The effects of gluten on your skin


I love the smell and taste of bread


But... If you suffer from gluten intolerance or sensitivity it may be delaying your skin’s progress.


“Gluten intolerance can also affect your skin.


A blistering skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis is the skin manifestation of celiac disease (25Trusted Source).


Everyone who has the disease is sensitive to gluten, but less than 10% of patients experience digestive symptoms that indicate celiac disease (25Trusted Source).


Furthermore, several other skin diseases have shown improvement while on a gluten-free diet. These include (26Trusted Source):

  • Psoriasis: An inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by scaling and reddening of the skin.

  • Alopecia areata: An autoimmune disease that appears as non-scarring hair loss.

  • Chronic urticaria: A skin condition characterised by recurrent, itchy, pink or red lesions with pale centres.

The best way to figure this out is to go get tested by a medical professional. Another tip is you can eliminate gluten foods and see if your skin does better, or you no longer suffer from- bloating/headaches/itchy skin/fatigue/ abdominal pain/ diarrhea.


Anyway I hope this helps Remember just try to limit, you don’t have to eliminate. Just my two cents to help you achieve your skin goals!