If you are working towards getting clearer skin for Christmas or as a New Year resolution, you may be surprised to know that your digestive tract is just as important as how much you invest in skincare products. It might not be the best topic at the dinner table, but our digestive system is the place where we absorb our nutrients from food but also where we eliminate toxins. If your digestive system is not working optimally, it can leave your skin with acne breakouts, spots, and a congested, ageing complexion.
What we eat influences how our digestive system works, which in turn can have a dramatic effect on the health of our skin. So, here are some gut facts to digest that might be helpful for your skin…
Healthy gut flora – give it a prebiotic boost
Intestinal flora helps with digestion and enables essential nutrients to be absorbed. Depletion in healthy gut flora due to stress, alcohol or your diet causes nutritional depletion. The loss of nutrients leads to poor skin health so it’s vital you encourage your healthy gut flora to ‘blossom’.
Undigested food – get it moving!
When undigested food sits in the digestive tract, our system becomes backed up with toxins from rotting food and mucus starts to build along the intestinal walls. The mucus prevents healthy nutrients from being absorbed and stops the digestive system from eliminating waste from the body. This intestinal problem can appear on your skin in the form of spots, rashes, acne and even eczema.
How to boost ‘good’ bacteria and get rid of acne… and fine lines and wrinkles
Inulin, which is a water-soluble prebiotic fibre is found in many vegetables and fruits, but particularly the chicory root. Inulin aids digestion by encouraging the growth of good bacteria in the gut and, consumed regularly, can help treat or prevent digestive problems and ultimately help get rid of acne.
Beneficial bacteria in the gut can help shield our skin from blemishes, spots, and many other skin problems caused by harmful bacteria that leads to premature skin ageing. As inulin is a natural soluble fibre and is not digested in the gastrointestinal tract, it’s classified as a prebiotic, which is not to be confused with probiotics. To find out more about the differences between prebiotics and probiotics in our previous blog post, check it out here.
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