How the gut impacts your complexion
You’ve probably heard the phrase “beauty comes from the inside” many times before. But never has it been more appropriate then when you explore the link between the gut and your complexion.
And we’re not just talking the odd breakout – if you suffer from more serious and long-term skin conditions, your stomach could be the pace to start.
“In fact, skin conditions like eczema, acne, psoriasis and rosacea are all related to the gut,” Shann Nix Jones, author of #1 Amazon Best Seller Secrets from Chuckling Goat: How a Herd of Goats Saved My Family and Created a Business that Became a Natural Health Phenomenon, explained to Cover Media.
“The skin is simply a map of the gut - if you want to know what's happening in the gut, just look at the skin. And if you want to clear the skin - you have to heal the gut first!”
So according to that theory, you’re simply wasting time and money if you reach for creams to tackle the issue. And what’s the science behind the link?
“Eczema, acne, psoriasis and rosacea are all autoimmune conditions, caused by damage to the microbiome,” Shann continued.
“The microbiome is 2 kg of bacteria inside your gut, which is damaged by sugar, stress, antibiotics and environmental toxins, (like the 515 individual toxins that the average woman ‘hosts’ by the time she has completed her bathing routine in the morning!)”
To heal the gut, dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey recommends ingesting kefir. Kefir is a cultured, creamy dairy product made from fermented milk, so a little like a drinking yoghurt.
“We have developed a ‘Kefir Program’ - a two-prong approach, in which you drink goats’ milk kefir for 21 days, allowing it to ‘re-seed’ the gut with the good flora it needs to heal, and at the same time you also apply goats’ milk kefir topically to the skin, in the form of our kefir cleansers and lotions,” Shann explained, adding she’s seen dramatic improvements to people suffering from conditions like eczema.