If you’ve ever felt embarrassed and blushed or had a stomach ache when you’re nervous, you’ve experienced the mind-gut-skin connection. This triple-axis refers to the complex interaction and bi-directional communication between your gut microbiome, your neural cells and neurotransmitters, and your skin.
How are the Mind, Gut, and Skin Connected?
Your gut microflora has a significant impact on your cognitive and skin health. The gut contains 10¹⁴ microbial cells, and the skin hosts approximately 10¹² microorganisms. These cells communicate chemically with the central nervous system to regulate homeostasis. Homeostasis is the process by which the body controls temperature, hydration, nutrient and hormone synthesis, sensory reception, and material absorption.
When the mind, gut, or skin is out of balance, it can cause damage or imbalance in the other systems. Skin is typically the first place you notice problems. Typically, where there is gut inflammation, there is also skin inflammation. One report suggests that patients with rosacea have a higher incidence of gastrointestinal disease.
Use the Mind, Gut, Skin Connection to Boost Your Complexion
To take a holistic approach to health, you need to support the mind-gut-skin connection. Incorporating a nutrient-dense, fiber-rich diet with a probiotic supplement, and using self-care techniques like meditation to reduce stress, can promote better skin health.
Using high-quality non-toxic skincare products from FaceDoctor supports your skin’s microbiome, helping it to communicate more effectively with the brain and gut.
Try our FaceDoctor Rejuvenating Soap, formulated with sea buckthorn oil. Sea buckthorn is a powerful antioxidant and helps to reduce skin inflammation that disrupts your skin’s microorganisms. Use FaceDoctor Rejuvenating Soap morning and evening as part of a regular skincare routine to support a healthy mind-gut-skin axis.
Take a Holistic Approach to Skincare With FaceDoctor
Promoting a diverse skin microbiome, eating a healthy diet, and caring for your mental wellbeing are the keys to holistic health. FaceDoctor skincare products are crafted with natural ingredients to support your skin’s health while preventing toxicity that can interrupt the mind-gut-skin connection.