How Gut Health Affects Your Skin

Gut health has always been known to be an important aspect of your body, and that is certainly true! But gut health is important for more reasons than just a healthy digestive system. An unhealthy gut can be the culprit behind many ailments. Here’s how gut health affects your skin.

Gut Health and Skin

Many people who begin to eat a healthy diet and live a healthy lifestyle report better skin. You might have heard a friend mention that they have less acne, or that there seems to be a glow that wasn’t there before. If you personally decided to eat better, you may have noticed a decrease in bloating, less redness, and maybe even more hydrated skin. There’s a reason for that!

The gut plays a key role in getting nutrients to where they need to go, but also in keeping bad bacteria out. When bad bacteria enter the body by allergens, alcohol, medication, and food additives, the gut expels these through waste. However, if too many of these pathogens enter into the body, the body may become overburdened and this can cause inflammation. Inflammation on the inside can then trigger inflammation on the outside.

Skin Conditions Linked to Gut Health

There are many skin conditions that can be traced back to gut health. Some studies show that when you get your gut health in order, drastic improvements can be seen in all of these.


Rosacea is an annoying skin condition that can cause people to feel insecure because it usually presents on the face. Redness and pimple-like bumps are usually accompanied by swelling. And while this condition is usually treated with antibiotics or acne creams, cleaning up your gut may prove to be just as successful!


Eczema can be a more debilitating skin condition as it is not confined to merely the face. Depending on where your eczema presents, it may make it difficult to walk, properly use your hands and even comfortably wear clothing. Many people who suffer from eczema have difficulty sleeping as well, as that is normally when the itchiness tends to flare up. Although many health care providers would prescribe topical treatments, there are increasing studies that show the benefits of treating eczema through the gut.

Repairing Gut Health

If you are suffering from a mild skin condition, or if you are wanting to take steps to better your health, start with your gut, Your body needs fuel to function, but you want to make sure it is the right source of fuel.

1. Remove Irritating Foods

By removing foods that you may be allergic to or have an intolerance to, you will cause less inflammation on the body. This will allow your gut time to heal and should help decrease inflammation outside of your body

2. Increase Healthy Foods

Saturate your diet with healthy whole foods. Limit your consumption of overprocessed junk food, and try making snacks and meals from scratch. There are plenty of recipes online, and even food subscriptions that can help you here. Consult your physician about a proper diet for you.

3. Probiotics

One way to improve your gut health is to feed the good bacteria. Probiotic supplements and foods with natural probiotics in them can help. Fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles can be great probiotics, or ask your doctor about how you can find a great supplement.

Contact us

Taking steps to clean up your lifestyle no matter how small will always be beneficial. At Intuitive Health Restoration, we work on any issues the body may have during the healing process your body is making. A well-rounded program works the best. One that cleans the gut, the organs, promotes drainage, and handles the neuroendocrine system.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take a positive step towards health restoration.

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