Do you want that movie-star skin? Do you want your skin to glow, your pores to shrink and your acne to disappear? Well, studies have shown that what’s going inside is often more important than what’s going on outside. Yes, harsh weather, dusty and dirty environments and too much sun can lead to skin problems, but a poor diet can too.
Healthy skin starts in the gut, and a healthy gut starts with probiotics. There are literally trillions of bacteria in and on your body at any given moment. You have more bacteria than you have cells. All these bacteria, along with other microorganisms, make up what is called the microbiome. Studies have shown that the microbiome can have a more profound effect on your overall health, including you the health of your skin, than your genes.
This effect is referred to by many researchers as the Gut-Brain-Skin Axis. The Gut-Brain-Skin Axis refers to the interaction between your gut, and all the bacteria within, to your brain and skin functions. Recent research indicates that these three systems are more integrally linked than was previously thought.
So What Does This Mean for Your Skin?
In short, it means the health of your gut directly impacts the health of your skin. A diet rich in probiotic foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi and yogurt with live bacteria strains, as well as probiotic supplements like the ones provided by ProTrea, leads to healthier skin and reduces the frequency of outbreaks associated with chronic skin conditions like eczema.
More and more studies come out each year about the link between the gut and almost every system in the human body. Your skin is no different. If your gut is healthy, there’s a greater chance of healthy skin. If your gut is inflamed or “leaky”, there’s a greater chance of skin inflammation or acne. Remember when your mother told you not to eat too much chocolate or fast food when you were a teenager because it would lead to another breakout? Well, it looks like she was right.
A diet rich in processed foods leads to unhealthy skin. A diet rich in healthy foods and probiotics leads to healthier skin. It’s really that simple. But many people cannot, or will not, commit to a diet rich in the type of food that leads to a healthy gut. That is where high-quality probiotic supplements enter into the picture. For example, ProTrea’s Everyday Care Plus supplement contains several probiotic strains that promote skin health, as well as overall health. ProTrea also offers personalized probiotics. These probiotic supplements are tailored to your specific needs by way of a comprehensive analysis of your gut flora. ProTrea will identify your deficiencies and formulate a custom supplement to shore up those weaknesses.
So, in short, if you want better skin, up your probiotics and increase your overall gut health!