You have the right balance of bacteria, you absorb the right nutrients, and like magic, all that goodness and sunshine glows and glimmers from the inside out.
It pushes all the goodness through the darkness, the crevices and cracks to beam out of you — all the way from your guts to your skin.
That’s the gut-skin axis.
And not only is your skin absorbing all of this sunshine and goodness from your gut, but it’s also a conduit of sorts for the intricate neurological and neuroendocrine messaging system between your brain and the receptors bouncing through your body.
This is the thing that sends happy hormones and signals to help you to sleep, think, and to act.
And just like you can see the sunshine and goodness from your gut to your skin, you can also see the storm clouds.If you have an unhealthy gut, meaning there is a dysbiosis or imbalance of bacteria, there will be inflammation and your guts are going to push all that inflammation out of your body and out through your skin, causing acne.
That unhealthy gut will also allow an overgrowth of bad bacteria, or SIBO, which is directly linked to Rosacea and redness.
Without your gut health, as we know, we are unable to absorb nutrients and fats the same way or metabolize hormones, like insulin and cortisol, which becomes a causative factor in hormonal acne.
The list goes on.
The point is, the connection between your gut and your skin is kind of a BIG DEAL.