Healthy, glow­ing skin starts in the gut,

Cosmopolitan (South Africa) - - BEAUTY -

says der­ma­tol­o­gist Whit­ney Bowe, who is known in the skin­care world for her in­te­grated ap­proach to beauty and in-depth re­search on the con­nec­tion be­tween the gut and skin mi­cro­biomes (aka ecosys­tems of liv­ing bac­te­ria). ‘Pa­tients deal­ing with acne, rosacea, eczema or pre­ma­ture age­ing can ben­e­fit from my three-week plan, which in­tro­duces diet, life­style and skin­care habits to re­set the gut flora and im­prove skin,’ she says. You can get all the de­tails in her new book The Beauty Of Dirty Skin (from R340 at Takealot), which in­cludes recipes, work­out ideas and skin­care tips.

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