Did you know that 70% of our immune system can be found in our gut*? It’s also where we make nutrients and metabolize everything from food to hormones. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that our gut and skin health are intrinsically linked. It might not be the most glamorous topic, but if you’re looking to fight early signs of aging, say goodbye to monthly breakouts, or battle anything from redness to dull skin, the answer might be just south of your face – let’s explore how you can make your gut work for your skin health.

Inside and Outside Reflections 

Studies have shown that where there is gut inflammation, there will often be skin inflammation, and vice versa. Obviously, we can’t look inside, but we CAN see our skin, and it does communicate—for example, when you see redness, dry areas, blemishes, and more, it might not be surface issues but interior issues. Build the good bacteria in your gut, and your skin will then reflect this with a new glow, so now we just need to know how.

Prioritize Your Needs 

It’s (once again) all about lifestyle: food, supplements, exercise, sleep, and stress - AKA wellness! Give yourself a routine and your skin will be visibly happier. Improving your gut health might positively impact other aspects of your health as well. We love to think of the gut as a garden that needs fertilizing with good whole foods like fruit and vegetables, whole grains, and probiotics from fermented foods and yogurts. Prioritizing sleep might not seem connected to gut and skin health, but rest allows your body to repair and restore, and decent sleep is also linked to hormonal health. This leads us neatly to cortisol – the stress hormone – high cortisol levels often cause poor sleep, impaired gut health, and skin issues; it’s enough to send our stress levels soaring! Instead, we need to focus on how to deal with stress. We can’t make it disappear, but there are many tools out there that can help regulate stress levels, from exercise to mindfulness. Find what works for you: yoga, therapy, spending time with friends, or any hobby you love. 


Listen To Your Skin

Learn to speak “skin” and you could help the inside of your body as much as the outside. With every bump, dry area or sign of redness, your skin is communicating with you. Your skin pro can help you to learn what your skin needs and if you respond correctly with the right skincare your skin barrier will be strong, healthy, and glowing.  

Support Your Microbiome 

The body’s microbiome (the community of invisible-to-the-human-eye microbes) that live everywhere is essential to wellness, especially regarding the gut and skin. Keeping these good bacteria balanced is crucial, and skincare that protects the skin microbiome can complement good gut health with an inside-out approach:

Sunscreen protects it 
The sun’s rays will deplete good bacteria and lead to premature signs of aging, so protect your skin with the physical AlumierMD sunscreen that’s right for your needs. 

EverActive defends it 
In addition to fighting the signs of aging, our EverActive C&E™ + Peptide is a powerful antioxidant formula that defends the skin from daily aggressors that target the microbiome. 

HydraRich supports it 
Pre-biotics applied to the skin can help support good bacteria and the skin barrier, HydraRich contains ProBioBalance CLR™ NP. 

So, think about your gut, give it some lifestyle love, and support your skin with a personalized AlumierMD skincare regimen, and you’ll be hitting those skin goals in no time. 

* Wiertsema SP, van Bergenhenegouwen J, Garssen J, Knippels LMJ. The Interplay between the Gut Microbiome and the Immune System in the Context of Infectious Diseases throughout Life and the Role of Nutrition in Optimizing Treatment Strategies. Nutrients. 2021 Mar 9;13(3):886. doi: 10.3390/nu13030886. PMID: 33803407; PMCID: PMC8001875.