Is There a Connection Between Gut and Skin Health

We asked ESPA Expert Victoria,

Is there a connection between gut health and skin health?

“Yes! Gut health has been a topic that we have become more familiar with in the last couple of years due to recent research regarding the important of a healthy gut microbiome for the immune system, as well as the brain and gut communication. 

But did you know that there is also a connection between your gut and skin health?   

Gut health refers to the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and the health of your skin. 

There are several ways we can support the microorganisms in our body, and a main factor is our eating habits. 

Choose a healthy eating pattern including: 

  • a variety of vegetables from all the subgroups
  • fruits, especially whole fruits
  • grains, at least half of which are whole grains
  • a variety of protein foods, including legumes, nuts, and seeds
  • oils from plant sources

We can also support our gut through our skincare, as our skin is our bodies largest organ and has an absorbency average of 70%. Our microbiome is like a fingerprint– individual to us – as it is determined by factors such as age, gender, diet and hygiene, as well as environmental factors such as climate and pollution. A well balanced, diverse and healthy skin microbiome helps protect the skin.  

Therefore, nurturing and balancing it with ESPA Tri-Active ProBiome Resilience formula can help protect skin against the skin-ageing effects of environmental aggressors, such as climate and pollution. The direct benefits of this product range is that fine lines and wrinkles are reduced, skin looks rejuvenated and radiance is optimised. This collection consists of a probiotic and prebiotic blend of 4 key ingredients are sourced from France with the exception of the Micro-Algae which comes from Taiwan.”

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Written by Victoria, USA Business Manager for ESPA. 

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