The Link Between The Gut & The Skin

The Link Between The Gut & The Skin

Did you know that skin conditions are closely linked to the health of the gut?

That’s right, your gut microbiome and the foods you consume, can affect your skin!

Who would’ve thought?!

Eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea are just a few of the skin conditions which stem from inflammation in the body. And guess what, inflammation can start in the gut!

Your gut microbiome is made up of a range of micro-organisms. These micro-organisms mainly contain bacteria which are essential to the body for the digestion of food and absorption of nutrients.

However, if the microbiome becomes out of balance, this is when inflammation can occur which can influence a skin flare up.

Depending on the individual, different foods may cause different reactions and inflammation flare ups. For example, food allergies/intolerances have been shown to cause inflammation within the gut, which is then linked to a dermatitis flare up.

So how can you reduce inflammation in the body?

Increase intake of fermented foods as the gut microbiome loves these, as they introduce friendly bacteria. Some fermented foods include natural yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut, and kefir (milk).

High probiotic and fibre diets can also be beneficial as probiotic foods contain fibre, which stimulates growth of bacteria in the intestine.

Although it can be a process to rebuild your microbiome, it is a matter of being consistent. Just as we recommend consistently applying our products to your skin, gut care is no different, it’s about staying consistent with the process.

By understanding the link between the skin and the body, it will make it easier to understand your flare ups and skin upsets.