Paula Simpson is a biochemist, nutrition coach, and product formulation expert. She is also behind many successful skincare product innovations and brands.
She is the author of ‘Good Bacteria for Healthy Skin’. This book is a practical guide on gut health and skin microbiome (so that every one of us can understand it J), also about how we can nourish our skin and minimize the exposure to chemical and toxins, on how to find the balance in life, breathe, rest and manage stress for a glowing skin.
“Your skin is a mirror image of your inner health and well-being.”
She always keeps Greek yogurt, berries, organic greens, and smoothies of all kinds on her weekly grocery list. she reminds us,
“What You Eat Affects How You Look”
The whole concept of skin microbiome is fascinating, but at the same time, it is extremely complex. She’s been challenged to write a practical, consumer-friendly book that can truly be helpful and useful for everybody. She explains how to read the product labels, and she has also done an amazing job to broke down the book in different skin conditions and skin concerns providing step by step protocols and regimes.
There are good bacteria and these little tiny microorganisms help to nurture and balance our health both from within and on our skin.
How do we know if we have a healthy microbiome? There is a microbiome clinical test, and there are symptomatic conditions that you can look at.
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“We have been trained for years about personal care, skincare, hygiene, products, troughing out all the concept of the microbiome. Excess cleaning, excess exfoliator, and treatments are going against of a healthy microbiome, because these products and treatments break down the skin barrier. All those good bacteria that are working for your skin to keep it healthy and resilient. “ says Paula.
Sadly, nothing is different when it comes to our inner health, gut health. The modern, western diet creates a lot of harm and inflammation in our body, and it increases the risk of many syndromes that are actually linked to skin concerns.
“It’s all connected. Everything from what you consume through diet/supplementation, to how well you digest and metabolize nutrients, to what you surround and expose your skin to will have an impact on the health and appearance of your skin.”
Paula loves the Mediterranean diet and she advises to do gardening, get our hands dirty! Allow our skin to connect with nature, it actually nurtures and helps to keep our microbiome balance.
Just in anything in life, perfection is always the less ideal situation. she suggests keeping an 80/20 healthy diet rule, so no movie popcorns or sweet snacks are not banded unless you keep this simple rule always in your mind.
those holly Herbs! Certain herbs are very beneficial for our gut health. We gave the spotlight to the Hungarian Paprika, it boosts better digestion and metabolism, as it increases body temperature and creates a thermogenic effect. it is loaded with antibacterial properties that make it effective against any skin problem associated with bacterial infection, including acne.
Consistency vs spot treatments? When you take something on your face, you can immediately notice the impact. Probiotics and antioxidants aren’t working in this way. Results take longer to show, to see the benefits, even 4-6 months.
“But everything starts with gut health.”