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5 things you need to know about the Gut-Skin Axis.

February 1, 2024

By lumiara-admin

The crucial role your Gut-Skin Axis plays in how well, or, how badly you age

They say beauty is only skin deep. And they are not wrong. Believe it or not, the key to great skin comes from within.

It is no secret amongst dermatologists the pivotal role our gut plays in relation to the health of our skin.

Most of our skincare routine revolves around fancy gels and creams. Products that we apply to the skin in hopes of visible results. 

But the problem is these products are only touching the surface. Our skin concerns are much deeper than they appear.

What is the gut-skin axis?

The gut-skin axis refers to the intimate relationship between the gut and skin. Like the skin, the gut has trillions of bacteria. And these tiny, living things are paramount for optimal gut function.

It is known that the gut impacts our immune systems and the function of our organs. And what is the largest organ in the human body? The skin! So it makes sense why the latest research suggests that a healthier gut leads to healthier skin.

But it is often overlooked when it comes to a skincare routine.

5 things you need to know about the gut-skin axis:


There is likely no shock that your gut is connected to your diet. But when it comes to its impact on the skin, it’s a less hot topic for conversation.

The average American diet is notorious for its added sugars. Even when we try to avoid them, they are often sneaky. Finding themselves hidden in a lot of our favourite foods. And this can have detrimental results for the health of our gut bacteria.

Scientific American even went as far to call it a ‘sugary death sentence’ for healthy gut bacteria.


And what about sugar substitutes? Research has found they can cause devastation for our gut microbiome.Destroying the healthy, good bacteria and turning them into harmful ones. Allowing inflammation to take place and cause an array of issues for your skin.


Nasty strains of bacteria can cause havoc for our gut microbiome. And lead to disaster for our skin appearance. All these nasty enzymes feast on the collagen supplies that the skin needs to look youthful. Destroying its elasticity, bounce and volume.


The bad bacteria and enzymes create inflammation leading to oxidative stress. This can be savage for the skin. It can damage the DNA of the skin cells. Losing their ability to produce elastin and collagen. Giving you wrinkles and sagging.


Oestrogen influences the composition and function of the gut microbiota. The diverse community of microorganisms living in the gastrointestinal tract. And research has established its importance. It aids in the growth of beneficial bacteria and helps keep the gut microbiota balanced. But during menopause, oestrogen levels decline.

When this hormone decreases, it can disrupt the balance of the gut microbiota. This can lead to an unhappy relationship between the gut and skin. Resulting in many of the tell-tale signs of aging. Loss of skin elasticity, wrinkles, fine lines, drying and thinning.


Inflammation in the gut can trigger systemic inflammation, including the skin. The problem is caused by imbalances in gut bacteria. And increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut). When this happens, bacterial products and inflammatory molecules can circulate our bodies. Leading to systemic inflammation. This can contribute to various skin inflammatory disorders like acne, rosacea, and dermatitis.

What can you do to heal your gut-skin axis?

There’s good news. There’s a way to heal your gut-skin axis. And it doesn’t involve having to eat nothing but boring vegetables and drink plain, old water. That is no fun for anyone.

There is a simpler way to achieve glowing, healthy skin. These two powerful ingredients can bring your gut-skin axis back to health.

What is Butyrate?

A short chain fatty-acid found in the colon. Essential for a healthy gut. Low butyrate levels means things don’t run as smoothly. It can even cause inflammation and diseases. High butyrate levels make sure everything is in order and working well. It helps keep the cells lining of your gut healthy and happy. Strengthening the gut barrier so nasty bacteria cannot enter the blood steam. Keeping the immune system calm and under control.

What is Vitamin A?

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin. It plays an important role in a variety of bodily functions. Used in skincare retinoids for its youth boosting benefits. This powerful vitamin works miracles in the gut too. It supports the gut lining to protect us from nasties. Enhances immune function and is essential to a healthy gut microbiota.

And to make your life even easier, Rise by Lumiara has got your back. And your gut and skin too.

Formulated with these two age-fighting ingredients to help reconnect your gut-skin axis. Allow your gut to be nourished so that radiant, youthful skin can flourish. Eliminate stubborn wrinkles, tighten saggy skin…. and it can even help drop those stubborn pounds you can’t get rid of from Christmas.

You don’t need to throw another cream in the mix and hope it works its magic on your wrinkles. Thanks to the latest science and research, we now know how to restore the gut-skin axis. Thanks to Rise by Lumiara, there is a way to treat the true root cause of aging and help us achieve glowing, radiant skin. Because when your gut is beautiful on the inside, you look beautiful on the outside.