There is a link between Gluten and Acne and the folks over at Natural News have the scoop.
In case you did not know gluten is the stuff that you find in bread.
Here are a few quotes from the article:
First regarding Gluten Sensitivity
Subclinical gluten sensitivity is entirely different. First, most people show no outward signs that could be linked to gluten. Second, the immune system doesn’t produce standard antibodies after gluten exposure. So gluten doesn’t show up in standard allergy tests. Doctors specializing in gluten sensitivities can detect it with special tests
And where you can find Gluten:
Avoid the obvious, such as breads, pastas and pastries, and you’ve cut out the biggest sources. But did you know there can be gluten also in cheese, butter and teriyaki sauce? Many processed foods contain vegetable starches and other additives that may contain gluten.
So gluten could be lurking in close to 90% of the items in your local supermarket.
Outside of grains, most food products contain only small amounts of gluten, but for people with severe sensitivities even these can make it difficult to cure acne.
As a rule, don’t assume anything. If the food is not raw and fresh fruit or vegetables or does not clearly state gluten-free (wheat-free is not enough), it may contain gluten.
And if that’s not bad enough, it’s not just the food items that contain gluten. Your toothpaste may contain gluten. Same with your shampoo. And what about that new lipstick you (or your girlfriend) have. That also may contain gluten. Finally even the capsules of your nutritional supplements may contain gluten.
Gluten is one more reason to avoid both processed foods and chemical-based personal care products.
If you think that you do in fact have a sensitivity to gluten or think that gluten is causing your skin problems then read through the article at Nature News and see if it can be of some help