What does Inner Health mean?
Inner health is what we refer to as the healthiness of our insides. 70 to 80 per cent of the immune system lies within our digestive system and when your gut is functioning optimally, you will notice better energy, mood and immune function and better skin health! It is really important to take care of not only your skin, but your gut health too.
How does our inner health affect our skin?
Have you ever noticed that when you go on a 'healthy eating plan' your body feels more energetic and your skin looks clearer? Well there is a reason.
There is a direct connection between our digestive system/gut and our skin. It's called the 'gut-skin axis'
The 'gut-skin axis' refers to all the connections between our skin and digestive system. These two systems are directly affected by the world around us both internally and externally. The communication between the skin and the gut is done through our body's microbiome. Our microbiome includes trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other living things. They live in and on our body, mainly in our gut and on our skin.
These microbes play an important role in our health. An imbalance in either the skin or gut microbes often affects the other. If there is an imbalance we can often see changes on our skin (not to mention the changes we notice internally - e.g. digestive issues and diseases etc)
Your skin also tells the story of the food you eat, the air you breathe, the alcohol you drink, the amount of stress in your life, your hormonal balance and your self-care practices.
The skin needs a wide range of nutrients in order to thrive, heal and resist premature ageing. Dull, lifeless, inflamed or spotty skin are indications that your body is not getting enough of the nutrients it needs for health, or that poor diet is actively working against a clear, glowing complexion.
Bestow offers a natural range of organic super food blends which moisturise, nourish, purify and protect your skin from within.
Here are some of our favourites:
Bestow Gut Love+ contains probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes to restore the gut and renew skin from within by rebalancing your digestive system and promoting the efficient elimination of skin-irritating toxins from the body.
- Rich in fibre and promotes regular elimination of toxins, creating the inner environment for clear, glowing skin.
- It contains soothing ingredients that help heal the gut wall and as an added bonus, it also contains vitamin D which is not only vital for our gut but also for the healthy functioning of our immune system.
INGREDIENTS: Certified Organic, Cold Pressed Flax Seed Flour, Sunflower Seeds And Almonds. Uncertified Slippery Elm, Blackcurrant Extract, Citrus Pectin, Guar Gum, Liquorice Root, L-Glutamine, Organic Sulphur, Ginger, Uncertified Vitamin D Yeast, Biohm Probiotic.
The Bestow Beauty Powder was developed to help feed the cells in the deepest layers of our skin. This can’t be done topically with skincare products so must be done from within through the diet.
- Contains eight super-foods which are rich in the nutrients your skin needs to produce anti-ageing structures like collagen and elastin. It’s like an anti-ageing serum you take from within!
- Provides the nutritional building blocks your skin needs for healthy functioning and to produce good quality collagen and elastin. Nutrients supplied through super-food sources are easily absorbed by the body.
Bestow Beauty Powder helps to improve your skin where it matters most - on a cellular level!
INGREDIENTS: Certified organic cold pressed flaxseed, pumpkin and coconut flour, uncertified blackcurrant extract, certified organic spirulina and kelp, uncertified alflafa leaf and certified organic wheat leaf
Bestow Collagen Boost Powder with added Vitamin C and Zinc slows down the visible signs of skin ageing. It boosts skin elasticity, plumps out wrinkles and promotes younger-looking skin.
- Collagen powders provide the nutritional building blocks required by our body to increase collagen production by decreasing the levels of the enzymes responsible for breaking down our collagen fibres. This helps us maintain the collagen we do have for longer and helps reduce the formation of wrinkles.
- Your skin can’t make collagen without zinc and Bestow Collagen Boost contains 6gms of zinc per serving, which provides 80% of your RDI.
- Vitamin C is vital. Your skin needs it to make strong collagen. This powder provides more than double your minimum daily requirement of vitamin C.
INGREDIENTS: Hydrolysed collagen peptides, Vitamin C, Zinc, Raspberry juice powder, Monk-fruit, Tapioca maltodextrin
Bestow Beauty Plus Oil contains a beautiful balance of healthy fats (EFAs) for clear, glowing skin. This complex blend is designed to support skin health during times of stress or illness and to help the body to overcome EFA processing blockages – a common issue with many people who struggle with dry or lacklustre skin. It helps moisturise the skin from within for a smooth, glowing complexion.
- Contains linoleic acid, the most valuable EFA for skin - improving barrier function and oil flow.
- Contains prostaglandins, a hormone group which helps to regulate inflammation.
- Includes both primary and secondary fats, which support the body to easily process the full family of fats needed for healthy skin
The organic formulation now includes hemp oil which has an almost perfect balance of EFA’s for skin and body health.
INGREDIENTS: Organic cold pressed flaxseed, safflower oil, hemp, coconut, evening primrose and blackcurrant seed oils.
About the Author
My name is Sarah and I am the founder of GLO Skin Body. With over 17 years experience, I believe a professional relationship with your skin therapist is crucial in helping you to achieve your skin care goals and to ensure your skin is always looking and feeling its best. Whether it's in person or through our online support, Im here to guide and support you towards your healthiest skin ever.
On a personal note, I am a Mum of 3 so I understand completely the juggles and balancing of life and family commitments . My goal is to help everyone have an effective and enjoyable home care routine that gets you the results you want...no matter how busy you are!