Your skin is an excellent barometer of your body’s overall health. While we often attribute skin problems to sweat, dirty pillows, and poor skincare routines, the real cause of our skincare woes lies within an imbalanced gut.
To start, take this quiz to find out alarming messages your skin is trying to say to you.
The SKin-Gut Connection
Not only is skin our largest organ, but it’s also the first line of defense against harmful bacteria and pathogens that we’re exposed to every day. Many experts believe most skin conditions can be traced back to your gut.
For example, research has shown that at least 34 percent of people struggling with irritable bowel syndrome, exhibit some skin symptoms. When there’s an imbalance in your gut’s healthy bacteria, your skin loses its ability to protect itself against micro bacteria, which makes skin conditions worse.
However, the connection between your skin symptoms and gut health is not always so evident. If you’ve been struggling with acne, psoriasis, or eczema and seen no difference with topical remedies, before heading for the antibiotics, talk to your doctor and see if they can pinpoint what your skin is telling you about your gut.