So what’s the BIG DEAL with the gut-skin connection?
Your gut and skin have a lot in common and are intimately connected via the gut-skin axis…when your gut is in disrepair (due to physical or emotional stress), your gut microflora (helpful versus damaging bacteria) become unbalanced (dysbiosis), leading to impaired nutrient absorption, build up of toxins and an inflamed leaky lining. This effectively opens the door to inflammation all over our body, including our skin, brain, etc.
Our skin is a mirror to our gut health and hormone balance, which then shows on our skin as outbreaks of acne, inflammation, dryness, rashes and rosacea flares. Our skin turnover time is 28 days so what you see ON your skin may actually represent earlier stresses and imbalances. It also means that what you do today takes time to be seen on your skin so patience is vital.
So what can you do?
- reduce refined sugars, alcohol, processed foods
- quit smoking and exposure to other harmful toxins
- limit antibiotic exposure
- daily teeth hygiene (yes, your mouth health also impacts your skin)
- stress reduction (me time is important)
- clean eating principles
- add fiber and increase water intake
- add a pre, pro, & post biotic (We have a great research-proven option at the spa for you) and more information on this in upcoming posts.
What you put IN you body is AS IMPORTANT as what you PUT ON your body! Choose wisely and ask us for help…we LOVE supporting your WHOLE health for best skin and aging results.
Want to know more? Come chat with us at the spa and follow us on social media (TikTok, Facebook, Instagram) for future educational posts on other skin and positive aging secrets!
See you soon.
Cindy Fehr RN(NP)
Cindy is an experienced RN(NP) residing in Southern Manitoba, Canada, with a passion to support her patients looking and feeling their best at every age. This blog is to support patients in gaining knowledge about skincare, medical aesthetics procedures, and health & wellness practices. It is her goal to share the knowledge she gains from continuous reading of research, and regular continuing professional development sessions. Pursuit of personal and professional growth is paramount to Cindy and she loves to share this learning with her patients.