I met Becky from Wild Spirit Naturally on a yoga and pilates retreat over a year ago and wee clicked instantly. It didn’t take long after meeting, before we discovered we were both passionate about all things health and gut health.
Australian born and bred Becky has a passion for natural beauty, especially certified organic plant and flower based products. When Becky was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Becky decided to use food as her medicine. After noticing the benefits, she decided to study massage, holistic beauty and nutrition. I was lucky enough to received a massage from Becky using all natural products. And I can honestly say it was one of the best massages I have had!
I also believe in natural products for your skin. I recently review natural self care products. You can find these here. I am learning through Becky how important this is. I’ll now hand it over to Becky to discuss the importance of natural skin care to aid a healthy gut.
Your skin is your largest organ, and here at Wild Spirit HQ we think it’s the most important organ in your body.
Unlike other organs, you can easily touch, see and check your skin health daily, so it’s a great indicator of what’s going on inside your body – especially your gut health.
Acne, redness, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, and rosacea are all skin conditions which can have the same root cause; poor gut health and gut function.
So it makes sense that the health of your gut is fundamental to having glowing, clear skin! But what does it actually mean?
When I talk about a beautiful and healthy gut, I’m not talking about a slim waistline. The gut is responsible for absorbing nutrients, housing both helpful and harmful bacteria and excreting waste. Making improvements to the digestive system has been scientifically shown to improve skin health, immune function, mood, and energy levels.
The primary role of the gut is to absorb the nutrients from your food that your body needs for growth, repair, and normal functioning.
There are many things that inhibit proper absorption of nutrients, and when the body doesn’t receive enough nutrients, it begins to prioritise which organs will get the few nutrients that are available.
Our hair, nails and skin are usually the first places in which we notice changes. This is because when nutrients are in short supply, the body drives nutrients towards essential organs like the heart, brain and liver.
The first step in healing your gut and skin is to make sure that your body is getting all of the nutrients it needs through a diet including a variety of coloured plant foods.
So Wild Spirits, Here are my top tips to care for your digestive health and key skincare items you should include every day in your regime for glowing skin:
- Drink fresh lemon juice in a cup of warm water before each meal.
- Chew your food slowly!
- Eat a variety of coloured wholefoods, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains and healthy fats
- Eat probiotic containing foods such as; sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, fermented dairy, miso soup, or take a good quality probiotic supplement.
- Avoid processed foods, refined sugars, alcohol and gluten.
- Eating a high fibre diet, including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, legumes, beans, nuts and seeds.
- Feed your skin with nutrient rich natural skincare to complete your holistic beauty routine for glowing, clear skin including a good quality cleanser and oil.
Read all about the latest on inside- out Natural Beauty plus find an event near you to help make the seamless switch to eco, natural, organic and cruelty- free beauty at www.wildspiritnaturally.com
Becky also has some awesome upcoming masterclasses: