The Link Between Probiotics and Skin Health – From Inside Out and Outside In

The human body contains 11 major organ systems that work together to keep the body safe and healthy. With such a complex and interconnected arrangement, there are often unusual, and sometimes unexplained, interactions between the systems in the body. There are also often links between seemingly unrelated conditions and diseases too. Skin problems can cause stress, for instance, and stress can cause stomach upset. Psoriasis and type 2 diabetes can also affect each other. Psoriasis causes overgrowth of skin cells that results in red, raised patches covered by silvery scales, known as plaques. It can also affect the immune system…. [Read More…]

How Gut Health Affects Skin Health

With a total area of about 20 square feet, your skin is the largest organ of your body – and it is one of the most important. Your skin protects you from dangerous viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens, and from the sun, wind and extreme temperatures. Your skin is also one of the first things people see. Skin looks and functions at its best when it is healthy. Unhealthy skin allows pathogens to invade your body. Skin problems, such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis can be uncomfortable and socially embarrassing. Outbreaks of these skin problems can cause self-consciousness in teens…. [Read More…]

How to Make Your Own Probiotic Face Mask

When someone says probiotics, we hope the first thing that comes to mind is Natren Probiotics! If you’ve been reading our blog for a while you know that probiotics are a powerful way to improve digestion, boost immune health and so much more. But did you know that Natren probiotics can also be applied topically to your skin? You can even make your own face mask with just two ingredients! Why You Need a Probiotic Face Mask The skin is our largest organ and home to its own unique set of microorganisms. The beneficial bacteria on the skin work much…. [Read More…]

How Gut Health Affect Skin Health

With so much focus on keeping our hearts, brains, and other organs healthy, let’s not forget about the importance of caring for the largest organ in the human body – the skin. Your skin is the organ that separates you from the outside world and acts as a selective barrier to keep toxins and harmful microorganisms out. If you’re like most people, you do the standard things like cleanse your skin and apply moisturizer but those work on the surface of your skin – what’s going on at a deeper level that could undermine the health of your skin? Skin…. [Read More…]