How gut health can impact the skin?

Jun 29, 2022

Dr Rati Parwani

How gut health can impact the skin?

Gut health is very important for beautiful skin. A clean and healthy gut gives a clean and healthy skin. There is a Gut and Skin Connection. A healthy gut is the best solution if you want to glow from the inside out. 

Well, your gut feeling is true in this case. In recent years, we have started to realize that our brains control our bodies. Many studies have proven that our guts have a stronghold on our health and a healthy gut gives not only beautiful skin but a healthy immune system and a healthy mind. 

But, here the question arises does our gut have control over the skin too? The answer is “YES.” If you want a much-longed-for glow, a healthy gut is a must. 

Gut and Skin Axis 

The gut and skin enjoy a constant dialogue through the Gut-Skin Axis. The gut health issues are variable and skin is a barometer to check what is going on inside the gut. A healthy body with a good immune system helps in healthy skin. 70% of the immune system lies in the gut. The gut performs the following functions - 

  • Nutrients Absorption
  • Metabolizes hormones
  • Detoxifying enzymes
  • Neutralizes Pathogens
  • Production of Neurotransmitters 

So, it is important to get your digestive health under control to check that you feel well and get healthy glowing skin. 

What is the gut? 

The gut isn't just one thing- it is complex, consisting of a collection of trillions of bacteria and microbes called the gut microbiome which keeps it healthy.

This microbiome helps maintain healthy homeostasis throughout the body and this impacts the skin. If you experience any gut issues such as -Leaky gut syndrome

Inflammation of the gut, or digestive problems, your skin is going to be impacted first. 

Scientists have found links between gut health and skin issues causing eczema, rosacea, and acne. Research has proven that gut inflammation will cause skin inflammation. That is why it is important to focus on gut health and your skin will radiate with a clear complexion and good internal health. 

The skin symptoms to look out for 

The skin speaks a lot about your internal system. If you are experiencing inflamed and irritated skin, this signifies there is an imbalance in the gut. Your skin is one of the largest organs of the body. It is the first line of defense to protect the body. Its main function is protection from harmful pollutants and bacteria. If this protection shield is disturbed, there can be major internal issues that can externally manifest as symptoms in the body. 

Solution for healthy Gut-Skin Axis 

There is no one perfect solution for a healthy Gut- Skin Axis. A holistic approach with a healthy balanced diet is a must. With a balanced diet, a healthy metabolism is a must to keep optimum digestion and assimilation. This can be maintained with exercise. So keep moving all the time. Here are some healthy food that you can include in your diet- 

  • Healthy fruits and vegetables rich with antioxidants
  • Nuts and seeds rich in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Probiotic-rich fermented foods in curd and Lacto- fermented foods 

This helps and produces good healthy bacterial flora with good immunity and gut. 

So, get ready for beautiful clear radiant skin and a healthy gut with these effective solutions.

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