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 Healthy Skin By Tia Maher

If you're working toward more radiant and glowing skin, you might be surprised to know that the answer lies more in your digestive tract rather than on how much you're spending on creams and cleansers. Holistic health coach and Health expert, Tia Maher will explain how your digestive system is the root of your skin problems because you are what you eat. 

What is the connection between the digestive system and clean skin?

If we look a bit closer at how our digestive system works, it begins to make a lot of sense. Among other functions, our digestive system is the main place where we absorb nutrients from our foods. It's also the source of much of our body's inflammation, which can wreak havoc on the skin. If the digestive system isn't working optimally, breakouts, eczema, redness, and dull skin can ensue. 

What to do for a healthier gut and a healthier skin?

Tia recommends you take several actions starting with:

  • Ditching processed food.
  • Highly processed foods should be avoided as they often contain ingredients that either suppress ‘good’ bacteria or increase ‘bad’ bacteria. An increase of ‘bad’ bacteria causes inflammation in the lining of the intestines, thus preventing the intestines from absorbing nutrients well enough. Eating a whole-food-based diet, rich in vegetables and fruits, is the best way to promote your digestive tract and skin on the path to wellness. Supplementing your diet with nuts, seeds, whole grains (such as quinoa) as well as legumes is great.

    Some food triggers can be gluten, dairy, eggs, corn and soy that are quite inflammatory for the body.

  • Taking collagen supplements.
  • Collagen, a protein naturally produced in the body, is also a popular supplement and beauty product ingredient that improves the health of your skin. Collagen products can improve skin elasticity, reduce visible wrinkles, and increase blood flow to the skin. Make sure to check Clean Living KETO Collagen Supplements on the Mint Basil Market website.

    You can get your collagen from bone broth too.

  • Lowering stress levels.
  • When you feel stressed, your sympathetic nervous system releases stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline into your body. Cortisol causes increased oil production in your skin glands, which can lead to clogged pores and acne breakouts.

    If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Mint Basil Market team or comment below.

    Make sure to check the Clean Skin collection on our website.

    November 17, 2021 — Mint Basil Team

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