The Gut-Skin Connection
Beauty is skin deep. This is an old saying that holds more merit than we’ve ever realized. What we project on the outside represents what’s going on inside. That’s why those with skin conditions tend to also suffer from occasional constipation and other GI issues due to a lack of diversity within the gut microbiota. If you are experiencing issues with your hair, skin, and nails, then your gut health might be to blame.
What is the Skin Microbiome?
The skin microbiome is a term used to describe the microbial communities which reside on human skin. There are over a thousand skin flora species that derive from 19 phyla.
On the other side of the skin are your vital organs and gut biome. So, it’s the job of the skin microbiome to protect these essential parts of our system. It’s our first line of defense.
That’s why our skin is our largest organ. It covers us from head to toes, protecting us from allergens, chemicals, and continual toxins from the outside world. The strength of this filtering barrier is determined by the health of the skin microbiome.
This connection between the skin and our insides is exactly why the skin microbiome has such a profound impact on our immune system.
Immunity, Gut Health, and Skin Care
Whether you’re diagnosed with a skin condition, are having an immune response, or are battling bouts of anxiety, there’s always one common culprit causing such adversity. This great antagonist is inflammation.
Our body goes above and beyond to alert us that pathogens are onboard, infiltrating gut microbes, wearing down the immune system, igniting inflammation, and potentially overtaking the host, which is you!
After the brain realizes there is an intruder, symptoms can persist such as occasional:
- Runny Nose
- Skin Rash
- Blotchy Complexion
- Anxious Thoughts
- Brain Fog
- Flaky Skin
These reactions all depend on the location of the inflammation and how long it’s been festering. One of the most effective way to support skin health daily is by improving your gut and boosting your immune system with a targeted probiotic supplement.
- Fights off pathogens that suppress your immune system
- Promotes upper respiratory support from allergic reactions
- Eases congestion for comfortable breathing
- Helps control inflammation that can suppress immunity
- Soothes digestive issues caused by food sensitivities
- Boosts short-chain fatty acids to strengthen gut barrier
- Reduces anxious behaviors that impact overall health negatively