Is damage to our skin barrier leading to ‘leaky skin’?

Sunday 12th Sep 2021 |

We now understand that our digestive health, specifically the versatility of our gut microbiome, has a profound impact on the health of the biggest organ in the body, our skin.

As we learn more about the gut-skin connection, we know that constant communication is taking place via the gut-skin axis. This means that poor gut health can result in a weakened skin barrier resulting in dry, dull and inflamed skin. 

A healthy skin barrier is also of paramount importance when it comes to the treatment of a number of skin related diseases, including eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. pellamex is a ground-breaking new supplement for dry, sensitive and eczema-prone skin, helping to maintain and restore a healthy skin barrier. Unlike creams and lotions, this smart supplement targets the entire skin area, resulting in a healthy skin across the whole body. The benefits are not just ‘skin deep’ and extend into our overall health and wellbeing, explains Nutritional Therapist, Marilia Chamon. “A compromised barrier both in the gut and in the skin have been linked to altered immune responses that can lead to chronic diseases”. 

The barriers to both the gut and the skin work to absorb important nutrients and block out unwanted substances. “The gut and the skin share many similarities and just like in the gut, microbial diversity and immune interactions are vital for optimal skin function”, says Marilia. “Both have a diverse microbiome that is responsible for shaping the immune system, protecting against pathogens and maintaining a healthy barrier, our first line of defence”. When it comes to the gut, evidence has shown that damage to the intestinal lining affects its functionality, due to increased permeability, more commonly referred to as  ‘leaky gut’. The same can be said for a weakened skin barrier leading to ‘leaky skin’, making us more vulnerable to infections and diseases and more sensitive to allergens. 

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Research suggests that one of the best ways to support and nourish our skin barrier is through the supplementation of high purity amino acids as part of a dermatologically researched supplement, such as pellamex. Offering an alternative way to help strengthen the skin barrier, its unique, patented formula contains the active ingredient, l-histidine, a high-purity amino acid that works with the skin’s biology to strengthen and restore the skin barrier. I-histidine also acts as a building block for the key skin barrier protein filaggrin, which plays a vital role in maintaining a strong skin barrier, as it locks in moisture from within and blocks the entry of allergens, irritants and pollutants. 

It’s never been easier to take back control and transform your skin with inside-out hydration. The daily 25ml dose comes in a portable sachet, which you can take on the go or dissolve into water for a refreshing drink. After just 30 days you can expect to strengthen your skin barrier and notice healthier, stronger and more hydrated skin. 

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