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Save your skin: You are what you eat

Nutrition plays a key role in skin health,

We’ve heard of problem skin being treated with everything from salicylic acid to antibiotics. But yogurt and blueberries, flaxseed and salmon?

Meagen McCusker, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center says It’s really true that you are what you eat, adding that the condition of your skin often tells a story about your overall health and well-being.

The first food that is recommended to avoid to save your skin are sugars.Not only can sugar cause inflammations in the body, but it also adversely affects cell membranes and by extension can break down collagen. Collagen is a type of protein that helps make the skin elastic.

In addition of changing your diet by eliminating sugars and other foods, you probably know that probiotics are good for digestive health. But, did you know there are special probiotics that live on and in your skin? These beneficial bacteria help the skin maintain its barrier function and keep dermal cells healthy.

Many common facial cleansers and skincare products can disrupt the balance of these friendly bacteria. Dr. Ohhira’s skin care line provides probiotic and prebiotic nutrients to help rejuvenate and support the balanced micro-ecology needed for healthy skin. The botanical extracts provide powerful antioxidant effects, too.

We recommend these two products from Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics

1- Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar Kampuku soap

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar merges the revitalizing power of natural ingredients, ancient Japanese fermentation skills, and modern science to create a clarifying, balancing, and rejuvenating beauty bar gentle enough for the entire family.


Crafted from 14 natural plant extracts, Kampuku provides chemical-free moisturizing, probiotic support, and natural deodorant benefits. This gentle but effective beauty bar is suitable for daily use on all skin types, especially very sensitive skin. Honored with the ‘Best of Beauty’ Award by Better Nutrition Magazine, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar promotes and maintains supple, radiant-looking skin… naturally!


2- Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion

Magoroku Skin Lotion

Dr Ohhira Probiotics Magoroku Skin Lotion

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion merges the revitalizing powers of natural ingredients, ancient Japanese fermentation skills, and modern science to create a superior moisturizing and rejuvenating experience. This exclusive formula, created by award-winning microbiologist Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, melds probiotic and prebiotic nutrients along with wild plant and fruit extracts. The proprietary blend supports the balanced ecology necessary for healthy skin.


Your skin easily absorbs the natural ingredients, which are carried by the traditional skin-friendly Japanese Magoroku (equine oil). Modern science now confirms that Dr. Ohhira’s Magoroku oil contains alpha-linolenic acids and linoleic acids that cannot be produced in the body.

The Magoroku skin lotion is a soothing lotion ideal for daily use on very dry and sensitive skin. It may be applied as often as needed on face and body, wherever dry skin is an issue. Used regularly, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion promotes and maintains healthy, radiant-looking skin.

Editors note: some content of this article was written by Gabriella Boston from the Washington post and we added more information about the probiotics which we are specialists in this topic.

Copyright © 2016 Good Gut Solution.

Diana Uriostegui October 4, 2013