The science of the gut/skin connection is not new!
Beauty begins on the inside and we’re going to take a little dive into the connection between our skin and gut.
Researchers at Duke University were aware of a connection between skin health and gut health way back in the 1930’s when they connected the dots between emotional stress, a disrupted gut, and inflammatory skin conditions
Skin - The window to Our health
Your Microbiome: Your small and large intestines are home to over a trillion microorganisms – viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. The key is to promote beneficial bacteria
Liver/Skin Connection According to the Environmental Working Group, the average woman uses 12 products containing 168 unique chemicals daily. Where do all these chemicals go? I’m sure you guessed already – they go to the liver. Sometimes the signs of an overloaded liver show up on the skin all over the body.
Five Tips for a Healthy Skin
Cleanse (use a gentle cleanser to remove impurities)
Protect from sun damage
Limit toxin exposure – choose products that you intentionally put on your skin wisely (cleaner ingredients) and protect your skin from chemicals in cleaners.
Whole foods diet (limit sugar, alcohol)
Five Tips for A Healthy Gut
Whole foods diet (buy organic where you can to reduce pesticides, hormones, etc & avoid processed foods – they are full of toxins)
Diet rich in Fiber (from a variety of plant foods to increase diversity of the gut microbiome) (both to feed the gut microbiome and to help with elimination)
Take antibiotics only when needed
Top Tips for A Healthy Gut/Skin Connection
- Limit Toxin Exposure– Choose products that you intentionally put on your skin wisely (cleaner ingredients) and protect your skin from chemicals in cleaners. CLICK HERE for the skin care line I use.
- Feed Your Microbiome Lactobacillus and Bfidobacterium are two strains of probiotic bacteria that help maintain balance in the microbial community, strengthen the skin barrier, and help modulate the immune system. CLICK HERE to order the probiotic I recommend.
- Keep Your Liver Healthy reduce exposure to toxins. Avoid pollution, choose skin contacting products with clean ingredients, protect skin from exposure to other chemicals. Add nutrients to support the liver’s detoxification process. CLICK HERE for the liver support supplement I love (and take myself!)