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Better Gut Health = Better Skin Health

Could our skin issues be a sign that our gut health is awry, and would a daily dose of the right biotics boost our overall health and help our complexion? Is our gut health important to improving our skin health?

“When we experience issues with our gut like inflammation or digestion problems, our skin is usually the first place we notice problems.”

- Kimberly Snyder, New York Times best-selling author

Scientists have found links between gut health and skin issues like eczema, rosacea, and acne. A 2017 study says that people who experience rosacea have a higher instance of gastrointestinal disease.

Find and nix food sensitivities.

The foods we’re sensitive to can disrupt our gut and cause inflammation in our skin, too. The easiest way to figure out our food sensitivities is to get tested. Or, you can start at home with an elimination diet and journal. You’ll want to start with some of the more common disruptors like gluten, dairy, corn, and soy.

Cut out sugar.

Nothing kills healthy gut bacteria faster than refined foods and sugar. It is highly inflammatory, ages our cells, is linked to collagen loss, and contributes to acne. Cutting out sugar will help decrease yeast like Candida and help clear up your skin.

Add probiotics.

Certain strains of good bacteria will help heal your gut and keep it healthy when taken regularly. Two of these good bacterias are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. You can find them in yogurts and probiotic drinks, but make sure they’re not too full of sugar!

Stay hydrated.

We all know the simple fact that our body is made up of a LOT of water, and we all know we should be drinking a lot of water each day to keep ourselves healthy. That goes for gut AND skin health. By keeping ourselves properly hydrated, we can increase the dermal density of our skin.

Manage Stress.

Stress can be a massive factor on your gut and how it behaves, therefore showing up on your skin. Constant stress without relaxation time can take its toll on not just your skin but your overall health. One way to combat constant stress is meditation, but not everyone loves meditation. Find out what works for you and stick with it: yoga, running, walking, biking, or a hike in the mountains.
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