Anyone wanting radiant and beautiful looking skin would be surprised to know that the answer could actually lie in his or her digestive tract, rather than in what one eats or the skin care products one applies. The digestive system is the main chamber where the body absorbs beauty nutrients from the food that we eat and it is also the main place where the toxins are dispelled through elimination. Thus, if the digestion system doesn’t work properly, skin issues are bound to occur.
What causes poor digestion?
Did you know that two of the top 5 drugs being sold in America are used for digestive issues? Did you know that there are more than 200 over-the-counter solutions and remedies for digestive disorders? And did you know that a number of skin conditions can be directly attributed to improper digestion? It certainly makes sense to find out more about what causes poor digestion, doesn’t it?
- Stress/ Anxiety – Psychological factors like anxiety or stress can disturb the digestion system by reducing the amount of digestive enzymes being secreted or weakening the mechanism which controls your stomach contractions.
- Food Intolerances – A number of food items can lead to poor digestion because they irritate the digestive tract. Any food item to which your body is sensitive can lead to inflammatory problems. Moreover, if a food item is not digested properly, it can leave your stomach in a partially undigested state. This undigested item enters the small intestines and starts producing carbon dioxide and hydrogen there. This finally leads to the discomfort that one experiences during indigestion.
- Poor Diet – A poor diet and wrong food choices can affect your digestion. You need to ensure that you stay away from junk food and things like processed food. Things like alcohol and soda are a strict no as well.
- Dehydration – Dehydration is one of the main causes of poor digestion. Many people don’t drink enough water to allow the stomach to produce the right quantities of digestive acid. Lack of water causes the bicarbonate layer to become thin and allows the hyaluronic acid in your stomach to damage the stomach wall.
- Disruption of healthy gut flora – This depletes the nutrient absorption capacities of your body, which in turn leads to indigestion.
Skin problems caused due to poor digestion
Anyone who has suffered from skin issues like acne, psoriasis or eczema knows how frustrating these issues are. A number of treatments try to address these issues, but if you only receive a short term relief from such treatments, you really need to look into your internal health. Did you know that 24% patients suffering from Crohn’s disease have skin manifestations and 54% of acne patients suffer from significant alterations to the gut flora? There are all sorts of skin issues like acne, rashes, dull and sallow skin and rosacea that can be attributed to poor digestion. Thus, the ideal way to deal with skin issues might be to improve your digestion and make some long lasting changes in your daily routine.
How to improve digestion
Beautiful skin can work wonders for your social media selfies and your confidence. OROGOLD examines some of the best ways of improving your digestion, something that is integral for beautiful looking skin. Follow these suggestions for a few weeks and you might not ever want to go back to your old routine once you see the kind of results that these solutions offer.
- Drink more water – OROGOLD Cosmetics has already shown you how harmful lack of water can be for your digestion and your skin. We recommend you to drink at least 10 – 12 glasses of water on a daily basis.
- Eat smaller meals frequently – What enters your body is as important as what is put on the skin. Eat a whole food based diet that is full of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables to improve your digestion and take your skin on the path to becoming flawless. It is equally important to regulate your intake and eat smaller meals more frequently.
- Avoid processed food – Avoid eating processed and refined food items. They are known to be one of the main culprits behind improper digestion. Remove processed and refined food items like caffeine, dairy, alcohol, white sugar, red meat for an entire week and slowly reintroduce them one at a time, making sure that you don’t go overboard this time around.
- Regular exercise – Proper movement is essential to improve the overall functioning of your digestive system. An increase in your heart rate helps your body in circulation of essential nutrients to your skin and pushes the toxins out.
- Take probiotics –Probiotics are essentially the “good bacteria” that live in our digestive tract and maintain the pH levels of the skin. They can help to rebalance and improve digestion.