Recently I read a post from one of my role models, – lecture from The French Beauty Academy, Donna Cummins Campbell, who just wrote an article on Leaky skin Syndrome. I have never heard of this syndrome. This is a condition that comes from having a leaky gut. As far back as the 1930 scientist have suspected that there is a link between gut and skin health, today researchers can now confirmed the importance the relationship between the two.
Donna wrote – “Gut flora, or lack thereof; will impact the sebum (your skin’s natural oil) and the fatty acid composition leading to an impaired skin barrier. Healing of the gut and the inclusion of oral probiotics has shown improvement with skin conditions, therefore; maybe a useful support tool when treating inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea or acne”. – read her article in full Leaky-skin-syndrome by My Skin Coach
Leaky gut causes both systemic and local inflammation, which in turn contributes to skin disease. It was found in a study Complement fixation in acne Vulgaris in 1916, that 66% acne patients were more likely to show enhanced reactivity to bacterial strains than the control patients without active acne vulgaris. This study was again proven in a 1983 – Fibrin Microclot formation in patients with acne by Juhlin L, Michaëlsson G. with 80 patients that had a 65% positive result and proved that increased intestinal permeability is an issue for a significant number of acne patients.
How to help your skin if you have Leaky Skin Syndrome.
Without a doubt, leaky gut inflammation can impair the integrity and protective function of the epidermal barrier which in turn leads to a decrease in antimicrobial peptides produced in the skin, and an increase in the severity of infection and inflammation in the skin – the leaky skin syndrome. Here are 7 simple things to help your leaky gut and skin.
- Fermented dairy products – yogurt
- Probiotics – with Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum
- Dark green vegetables, cultured foods and garlic
- Reducing sugar both direct and indirect, grains – flour, pasta, breads etc.
- Reduce stress in your life
- Reduce toxins in your body
- Improve your skincare routine – As Donna Cummins Campbell suggest and I second – add a Vitamin B3 serum to your daily skincare treatment. Vitamin B3 support the skin’s barrier system and help with the skin’s immune system.
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