Many estheticians forget to tell their clients the vital role their gut health plays in their skin health. If we ignore or mistreat our gut, we are already taking steps backwards with our skincare. Let me explain!
The gut has a major role in our body. The microbiomes found there are in charge of controlling digestion, benefiting the immune system, and have many other secondary roles. If our microbiomes are imbalanced, we will notice health problems like intestine issues, weight gain, high blood pressure, and anxiety. It can also cause us to struggle to absorb important nutrients! And in return, we will notice our skin changing texture and breaking out in certain areas of the face. It could even become as prevalent as showing signs of psoriasis or eczema. Needless to say, gut health should be our first step in trying to attain beautiful healthy skin.
More specifically, our faces can be an indicator of where and how we can improve our gut health. Below you can see which areas correlate with certain parts of our gut!
We now know how to recognize the signs, but how can we care for the gut? By implementing two things into our diet to help balance it:
Prebiotics and Probiotics will be our new friends! We can ingest both of these via supplement or through certain foods. Probiotics will help balance and add good bacteria and Prebiotics will stimulate the growth of that good bacteria. Both are needed for proper gut balance!
Here are some of my favorite food and supplement examples:
Besides adding in foods like these you can also do other things to help your gut rebalance, like:
- Mindful Movements, stretches, yoga, etc
- Lower your caffeine intake
- Add digestive enzymes to your diet
- Use more ginger and turmeric
- Increase your rest
- See a specialist for gut health
If there is one thing to remember, it is gut health should not be taken lightly and could be the missing piece to helping your skincare goals. Beauty and health go hand in hand, and our skin is just a display of the quality of our diet and vitality of our gut health!