Gut health and how it affects your skin

Written by: Madeleine White

The gut microbiome has been proven to have a profound effect on the health of the entire body, from brain function to weight, immunity, digestion, mood and skin.

To support a healthy gut and improve overall health, there are an array of simple things you can do as part of your daily rituals...

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30 different plant foods per week
Excess sugar and highly processed foods
Colourful plant foods (these are rich in fibre and polyphenols)
Overuse of antibiotics
Fermented foods e.g. natural yogurt, kefir, kombucha, sauerkraut, pickles, miso, tempeh, kimchi

Up to 95% of serotonin is made in the gut, one of the key “happy hormones” in the body responsible for a good mood.

The Nue Co.'s PRE + PROBIOTIC supplement is designed specifically for people with IBS (the most common gastrointestinal complaint) to help reduce bloating, regulate digestion and keep your bathroom habits regular.

It uses a well-studied strain of probiotic bacteria called Bacillus Coagulans, which has been proven to support those suffering with IBS. The spores in each capsule lie dormant until they reach the small intestine. Once activated, they begin to multiply, creating more and more good bacteria in the gut.

What's the difference between PREbiotics and PRObiotics?

 Feed and fertilise the “good” bacteria
Live organisms a.k.a. “good” bacteria
Many fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains and legumes contain prebiotics
Improve the balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria within the gut

Think of a prebiotic as fertilizer for your gut. Taking a probiotic without a prebiotic is like trying to plant a flower in bad soil. Without a healthy foundation, it will wilt and die.

The Gut-Skin Axis

The skin microbiome refers to the bacterial ecosystem that covers your skin to protect you. Your skin is the largest organ in the human body and home to over 10 billion bacterial cells which is roughly one million bacteria per centimetre of skin. After the gut, human skin contains the second highest number and diversity of microorganisms. 

Studies have shown that dysbiosis (an imbalance of gut bacteria) can lead to inflammatory skin conditions including rosacea, dermatitis and acne.

The Nue Co. have created a simple skincare routine specifically designed to care for the skin's microbiome. 


  • Gentle soap-free wash
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Rebuilds the skin barrier
  • Contains PRE, PRO and POSTBIOTICS to replenish your topical microbiome 


  • Gel-to-cream formula that instantly absorbs into the skin
  • Plumps and smooths
  • Protects against pollution damage
  • Contains PRE, PRO and POSTBIOTICS to replenish your topical microbiome