The Skin & Gut Microbiome Connection

The most frequently asked question about our Bum + Body Cream is: Will it work for me? Our oregano-powered bodycare hero targets the root cause of many chronic skin irritations—a topical overgrowth of bacteria, yeast or fungus that is causing your skin microbiome to be unbalanced. 

And while most of our community experiences great results, there are people who don’t. And when those messages land in our customer service inbox, we like to take the conversation here: The Gut-Skin Axis

Digestive health is a main component of skin health. Studies show a definite link between gut health and skin issues like eczema, rosacea, acne and more. This is because your gut and skin are in constant communication via what has become known as the gut-skin axis. While symptoms of gut health manifest throughout the body in various ways, the skin is often a great barometer for what is going on inside your gut. This is where the body makes nutrients and neurotransmitters, metabolizes hormones and detoxifies enzymes, and neutralizes pathogens. It’s even home to 70% of your immune system. 

A Closer Look 

Just like your skin, the gut contains a collection of trillions of strains of bacteria and microbes. This is called the gut microbiome. This microbiome maintains homeostasis throughout the body, but can majorly affect our other organs if it becomes unbalanced. If we experience any issues with our gut, like inflammation, leaky gut or digestion problems, our skin is usually the first place we notice problems. 

Bum + Body Cream effectively neutralizes any overgrowth of microorganisms like bacteria, yeast or fungus in your topical skin microbiome, but cannot bring your gut microbiome back into homeostasis. When your chronic skin condition stems from your gut, you need to restore health from the inside out. 

Our founder swears by drinking a lot of water, clean eating, a course of oregano when needed and daily probiotics to help keep a healthy gut. 

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