How To Enhance Your Gut and Skin Microbiome… And Why You Should Care

gut and skin microbiome

First. What’s a microbiome?

Thank you for asking! Read on to see the short answer:

“The human digestive tract contains a delicate balance of microorganisms called the gut microbiome. The balance of gut microbiomes includes friendly bacteria that help regulate harmful bacteria, parasites, or an overgrowth of candida.”

-Dr. Trevor Cates, The Spa Dr.

Simply put, “as we age, toxins, stress, infections, poor dietary choices, and certain medications can negatively affect the gut microbiome.”Clean Skin From Within

Why this should matter to you, besides the obvious health implications, is because a healthy balance of your gut microbiome directly impacts how your skin looks!

Wow! Right?


Additionally, your skin also has its own microbiome. These are different, yet equally important, microorganisms living on, and protecting, your skin helping to prevent acne, eczema, other blemishes, and premature aging.


  • Eat probiotic foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, pickled produce, yogurt, and kefir along with prebiotic foods like dandelion greens, garlic, onions, leeks, and chicory
  • Take a high-quality probiotic supplement daily
  • Cut back on excess carbohydrates and sugars
  • Balance the pH on your skin by using high-quality, natural skincare products
  • Use pure, natural Argan oil to regulate the skin’s acid mantle and impart luminosity, softness, and moisture to your skin

“There is no magic bullet when it comes to restoring and maintaining a healthy gut and skin microbiome. The good news is that with a few simple changes to your lifestyle you can change you can achieve better health and gorgeous, glowing skin.”

–Dr. Trevor Cates, The Spa Dr.

Would you like to learn more about the importance of gut and skin microbiomes? Then take a moment to watch three of my favorite, very insightful microbiome interviews on The Spa Dr. podcast.

The Microbiome Solution with Naveen Jain

Healthy Skin and The Skin Microbiome with Dr. Trevor Cates

Addressing the Gut Biome with Christa Orecchio

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