February 3, 2022
DYK: The gut and skin are quite the duo.
Our skin is a great barometer for what’s going on inside the bod. When our gut microbiome is thrown out of balance, pathways regulating cellular turnover and barrier integrity can be interrupted, ultimately leading to overactive sebaceous glands (hi, acne), impaired barrier function (hello, dryness + premature signs of aging) or inflammation (welcome, chronic skin conditions).
Nourishing and replenishing your diverse gut flora is the quickest way to keep your digestion in check, inflammation at bay and skin aglow.
Here’s everything you wanted to know about replenishing your gut health for maximum glow:
Q: What’s the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?
Probiotics are the live bacteria that create a healthy gut ecosystem inside your body. Prebiotics are the food and fuel to keep the probiotics strong and healthy. Both are essential!
Q: My gut seems happy, but my skin is still experiencing freakouts – what should I do?
Sometimes we need a little extra boost beyond what’s in our cabinet. For a holistic approach, book a facial with our Holistic Estheticians so they can pinpoint your skin concerns + customize solutions. PS – try our LED Light Therapy Facial Add On. It can help boost digestion, support healthy bowel movements and decrease inflammation in the gut.
Q: Which foods will keep my gut happy?
Reach for foods that are high in antioxidants + live cultures. Dark leafy greens, healthy fats, fermented foods like sauerkraut and hearty bone broths will give your gut the nutrients, essential fatty acids and amino acids it needs to thrive.
Q: Does Shop Good carry gut supporting products?
You bet. We offer an entire section of tools in our stores + online, dedicated to gut wellness and internal skincare support. Chat with our Product
Experts in-store or reach out online via LiveChat for our top recommendations. We’ve got everything from high-powered probiotics, saffron teas and digestion enzymes + edibles.
Have more skincare Q’s? Book a facial with our Holistic Estheticians!