The gut and the skin

Scientists have found a direct link between the skin, the gut, and the brain.

There is a link between the gut, brain, and skin.

We know that what we eat or drink and how we feel will affect our skin. For example, the amount of cortisol we have higher when we are worried will change how our skin looks. To put it simply, your face shows what's going on inside you.

Our gut and skin are linked in an even stronger way. Having a bacteria around.

You may already know that your gut needs good bacteria to digest food well and keep your immune system strong. But did you know that our skin also has a microbiome?

The "Stratum Microbiome" is the top layer of our skin, according to scientists. This means that there are billions of living things on the skin's surface that keep it healthy.

If we don't make the right conditions for those germs to live in, the barrier could be broken, leading to an imbalanced and sensitive skin.

@theskincollaborative says that to keep your gut microbiome and skin microbiome healthy, you should eat or take products that contain probiotics (the bacteria) and prebiotics (the food they eat).


What you eat makes you who you are! How many times have you heard this?

Did you know that your skin and brain are connected to your gut?

So, what you eat will affect the health of your skin and mind.

What you eat will also depend on how you feel and what you think, which will show on your face.

Do you pay attention to what you eat?

What other things in the outside world can hurt our skin?

Weather 🌏 Changes in weather have a bigger effect on the skin than most people think. Weather that is cold, hot, dry, or humid can easily dry out the skin, which can lead to acne and itchy, dry spots. When there is a cold wind, the skin may look red, dry, peeling, or even broken.

Quality of the Water 📁 Hard water has minerals in it that can build up soap residue and clog skin pores. This can also make the skin feel dry because it removes the skin's natural wetness.

Allergens in the Air: Many allergens in the air, like pollen, can cause skin allergies. These can make the skin itchy, dry, and sensitive to touch.


Smoking is an outside factor that speeds up the aging process, even though it is a lifestyle choice and not a direct natural one.

It is well known that smoking has many negative effects on health. One of these is that it speeds up the aging process of the face.

When you smoke, your blood vessels get smaller, which means less blood gets to your skin. A lot of important antioxidants, especially vitamin A, are being used up.

Free radicals are also made when you smoke, which speeds up the aging process.

For some people, this can hurt their face and make fine lines and wrinkles show up.

To help protect skin cells from free radical damage, vitamin C is an important antioxidant that can be eaten or put on the skin.

You can get help to stop smoking at https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/quit-smoking/.


Studies show that exposing our skin to air and particle pollution can speed up the aging process, make the skin more sensitive and uncomfortable, and cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear earlier than they should. It can also change the color of the skin.

Air pollution doesn't just make the skin feel dirty on the outside; chemicals that are connected to pollution particles can get deeper into the skin. Many of these particles are 20 times smaller than the pores in our skin, so they can get into the epidermis (the top layers of skin). This causes oxidative stress, which weakens the protective shield of our skin.

This can then cause inflammation, dehydration, and a loss of firmness and elasticity in the face because it breaks down collagen.

Researchers have found that air pollution in cities is a big cause of skin aging, especially in people who live in areas with a lot of traffic.

It has been found that air pollution makes age or pigment spots worse. More soot and heavy metal particles from traffic were also linked to a 20% higher chance of getting age spots or pigmentation on the face and cheeks.

Pollution can really hurt your face, but there are great products out there that can help!! But that is a good reason to do your skin care routine when you get home 😁



What effect does where we live have on our skin?

Exposure to the sun Air pollution

Using tobacco

Diet and way of life

Quality of water

The temperatures

A lot of air travel

In some way, all of these things can hurt our skin.