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#PoopGoodLookGood. How Gut Health Impacts Your Skin (Win!)

February 12, 2023

Today, February 13, is National Poop Day, and we’re partnering with the pros at Bend Beauty to reveal a surprising connection between gut health and, believe it or not, your skin.

Your Gut Health Is Vital

If you haven’t heard it before, we’ll say it now: you need to pay attention to your gut health. It’s essential to your physical and mental well-being, with the gut microbiome playing an absolutely essential role—and optimizing gut health requires ensuring you have the right amount of healthy bacteria in your intestinal tract.

According to the Harvard School of Public Health, gut health is directly impacted by the makeup of your microbiome. Your microbiome is made up of trillions of microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses, some health-promoting, others damaging to our health. Every person has a unique microbiome that is influenced by their DNA at birth, and later influenced by environmental toxins, antibiotic use and lifestyle choices like diet and alcohol. Ensuring we have the right amount of healthy microorganisms in our bodies is the path to optimizing our gut health. We can do this through diet and lifestyle choices—and by supplementation.

Supplements For Good Gut Health

GUT GLOW, Bend Beauty’s newest supplement, contains two clinically studied soluble fibre, Sunfiber® (partially hydrolyzed guar gum) and inavea™ (acacia gum), as well as tremella mushroom (also known as silver ear) extract to support healthy gastrointestinal function, improve regularity, enhance your gut microbiome and reduce gut irritation, among others.

Prebiotic fibres support the gut microbiome by acting as a food source for good gut bacteria. This promotes their growth, and production of beneficial fermentation bi-products, which supports digestive health, supports a healthy gut lining, and overall wellness. Adding 3-4 servings of prebiotic-rich foods to your diet like onions, garlic, asparagus, artichokes and apples is a great start. If you struggle to get your daily amount of fibre in, adding a supplement like GUT GLOW to your morning routine is an easy gut hack.

Bottom line, you can keep your gut beautiful and balanced with GUT GLOW, which promotes healthy gastrointestinal function, provides prebiotic fibres that support healthy gut bacteria, reduces mild gastrointestinal discomfort, increases regularity and reduces bloating and modulates immune function. It’s vegan and certified organic; simply add 2-3 scoops of this tasteless supplement to your water, coffee or your smoothie. Bonus: it isn’t goopy like other fibre drinks or the latest TikTok chia seed challenges!

Wait! What’s The Connection Between Gut Health & Skin Health?

We’re glad you asked! Scientific research has demonstrated there is bi-directional communication between the gut and the skin; they communicate with each other through metabolites mainly produced by the bacteria living in the gut (that gut microbiome we mentioned earlier) and the bacteria living on the skin (skin microbiome). Emerging research suggests that, through this communication, imbalances in gut health may result in skin conditions.

For example, people with gut disorders, such as ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and celiac disease, often have skin problems such as atopic dermatitis and acne. While symptoms of gut issues can be incredibly varied, the skin is often a great barometer for what’s going on inside the digestive system. Therefore, it’s important to get your digestive health in check in order to feel well and, of course, experience healthy skin. In other words, #PoopGoodLookGood.

Shop GUT GLOW online or use Bend Beauty’s store locator to find retailers near you. —Vita Daily

Win! A $150 Bend Beauty GUT GLOW Prize Pack!

Congrats Amanda M. of Hamilton, ON, who will receive a $150 GUT GLOW prize pack from Bend Beauty, including 2 x GUT GLOWs and a mug, in celebration of National Poop Day! Rules and regulations herePlease note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.


  1. Teresa H

    February 13th, 2023 at 9:58 am

    Work out and eat enough water everyday


  2. So La

    February 13th, 2023 at 12:40 pm

    Probiotics @farting_frog

  3. Mary Ann Dudragne

    February 13th, 2023 at 2:38 pm


    I try to eat as healthy as possible… but need to do better (and maybe that will help my eczema.)

  4. Tabby72

    February 14th, 2023 at 7:22 am

    I eat lots of fibre! @tabby_1972

  5. Anne Tam

    February 14th, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    I try to eat healthy, and take a probiotic supplement to keep my gut healthy! @jcont1234

  6. Melanie Camirand

    February 14th, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    I’m keeping my gut healthy by taking probiotics every day.
    IG : melcami1

  7. Amanda Masters

    February 14th, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    I take prebiotics

  8. Danny M

    February 15th, 2023 at 8:28 am

    We try to eat healthy and take probiotics.


  9. sandra Lebeau

    February 15th, 2023 at 9:42 am

    By what I eat @lebeau5450

  10. Tracy CarmichaeL

    February 16th, 2023 at 2:54 pm

    Drink lots of water! And do wellness shots!

  11. Harriet Katz

    February 16th, 2023 at 10:21 pm

    I eat a lot of high fibre foods and drink plenty of water.

  12. roseg

    February 18th, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Fibre, as much as possible, followed by lots of liquids to “help it along”. @rosegrissom

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