Busy Philipps Thinks Her Skin-Picking Might Be Related to Her Gut Health—Is That a Thing?

Busy Philipps Thinks

Her Skin-Picking Might

Be Related to Her Gut

Health—Is That a Thing?.

Over the years, Busy Philipps

has been open about her struggle

with stress-induced skin-picking. .

Philipps said her

skin-picking feels

"out of control" at

times, but a friend

helped change her

perspective. .

"[My friend] was like…You can't feel

shame about a thing that you don't

have that much control over.'".

That same friend also sent Philipps an article

that suggested a link between skin-picking

and an "imbalance" in gut health.

It may seem like a weird connection,

but research does suggest a link

between gut and skin health.

Namely, an imbalance in the gut might 

cause skin inflammation in some people.

In turn, that inflammation

could lead you to pick more.