Updated: Jan 7
You always hear the saying that beauty comes from within, and there really is something to it. A balanced gut is a major component in achieving radiant and blemish free skin. Poor gut health is often associated with digestive issues, but what many might not realize is that the gut microbiome also has a direct connection to skin homeostasis. Many skin enthusiasts have been taking their skin regimes to the next level and focusing not only on the products going onto their skin, but also incorporating gut-loving probiotics that encourage a balanced and healthy gut microbiome.
The microbiome are the communities of bacteria that live in and on our bodies. So consider the inside-outside approach when tackling your skin woes. The idea is to take a probiotic with powerful naturally derived ingredients that work through the microbiome. Microbiome cells are not human cells and in fact, outnumber human cells at an astonishing three to one. They have an amazing symbiotic relationship with our bodies as revealed by the Human Microbiome Study that showed everything from obesity, Alzheimer’s, and skin health are linked to the work these bacteria do for our bodies. The most prevalent areas for these bacteria are in your gut and on your skin. The Microbiome communities communicate with one another by sending signals and micro language back and forth. This means that the optimization of skin health is reliant on both a topical and internal level. Any disruption of the gut microbiome will appear in various ways in and on our bodies, this includes various skin issues including acne and rosacea.
When selecting a probiotic supplement, you want to make sure to keep an eye on the labels for two specific species. Lactobacillus, which may improve the skins barrier function. And Bifidobacterium, which may reduce skin sensitivity and boost ceramides. And if supplements aren’t really your speed, you can incorporate gut-loving foods including yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, and so much more.