Gut Health and Your Skin - More Related Than You Think

September 13, 2022

Gut Health and Your Skin - More Related Than You Think

If taking care if your skin was easy, we’d be out of a job!

Hi Beauties,

Skin health is very complex and has a lot of differing factors. As a skincare company, we generally focus on topical products and healthy lifestyle habits to help promote healthy, glowing skin (makes sense, right?).

However, looking inward is arguably just as - or MORE - important to balance when trying to maintain healthy, youthful skin. So yes, what you ingest does affect your skin! What I am referring to is your gut health.

You may be asking yourself what exactly “gut health” means…and simply put, gut health is the balance of your digestive systems microbiome and its levels of good and bad bacteria.

Your gut health effects your immune system, nervous system, hormones, mental health and more – but we are going to focus on the role it plays for your skin!

Your gut and your skin are connected

Research shows that it's more common for individuals who suffer from gut imbalance (specifically high levels of bad bacteria) to also suffer from acne or other inflammatory issues (bloating, rosacea, etc).

Therefore, healing any gut imbalance will often lead to a hormone balance and healing. You can learn more here -> SIBO and Acne: How Gut Health Impacts Your Skin

If it's common for you to feel bloated, nauseous, have diarrhea, or you haven’t had luck with topical acne products, it may be time to start focusing on your gut health (even if not, this is still valuable information)!

I think I will have to do a “part 2” post, but I will leave you with a few tips today!

Ways to improve your gut health:

  1. Probiotics and prebiotics
    • Probiotics are foods/supplements that contain live microorganisms intended to maintain or improve “good” bacteria in the body – while prebiotics act as food for good bacteria.
    • There are supplement options – can be pricy, but effective!
    • Prebiotic foods – onions, garlic, green bananas, asparagus, soybeans, artichokes, leeks, roots
    • Probiotic foods – yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, kombucha pickles
    • Supplement** – HUM Skin Squad


  1. Eat your greens!


  1. Watch your intake of high inflammatory foods
    • Refined carbs (white bread, French fries, pastries), soda, red meat, processed meat, butter, oil, alcohol and more

If you are interested, you can get more gut health tips here ->


There is so much we don't know and/or understand about our gut and skin microbiomes - it's really an exciting and important field of study. But two things that are known:

  • the health of your gut is directly impacted by the foods you do (and don't eat), and
  • the health of your gut impacts the health and appearance of your skin.

Follow some of the suggestions in this post - and you may improve both! 


** Products I currently use – not an endorsement / not an affiliate.

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in The Essentials

The Ultimate Skin Refresher: Why Toner is Key to Revitalized, Healthy Skin
The Ultimate Skin Refresher: Why Toner is Key to Revitalized, Healthy Skin

March 15, 2023

Are you tired of feeling like your skin is so tight you can’t smile after washing your face? Are you sick of oily skin ruining your makeup game? Do you have skin so sensitive that even a light breeze can cause a breakout? Fear not, my friends, for the solution to your skin woes may lie in a humble yet mighty product: toner.

Continue Reading

Bakuchiol - What It Is - and Why You Need It!
Bakuchiol - What It Is - and Why You Need It!

March 08, 2023

I tried retinol and it was a fail for my skin (blah). I was in my 50s and I needed SOMETHING to help with my $*%& fine lines and wrinkles! Enter Bakuchiol (and don't worry - I had no idea how to pronounce it either) - and it WORKED to smooth my skin - just like I was hoping retinol would do for me. Read on to learn about bakuchiol - what it is - and how to pronounce it! 😁

Continue Reading

Peppermint Oil: The Ultimate Multi-Tasker!
Peppermint Oil: The Ultimate Multi-Tasker!

February 27, 2023

If you're anything like us, you probably think peppermint is an ingredient found in your mouthwash or gum rather than your skincare routine. But peppermint oil can have some pretty specific and targeted effects on your skin. The only thing to watch out for? It's important to know exactly how to use it in order to reap those benefits. Read on to learn more...

Continue Reading