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There's a deeper meaning to the phrase "trust your gut" when it comes to skin care. Those of us who aren’t blessed with perfect skin and hair have probably at one point cursed unlucky genetics or lifestyle crutches. Sure, there are our holy-grail products we horde that keep our vanity satiated, and trying out new things with promises of glowing skin and shiny hair is always a fun experiment. But if you really want to go whole hog with your beauty regimen, it's time to get to the root of the issue and start targeting your gut.
Why? Because your gut is one of the centers of healthy body functioning, immune system strength, energy level and—wait for it—clear, glowing skin. When your gut bacteria is diverse and functioning, your body doesn't have to spend its resources on treating potential illnesses, and that healthy inner life translates to outer beauty.
Eating a colorful, pre- and pro-biotic biotic diet with leafy greens and fermented foods is the start of cultivating a healthy gut, but there are herbal and plant-based supplements you can add into daily life to boost your gut flora.
Here are two ways to get glowing skin from the inside out:
- Raw Complexions Skin Balance Beauty Food,$34.95: Skin Balance is a powerful beauty food blend with alkalizing greens and unique herbs that aid in skin rejuvenation with antioxidant protection, slowing down the signs of premature aging. This blend works to protect the body from gastric issues, giving you a digestive boost and added hydration and brightening for lack-luster dull skin. Perfect for all skin types and conditions, and reducing fine lines and dehydration.
- Urban Moonshine Citrus Organic Digestive Bitters,$7.99–$42.99: These hand-crafted Digestive Bitters are a well balanced, aromatic, non-laxative update to traditional bitters formulas. Citrus Digestive Bitters are an exotic, full bodied twist on the certified organic, handcrafted version of this old world classic. Burdock Root is highly regarded as an unrivaled digestive tonic and supporter of healthy liver function that feeds us as well and supports our bodies in maintaining healthy gut flora for healthy, glowing skin.