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How the gut microbiome affects your skin

Did you know that your skin and gut are closely linked? Imbalances in the gut microbiome can affect skin conditions such as acne, eczema and rosacea. A healthy gut microbiome can help keep the skin radiant and healthy. Here at myBioma, we want to help you understand this connection and take your (skin) health to a whole new level with our gut microbiome test.

In a nutshell: The gut microbiome & your skin

The human intestine is over 8 meters long. It is densely colonized with over 39 trillion microorganisms. These form the intestinal microbiome, also known as intestinal flora. The gut microbiome not only plays a decisive role in digestion, but also has an effect on the skin. A disturbed gut barrier, inflammatory mediators and metabolic products released by microorganisms influence inflammatory skin diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (neurodermatitis), acne and rosacea. This is why the balance of our gut microbiome is so important.

What the gut microbiome and your skin have in common

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Both, the intestinal mucosa and the skin are in direct contact with the environment and serve as a protective barrier for the organs against harmful substances. Both are habitats for fungi, viruses and bacteria, which can also lead to inflammation under certain conditions. The intestines and the skin contain nerve fibers and communicate with each other via hormones, the immune system and the metabolism.

The influence of the gut microbiome on your skin

The gut microbiome has a diverse effect on your skin health. In particular, the following aspects are affected:

Inflammation: Imbalances in the gut microbiome can lead to inflammation throughout the body, which can also negatively impact the skin and exacerbate skin conditions.

Nutrient absorption: A healthy gut microbiome supports the efficient absorption of nutrients that are essential for healthy skin. A lack of important nutrients can cause skin problems.

Immune system: A significant part of your immune system is located in the gut. A balanced gut microbiome can help strengthen your immune system and protect your skin from infections.

What has a positive effect on the skin?

Skin care naturally plays an important role, as heavily perfumed soaps or creams with synthetic fragrances in particular can disrupt the balance. So less is often more. pH-neutral cosmetics can have a positive effect on the skin flora. In our blog article "Why natural cosmetics are healthier for your microbiome!" you can find out more about what you should also pay attention to with natural cosmetics and why it is essential to pay attention to the ingredients in your skincare.

Diet also plays a very important role, as it affects the microbiome on the one hand and the appearance of the skin on the other. Trans fats, simple sugars, alcohol and fast food have a negative impact on the intestinal mucosa and skin. Omega-6 fatty acids, such as those contained in sunflower oil, also promote inflammation.

Selenium, zinc and turmeric can protect the skin from oxidative damage. Omega-3 fatty acids, such as those found in oily sea fish, hemp seeds or linseed oil, support wound healing processes. Prebiotic foods, such as oatmeal, and polyphenol-rich foods, such as berries, also counteract inflammation. If you are looking for inspiration for a skin-friendly recipe, we recommend our carrot-turmeric soup. This soup has a positive effect on the skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Because nutrition plays such an important role, with the myBioma gut microbiome analysis we not only provide insights into the microbial composition of your gut, but also offer personalized nutritional recommendations based on the individual needs of your gut bacteria. This allows you to take targeted measures to optimize your gut microbiome and strengthen your skin health at the same time.

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Blog articles on the gut microbiome & skin

If you would like to find out more about the gut microbiome and skin health, we can recommend our blog where you will find lots of interesting articles on the topic.

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