Healthy Gut Bacteria = Healthy Skin, but how?

Posted on October 30, 2017

Forget spending another cent on expensive skincare creams and turn your attention to your gut. Take back the control of how amazing your skin can be. With a healthy gut and a balance of good and bad bacteria, you will have clear, fabulous and flawless skin in no time. As we prepare for 2018, it’s time for you to hop on board one of the biggest health and skincare trends, gut health – Here’s how!

Image of a woman looking down with fabulous, clear skin.

Our gut plays a critical role in protecting our bodies against invasion of nasty bacteria. Your gut absorbs nutrients from the foods that you eat to support normal function. Our skin is normally the first place in which changes are noticed if your gut is unhealthy. If your gut is unhealthy, your body automatically undertakes a process to try to remove the bacteria as fast as possible. The skin is often the easiest exit route, triggering redness, swelling and irritation. This could flare up skin conditions such as acne, eczema and rosacea.

Woman's face showing the left half clear and the right side with redness and irritation

To keep your gut healthy, and balance the bacteria, it’s important to ensure you’re consuming enough probiotics, fibre and a balanced diet in order to maintain a healthy and glowing complexion. Ramp up your glowing skin routine with these simple tips:

Inner Beauty

Many health and beauty supplements are designed to rebalance the gut and restore a healthy amount of good bacteria that will also support radiant skin. These ingestible supplements have been formulated to taste great while still working wonders from within. You may want to try:

The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and pre and probiotics to improve gut health, as well as assisting with improving hair, skin and nails.

The Beauty Chef Glow Inner Beauty Powder promotional image

Moon Juice Probiotics is a custom made 4-strain blend of synergistic prebiotics and probiotics that are formulated to support a healthy gut.

Moon Juice Probiotic supplement to support gut health

Fibre

Foods high in fibre are important to keep waste moving out of the body. Digesting soluble fire is especially beneficial when it comes to skin health as excess levels of sex hormones can contribute to breakouts. You need fibre to help your body move excess hormones out of your system to keep your skin healthy and clear. Soluble fibre is found in foods such as oats, rye, chia seeds and some fruits and vegetables.

Flat lay of fruit, vegetables, nuts and grains that are high in fibre to aid digestion and increase good gut bacteria

Probiotics

It’s ideal to have 85% of good bacteria to 15% bad bacteria in the gut. This balance has a large influence on the health of your body, but especially the health of your skin. To help improve your gut bacteria ratio you should ensure you are taking a probiotic supplement, and eating foods rich in probiotics, such as sauerkraut, natural yoghurt and kombucha.

Fermented food and drink products including sauerkraut and kombucha which aids as a probiotic to balance bacteria in the gut

Balanced Diet

A good, healthy and balanced diet can help maintain your inner health. Fruits and vegetables should make up the foundation of your diet, as well as including whole grains, lentils, beans, nuts, seeds, lean meats and fish and whole food fats like avocado and unrefined plant oils.

Flat lay of a wide range of fruits and vegetables as part of a balanced diet

Beauty starts in the belly, so by making these small changes to improve your gut health you will definitely notice some positive changes. Not only for your skin, but also for your overall health. 

By Mikayla Tabone.

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