunscreen), including the food you pick up and put in your mouth, which creates cross-contamination.

 

It’s important to watch and care what we put on our skin and body to keep our health.  Thankfully, many companies today offer gluten-free personal care products for those who have reactions and want healthier options.

sunglasses on a beach- gluten-free sunscreens

Check These Out

 

The following is a list of Gluten-Free Sunscreens, checked this year (2019). ALWAYS read the label and watch expiration dates, and replace every year. These are considered healthier brands, using less chemicals and additives that are harmful to our health.

 

 

Kiss My Face Sunscreen

California Baby Sunscreen

Sun Bum Sunscreen

Loving Naturals Sunscreen

Pure Haven Sunscreen

Arbonne Sunscreen

Jason Sun Sunscreen

Badger Sunscreen (not all are listed as GF)

Goddess Garden Sunscreen – They stated, “With the exception of Tinted Face the Day, our sunscreens do not contain gluten or wheat-derived products. The xanthan gum we use in our sunscreens is sometimes fermented from wheat, but our supplier has tested for the allergen in this ingredient and none remains after processing. However, we are not a gluten-free facility and our products have not been tested to be gluten-free.”

Alba Botanical Sunscreen – their website states, “If a product is not specifically labeled gluten-free, it hasn’t been tested and cannot be guaranteed as such.” *In reality, this holds true for EVERY company.

 

ALWAYS check the label to be safe before using.

 

Most companies change ingredients often, so check this every time you buy.  Read the labels and look for the certification to be gluten-free safe.

 

You can learn more about healthier sunscreen options at the Environmental Working Group.

 

Which are your favorites?

 

Which will you try?

 

 

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