Traditionally, October has been celebrated as Celiac Disease Awareness Month in the United States. While awareness activities also widely take place in May, we think it's as important a time as ever to talk about the benefits of an all natural routine for those with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivities.

People afflicted with Celiac Disease and those with wheat germ allergies need to be careful not just of what they eat, but also what they put on their skin. While skin care products containing gluten do not affect all people with Celiac Disease, it is important that all Celiacs avoid using such products on their lips or around their mouth to avoid ingestion. And by using personal care products free of gluten, consumers with sensitivity to wheat can eliminate any risk.

Skin care products must be free of gliadin, a gluten protein found in wheat (and a few other grains). Gliadin is the active ingredient that causes an immune system reaction for those afflicted. Eighty percent of those with Celiac Disease have Anti-Gliadin antibodies.

Lavera takes pride in the fact that its cosmetic and skin care products are specially made for those with sensitive skin and special skin care needs. These products are 100 percent free of gliadin and are safe for customers with Celiac disease and wheat allergies.

We're glad we can provide safe, high quality products to not only those with Celiac Disease, but all people with sensitive skin. We love hearing your personal stories about why you choose and love Lavera, and we're always happy to hear more feedback and take questions! Feel free to contact us by phone or email at the top of this page, and continue learning about the benefits to using Lavera on the Education section of Lavera.com.

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