Does it feel like nothing helps with your acne? You eat healthy, you live healthy and you’ve tried everything, but nothing helps. Your acne just won’t budge. You may suffer from gluten sensitivity and it may prevent you from curing acne.
Gluten sensitivity is one of those hidden and hard to detect causes behind many
health problems. And something you might not think of in a million years. It
also happens to be the reason many acne victims struggle to get clear skin.
For those hypersensitive to gluten, a perfect diet and healthy lifestyle won’t
clear your skin because of regular exposure to gluten.
So how does gluten contribute to acne?
It is believed that acne is a result of blood sugar problems and chronic
inflammation. These trigger hormonal reactions that lead to increased sebum
production, blocked pores and overgrowth of acne-causing bacteria.
Gluten contributes to acne in two ways.
First, it causes damage to the small intestine, which could lead to nutritional deficiencies and an increased toxic body load (through leaky gut syndrome).
The second link between gluten and acne is inflammation. People with gluten sensitivity cannot digest gluten effectively. As a result they absorb incompletely digested protein
molecules. The immune system treats these as invaders. As it attacks these
‘invaders’ the white cells release histamine, which increases inflammation.
Inflammation increases insulin resistance in the nearby cells.
Unfortunately, gluten is everywhere including nearly all processed foods which
constitute the majority of most American’s diet. Gluten can even be found in items you
wouldn’t think of, such as lipsticks, shampoos and vitamins.