Problem Skin

Why your Teen's acne ISN'T clearing up

Written by Steve Collins on May 30, 2024

“Go on Accutane”, “reduce stress levels”, “change diet”, “switch creams”…

It can all feel very confusing and frustrating…

Especially if you’re just trying to do the best for your teenager.

One of the reasons it’s confusing is because we are not educated on one of the key root causes of problem skin.

The truth is, at any age, your skin health actually starts in your gut.

In fact, your skin and gut send information to each other, back and forth through the “Skin-Gut Axis.”

There is a silent villain at large, attacking the skin of people who suffer with acne problems...

Called "leaky gut"

Leaky gut occurs when there's damage to your protective gut wall, allowing toxins and undigested food particles to leak into your bloodstream.

A recent study showed 54% of acne patients have less diversity in their gut microbiome and more inflammation in their gut lining.


Pesticides, stress, antibiotics, and other parts of modern living damage your gut. These features of modern living kill off “good” gut bacteria, allowing inflammation causing bacteria to thrive and toxins to leak into your bloodstream through an inflamed, damaged gut wall…

It’s an invisible problem.

However, the problems that a damaged gut cause are definitely visible:

Acne, pimples, blackheads, mild eczema and psoriasis.

But problem skin and gut health can be addressed – even in teens.

We designed Skin + Gut™ to heal the gut lining and rebalance the gut bacteria, so your teen can clear their skin and feel like themselves again.

Each capsule of Skin + Gut™ contains advanced probiotics, botanicals and nutritional compounds to help restore beneficial bacteria in your gut and repair your gut wall…

Helping to prevent toxins leaking into your gut and creating downstream skin problems like acne.

Great skin health starts with great gut health. Remember – problem skin is a difficult nut to crack. So we recommend a minimum of 90 days using Skin + Gut™ consistently. 


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