Searching for that effortless radiant glow? (Us too!). Supporting your body by building a healthy gut is one of the BEST ways to boost natural radiance and get your skin glowing from the inside out. It all comes down to the gut-skin connection. And we’re going to delve right into the topic for you!
What is the gut-skin connection?
As we hear more often than not, our gastrointestinal tract (gut) hosts trillions of microorganisms and bacteria, also known as your microbiome. Unfortunately, as our modern-day diet leans toward processed foods and refined sugar (not to mention a cheeky vino or two), our microbiomes tend to be unbalanced which creates a slower, more sluggish digestive system. And because of the gut-skin connection (where the gut directly influences the state of our skin), this out-of-whack microbiome can contribute to a diminished skin barrier, skin breakouts, dull skin and even inflammatory skin conditions like rosacea, acne and eczema.
So not only do we feel sluggish overall, but our skin wears the signs of it.
How can you improve gut health?
… So how do you improve gut health, and get on your way to glowing skin? We’ve got a few tips:
- Add probiotics into your diet: A probiotic supplement introduces good bacteria and works to repopulate and restore your gut. This creates better digestion and assists in overall improved health and wellbeing
- Reduce inflammatory foods: Everyone loves a treat and a wee tipple (guilty!), but your gut doesn’t! Look at where refined sugar, alcohol and processed foods can be reduced or replaced in your diet. This will help keep inflammation in your GI tract down, and your gut happy
- Keep hydrated and go green: One of the easiest things you can do to assist your gut is to increase your daily water intake. Green veggies are highly alkalising and help assist your body to cleanse and heal, so we also love to start the day with a green juice or smoothie for a boost of gut-loving goodness
- Start your day on the right track: We know it’s easy to reach for your phone first thing – but try leaving it where it is and instead give yourself 5 minutes to take some deep, healing breaths for the day ahead. Keeping your stress levels down as much as possible helps to keep your nervous system firing properly, which in turn assists the health status of your gut
Get moving: We all know this one! Regular exercise is a major boost for your immune system (mostly hosted within the gut), and it aids in stimulating your gut and promotes bonus feelings of happiness (yay!)
How can you improve your skin health?
When it comes to what goes on your skin, you just know we’ve got you covered! Adding probiotic-infused skincare to your routine is the perfect way to keep your skin’s microbiome in balance. Take a look at our Luminosity: Brightening Probiotic Mask and The Limelight: Brightening Probiotic Lotion to deliver a dose of probiotics to your skin – assisting to fortify your skin’s barrier and protect against environmental aggressors too.
So with just a few small changes to your daily habits, you are easily on your way to effortlessly radiant skin, from the inside out!