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Probiotics positively impact many parts of our bodies, from our skin and hair right down to our gut—the latter, however, is the key player. “When the gut isn’t functioning optimally, the skin is often the first place to show these effects,” explains Kimberly Snyder, a celebrity nutritionist, holistic wellness expert, and founder of Solluna by Kimberly Snyder. And when this happens, we absorb fewer nutrients, which implicates skin and hair health, as well as a slew of other systems. Luckily, poor gut health can be fixed by a probiotic-rich diet. “Probiotics have the proven ability to regulate hormones and metabolics, strengthen the immune system, and support detoxification—all of which contribute to overall health and more optimal functioning throughout the body. This results in healthier cells, including in your hair and skin,” adds Snyder.
While taking a supplement can help, the easiest way to boost your probiotic intake