The skin often mirrors conditions going on in the body ,it is important to recognise acne, psoriasis, rosacea , dermatitis and eczema skin conditions may be symptomatic of inflammation deeper within the body.
New research says that excess inflammation on the skin can impact the ageing process negatively. The skin covers an average surface area of 21 square feet and composes as much as 10 percent of a person’s total body weight. Like other systems within the body, the skin is interconnected with a person’s overall health. That is why when clients come to us for skin treatments, we may also recommend addressing underlying gut health problems, as doing so can maximise the treatment outcome. The gut microbiome refers to the balance of bacteria within the gut. A healthy gut contains healthy flora that help prevent inflammation. If the microbiome is out of balance, it can directly influence the health of the skin. An imbalanced microbiome may be caused by a number of issues, such as a bacterial infection, an overgrowth of bacteria (dysbiosis) or inflammation caused by food sensitivities.
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which the intestinal walls develop increased permeability and leak toxins into the body. Many people who have this condition also have one or more systemic health problems, as well as common skin issues like eczema or rosacea . Like the gut walls, the skin is also highly permeable and can manifest symptoms of inflammation and toxicity at the surface of the body. Leaky gut is known to create autoimmune responses that may result in breakouts and rashes on the surface of the skin.
Better skin health often starts with gut-healing foods. There are many foods that help support a healthy microbiome, including kefir, fermented vegetables, and certain types of fats like coconut oil and olive oil . It is equally important to avoid inflammatory foods that are known to damage the gut and in turn cause problems with the skin. Examples include highly processed foods and foods that are high in sugar and simple carbohydrates.