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Many Cosmetic Products Contain Gluten

Avoid Allergens In Skin Care Products

If you have celiac disease, your skin and entire body may respond strongly and negatively to gluten. Certain products, including non-food items, can contain hidden gluten. And while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed “gluten-free” labeling standards for food products, these standards do not apply to every item that could contain gluten, including cosmetics.

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Research presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology demonstrated how difficult it is for consumers to find out whether their beauty products contain forms of gluten. Even though you’re not actually eating cosmetics, even a small amount of gluten in a lip balm could cause a problem — think of how often you bite or lick your lip.

Researchers have raised the question of whether gluten-containing lotions and moisturizers might trigger a response in the skin of a person with celiac disease. The investigation was prompted by case studies of two women who had contact irritation on their skin that went away when they stopped eating gluten in their diet and stopped using beauty products containing gluten.

In beauty products, hydrolyzed gluten is used to make both emulsifiers and stabilizers. This is an area of research that requires further exploration, but people with celiac disease who want to live a gluten-free lifestyle should be aware of the ingredients in their cosmetics. The skin absorbs these ingredients quickly, so the risk is very real. When in doubt, contact the maker of your favorite brands and ask about their position on gluten-free products. Many companies have statements listed on their websites because gluten is a growing skin care issue among consumers.

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To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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Spa Announces Personalized, Natural Skin Care

Order Natural, Personal Skin Care Products Online, By Phone

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website! Skin Care Plus in Geneva, Illinois offers personalized and natural skin care using energy healing modalities during the treatments, to help you renew your body, mind and spirit so you look younger, more relaxed and refreshed.

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Joan Kesman’s facial spa treatments lift from the inside out. Facial treatments (anti-aging, acne, lightening, an alternative to chemical peels, LED light therapy treatments, and more), using natural and organic products for safe, effective results. Body treatments also available.

Order your personal and natural skin care products online or by phone.

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To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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Dry Skin Solutions Within Reach

Nutritionalists and Spa Experts Share Secrets For Healthy Skin

A balance of oil and moisture is crucial for healthy skin. For oil and moisture to work together, there has to be enough water present in the cells and enough oil to act as a shield, preventing evaporation. Dry skin can be caused, or aggravated, by a poor diet, exposure to harsh environments, chemicals, pharmaceutical medications, diuretics, liver congestion, and harsh soaps. Deficiencies in vitamin A, B complex, C, and E can cause dry skin, and especially deficiencies in essential fatty acids (EFA’s). Since the body does not produce them, they must be ingested. EFAs will be found in fish, shellfish, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds, leafy greens, chia seeds, evening primrose oil, flax, and hemp seeds.

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Herbs can be very helpful for topical use, especially for eczema and dry, chapped. or cracked skin. Plantain and calendula can be infused into a lotion or skin oil and used as needed. Internally, nourishing herbs in the form of teas such as nettles, alfalfa, and oat straw, mixed with moisturizing demulcents such as marshmallow, cleavers, and slippery elm can support the skin internally.

All of these suggestions might be helpful, but without water, it’s like trying to grow grass in the desert. Calculate half to three-quarters of your weight in pounds, and drink that many ounces of water per day. For example, a 150 lb person requires 75 ounces of water daily. The trick that seems to work for most people is to carry water with you everywhere you go, to help ensure you are consuming what you need every day.

Elizabeth J. Carroll, Esthetician, Elizabeth Skin, Edgartown: In addition to using a gentle cleanser, exfoliation of dead skin cells is key. Exfoliation allows moisturizer to penetrate the skin. At home, you can use a gentle exfoliating cleanser with a face cloth, two to three times a week. Then moisturize while your skin is still moist. I recommend a professional exfoliation treatment every four to six weeks, depending on your skin type. And get a professional skin analysis to be sure you are using the correct at home product. Some over the counter products have a high alcohol content which dries the skin. Wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, even in winter, is crucial to protecting the skin. Other tips:

  • Try to avoid long, hot showers
  • Use a humidifier in the winter
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat omega-3 rich foods. Essential fatty acids can help fortify the skin’s natural oil retaining barriers. Foods rich in omega-3 include cold water fish, flaxseed, walnuts, and safflower oil.

Sheila Muldaur, Certified Classical Homeopath, Integrated Health Care, Vineyard Haven: Cell salts or tissue remedies are low potency homeopathic mineral preparations, credited for healing that is gentle and steady and completely safe for home use. These are slow acting and can be taken over time. Specific cell and tissue salts that can be taken internally for dry skin are:

  • Kali sulphuricum, for general skin dryness and flaking or scaling of the skin.

  • Calcarea phosphorica, for any chronic skin conditions, because it soothes the skin.

  • Natrum Muriaticum is important for dry hands and lips and cracked or chapped skin in general.

Chose the cell salt(s) that best matches your skin’s symptoms. Follow package directions for administration.

The Staff at Sea Spa Salon, Edgartown: As skin is our largest organ, and we will have it forever, we must treat it with care. We here at Sea Spa like to add a few drops of our Aromessence oils into our facial masks to make it that much more effective. Professional grade hyaluronic acid helps to bind the essential oils into the skin for deeper penetration. A facial treatment aids in cell renewal for the dry skin by correcting ph balance and protecting it from the elements. Our estheticians, such as Virginia Vogt at Sea Spa Salon, can help identify your skin condition. While your skin type always remains the same, its condition changes with the environment and can create dullness. Seasonally, skin care products and regimen need to change to keep the skin looking its best. Living on the Island means a salty environment, but it doesn’t mean we have to all look salty.

Laura L. Denman MS, RD, Abundant Life Nutrition: I hate having dry skin. I hate the way it feels, the itchiness, the velcro sound as I pull on my socks. It can even prevent me from falling asleep, so I am all about prevention. My approach is two-pronged: internal and external. On the internal front, I take Omega 3 Fatty Acid (3000-4000mg) capsules every day, and I drink plenty of water. In the cold winter months, that water comes from filling up my tea cup with warm water, reusing the same bag over and over. I also have a green smoothie with lots of vegetables and some fruit most mornings, which helps prevent dry skin. Externally, lotion is never far from me. I stash it everywhere. The one that I slather on with abandon, which seems to work great for my entire family, is a Tropical Traditions brand made with coconut oil and no harmful ingredients.

Skin care News via: http://www.mvtimes.com/2014/03/22/our-panel-shares-dry-skin-solutions/

To find out more about the importance of facials and natural skin care products, please contact Skin Care Plus. We use and recommend the best natural and organic skin care products available. We also offer other skin care treatments that can help with anti-aging and overall skin health, including the best facial in the greater Chicago area, including Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles.

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