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How Does Gluten Affect Skin?

This Is What Eating Gluten Is Actually Doing to Your Skin

How Does Gluten Affect Skin?
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The old saying — you are what you eat — holds a ton of truth when it comes to your skin.

"Gluten is an inflammatory food, and when we are exposed to inflammatory triggers on a regular basis, we can begin to experience irritations on our skin," explains Dr. Lipman. "Eczema, psoriasis, acne, and rashes are all signs of inflammation in the body, which is why in dealing with such skin irritations, we always recommend removing gluten as part of the healing protocol."

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