I know it doesn’t sound very glam, but beautiful, glowing skin does begin in your gut. So before you think about buying the latest miracle cream or speed dialing your facialist, why not invest your time and money into improving your digestive health? This will help you achieve a smooth and balanced complexion, reducing the amount of skin products you need to get your skin looking flawless and glowing!
So where is the connection?
Ok, before going into all the sciency stuff, let’s create an analogy so this all makes a bit more sense. If you think about a garden, the soil is like our gut. The soil needs the right nutrient levels and bacterial balance to support the plants and for them to be strong, their leaves robust and their flowers to blossom. For our skin to be strong and lustrous and radiant, we also need the right bacterial and nutrient balance in our gut.
The gut is where 70% of your immune system lies, where we metabolise hormones, where we make nutrients, create detoxifying enzymes and neutralise pathogens. All of these processes can profoundly affect skin health.
Think of how hormones out of balance can wreak havoc on your complexion. If we’re not getting enough nutrients or digesting our food properly due to poor gut health, our skin will start to starve. This affects skin elasticity and collagen production and will manifest in dull, lackluster skin with poor tone.
Why? Our bodies have a very clever priority system that looks after vital organs. Unfortunately this system doesn’t prioritise our beauty routine and our skin, hair and nails are the last places to receive nutrients.
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