The Gut-Skin Connection

The research is clear. If you want to transform your skin, learn how to love and care for your gut.

When we restore our gut and digestive health, the root of many skin concerns is addressed and the skin has a chance to heal from within. Skin-irritating toxins are eliminated and the internal foundation is laid for clear, glowing skin.

We do this by:


Removing gut-irritating foods and drink.


Repairing the gut wall with bone broths and therapeutic plants.


Rebalancing your gut microbiome with probiotics and prebiotics.


Restoring a positive gut-brain connection through wellbeing rituals.

Your skin is a reflection of your life. It reflects the quality of your diet, lifestyle and well-being. The skin requires a range of nutrients in order to thrive, heal and slow down the ageing process. Dull, lifeless, spotty skin are indications your body is not getting enough nutrients for good health. What you apply topically is important, but true skin transformation is only possible when we work from within.

Natural gut health supplements

Bestow Beauty is a holistic approach to skin care from within, formulated by New Zealand’s leading dermo-nutritionist, Janine Tait. BESTOW uses a natural plant-based range of organic super-foods that are easily absorbed by the body to nourish and support your inner health and outer beauty.

BESTOW’s Powders and Essential Oils supply essential skin nutrients from within to treat skin disorders such as acne, congestion, dry skin, rosacea, dehydration and hypersensitivity. BESTOW’s products are high in anti-oxidants to protect the skin from the ageing effects of free-radicals.

How can gut health affect your skin and why?

If you have an unhealthy gut it can have a big impact on our overall health and especially the appearance of your skin.  Skin conditions like acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis are typically a symptom of something else going on in the body.

Our hair, nails and skin are usually the first places in which we notice changes. This is because when nutrients are in short supply, the body drives nutrients towards essential organs like the heart, brain and liver.

Sometimes when problem skin conditions do not respond well to skin care treatments, the source of the issue may actually be in the gut. Gut problems and indigestion can actually affect the way your body retains the nutrients found in your diet, leading to poor absorption of the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants needed to keep skin looking healthy and potentially worsening existing skin conditions.

When harmful substances make their way into the bloodstream, the body looks for the quickest way to remove them… and through the skin is often the quickest and easiest option.
The body triggers an immune reaction in response to these substances, which can cause redness, swelling and breakouts.

Your diet is the most important factor to getting a clear complexion because the gut microbiome, which is the bacteria living in your digestive system and intestines, influences your overall health which ultimately improves your skin.

In addition, a supplement rich in vitamins, minerals and probiotics can help support digestive function.

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