I talk about skin all.the.time on the blog because it’s something I think about daily. I’m always checking my skin to see how it’s changing, if I’m having flare-ups, or why it looks different. And I’m constantly trying to improve my skin whether that’s through diet, skin treatments or products. But at the end of the day, if my diet isn’t adequate and my gut health isn’t optimal, it’s going to show on my skin. I think more and more people are starting to understand that, especially if they’ve taken on a healthier lifestyle, but it’s still sometimes overlooked. So today I wanted to share a little more about how I’ve worked on my skin, starting with what I put inside. Of course, you can also read about my experience on accutane or the skin treatments I’ve loved for acne scarring and aging, but this post is all about that gut!
First off, inflammation is bad. And inflammation in the body can come from all sorts of sources. But one of the main things that causes inflammation in the gut and digestive system is the food we eat. So that means if we are eating inflammatory foods such as poor quality protein, grains, sugar, alcohol or even nuts and dairy, many of those issues will come to show themselves on the skin. So how do we deal with those issues? Well duh, by removing those foods and introducing clean, whole foods and water daily. But another way to help aid inflammation and promote a healthy gut is through probiotics!
There are probiotics all over the place so it can be hard to figure out which one is the best one for you. I’ve been taking Tula Probiotics for a few months now and have loved it! Tula Probiotics have probiotic strains in them that I can barely pronounce. Gotta work on that. They include Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG which aids in digestive health by balancing bacteria in the intestine, Lactobacillus Plantarum which has been shown to help support optimal skin function, and Bifidobacterium Infantis that has been clinically shown to help with bloating, help reduce inflammation and provide relief of other IBS symptoms. Their probiotics also include ceramides which was shown to improve moisture retention, elasticity, texture and tone of the skin. And Vitamin C which is linked to many anti-aging benefits. I personally use Vitamin C on my skin every day so why wouldn’t I want to ingest it to get even more benefits!
For me, my skin looks and feels its best when I’ve removed all excess sugar, alcohol and dairy, and when I’m taking my probiotics daily along with sticking to my daily skin routine. After being on vacation in Cabo and not having the best quality meat and not as many veggies (along with a few too many dirty banana cocktails), my skin wasn’t feeling it’s best. BUT I took my probiotics throughout the whole trip and loaded up on vegetables once I got home and was able to get it back to feeling like itself in no time. They’ve really made a huge difference with my recovery whenever I have less optimal food or drink and my skin is looking better than ever!
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It’s the New Year and it’s the best time to take care of yourself and everything you put into your body. If you’re ready for better skin, better gut health, and a better tomorrow – a daily probiotic along with a healthy diet full of delicious non-inflammatory whole foods are both going to get you there! I know I’ve felt a little lost when it came to picking a probiotic so I hope this helps you and I hope this helps your skin like it has for me!!
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